Larry A. Kobojek, 62, of Russell, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2023, in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was born in Warren, PA on August 7, 1960, the son of the late Leo and Sophie (Glotz) Kobojek. Larry had resided in Russell his entire life and was a graduate of Eisenhower High School. He was currently employed with the Warren County School District in the Custodial Department and had worked there for 43 years. Larry also cleaned and worked for the Russell United Methodist Church. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren.
Larry was a member of the Russell Volunteer Fire Department Station 54 for 45 years; joining in 1978. He was a past recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award, a former EMT, served on various Department Committees, held the position of Lieutenant, and Captain, and served as assistant fire chief for 12 years.
He is survived by his siblings; Rita A. Pace and partner Rodney Zinger of Warren, PA, and Tony Kobojek and wife Nancy of Stoneham, PA; one nephew Randy Pace of North Richland Hills, TX; one niece Amy Pace; three great nieces Nina, Desire, and Zenayda Pace; one great nephew Rei Rhoad all of Port St. Lucie, FL; numerous cousins; and his faithful dog Ellie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Stephen J. Kobojek.
Friends may call on Thursday March 9, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. 304 East St. Warren, PA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 10, 2023, at 10:00 am in St. Joseph R.C. Church 600 Pennsylvania Ave. W. Warren with the Rev. Richard Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Russell VFD, 66 Perrigo Ln, Russell, PA 16345. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.
Rest in Peace and thank you for all the years of service to your neighbors.
I remember when you cleaned up my chocolate milk from off the table, I thank you for your service of being an excellent custodian for BWMS. you will be missed.
Such a wonderful memory! Thank you!
All those years we literally “grew up” together in the fire department you were always the voice of reason in the crowd. Deliberate and level headed we always looked to you for the final decision. I don’t think I told you enough of how really proud I was of you for holding many ranks, but the rank of Asst. Chief for so long.
I know how much you loved your family and it gives me some comfort that you’ll be reunited with your mom, dad,& brother. Also, with many of our other fire department family who have gone before us, they will be happy to see you. Tell them we’ll all catch up on old stories and laughs when we all see each other again. To your family – Larry may be gone but he leaves a legacy behind of dedication and caring across a wide path of this world! Everyone he touched and the ones very privileged to be called friends take a piece of him in our hearts for the rest of our lives. There are many good memories of Larry, use those to fill the emptiness in your heart. Rest in peace Larry Dave
Thank you for your kind words. I will miss him terribly but know he is with mom and dad and my brother Steve. Thank you to you and all the members of the fire department for your service. God bless all of you!
I’ve known Larry most of my adulthood through working in the Warren County School District. Larry was a gentle, quiet soul who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Thank you so much