Remembering Phil Cobb (1927-2012)
Belgrade Lakes, Maine - Philip Jackson Cobb died at age 84 at the Veteran’s Home in Augusta, Maine on March 15, 2012.
Phil was born September 5,1927, a son of Roland and Catherine Thomson Cobb, in Denmark, Maine. He was educated at The George School, the University of Florida at Gainsville (Bachelors of Education) and Rutgers University (Masters of Education). Phil served in the U.S. Navy. He loved organized children’s camps and spent more than seventy five years in camping, co-directing Camp Runoia in Belgrade Lakes for over 50 years. He was an administrator of the John Witherspoon School in Princeton, NJ for over thirty years after teaching history at the Nassau Street School in Princeton. He volunteered for the Maine Youth Camping Association, the Town of Belgrade, the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Natural Resource Council of Maine, He spent nearly 50 loving years married to his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Nawrath Cobb. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, and two sons, Eric Cobb and Robert Cobb.
Phil is survived by his daughters, Cassandra Cobb and Pamela Cobb Heuberger, his sister, Virginia Cobb Thibodeaux and his daughter-in-law, Marsha Cobb, his son-in-law, Mark Heuberger, his grandchildren, Crystal Cobb, Jai Kells and Mike Gray and his three great grandaughters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Phil’s name can be made to:
Betty Cobb Campership Fund: Camp Runoia Alumnae Organization, PO Box 450, Belgrade Lakes, Maine 04918
Or the Natural Resource Council of Maine: 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330