JEFFERSON — Larry D. Kobella, age 65, of E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio, died Saturday morning, August 24, 2013, at his residence after extended suffering with COPD.
He was born July 5, 1948, in Brusnwick, Ohio, the son of the late John “Jack” A. and Margaret L. (Pitonak) Kobella and has lived in the Jefferson area most of his life, coming from Brunswick. Larry was a graduate of Jefferson High School. A Veteran, he was a member of the 9th Platoon in the U. S. Army serving during the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart, multiple Army Commendation Medals and Bronze Star Medals.
He was a member of Tuscan Lodge #342 F. & A. M. Larry enjoyed hunting, collecting guns, archery, dirt bikes and four-wheelers. He loved his pets and animals and was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include four children, Kristen L. Kobella of Willoughby, Michael D. (Stephanie) Kobella of Chesterland, Amanda L. (Mike) Milinski of Rock Creek and Larry D. Kobella II of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Cecilia, Sylvia, Makenzie and Mason; a brother, Robert J. Kobella of Jefferson; and two sisters, Donna Mae L. Prindle of Orwell and Diana Margaret E. Jackson of Conneaut.
A Visitation will be held Friday, August 30th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, INC., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: In-Country Vietnam Veterans, in care of, Ed Harcourt, P.O. Box 97, Unionville, Ohio 44088.
Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 31st, in Oakdale Cemetery with American Legion Post #103 offering Full Military Honors.
Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com and starbeacon.com.