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In Loving Memory

Kobylinski, Robert E.

November 10, 1936 - January 16, 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Beloved father of Michael (Terry Perez) Kobylinski and Michele Fisher; loving grandfather of Niki Perez, Amanda (Shane) Hanson, Megan (Trevor) Smith and Zach Fisher; adoring great-grandfather of Brooke, Mikala, Nick, Greyson, Austin, Avery and Melanie; cherished brother of Patti Williams; dear companion of Kay Mayberry. Our dearest uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Bob graduated from Affton High School in 1954, went on to C.at Mizzou University, and was in the United States Navy until he was Honorably Discharged in 1963.

He married Mary Ann Davis in 1956 and resided in a mobile trailer in Crestwood, Missouri. They had two children, Michael (1957) and Michele (1961) and purchased their first home in Webster Groves, Missouri in 1958.

Bob was an operator for Ackerman Excavating until starting his own excavation business (Koby Contracting Company) in 1969. He was highly recognized in the excavation and drainlaying business for over 50 years. He was heavily involved in volunteer work; such as the Webster Groves Police Department, as a reserve police officer, in the late 1960’s. In the early 1980’s to the early 1990’s he was involved with the Des Peres Optimist Club, which he achieved many titles with the highest being the Lieutenant Governor.

He was a licensed pilot and had many stories regarding his love of flying! He became a novice water skier up on the Illinois River and passed on the love of water skiing to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. If you couldn’t find him at home he was probably in his haven at his Lake of the Ozark property, which he purchased in 1966. On this property he built with his own hands his secondary home, garage, gazebo, waterfall, etc. You could always find him tinkering with something as he couldn’t sit for long. He was a man of talents! His other passions were traveling, boating, fishing, hunting, theater, painting, along with the dearest to his heart, being with friends and family.

He was a friend to many, had a heart of gold, took care of his family, and had a love for God and his Country.

Until we meet again dad, SOAR HIGH!!!!!

Memorial visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Rd. 63123 on Saturday, February 3 from 1:00 pm. until Memorial Service time at 4:00 pm. Interment will be held in private. Contributions to a Church or Charity of your choice in the name of Robert Kobylinski.


9 thoughts on “Kobylinski, Robert E.”

  1. Sorry i will miss the memorial service. I offer my condolences to the famil and freinds of Bob. Remembering all the good times on Oak St. and at the lake.
    Know Bob is flying high in the heavens and having fun with the Angels.
    Ralph Moritz

    P.S. Pretty sure Marie was there to greet him

  2. I miss his fun and his love he shared generosly to family and friends. We were neighbors for years. The best of my life. Always brought a smile to your face. Love you Bob. Thank you dearest friend
    Judy Ranzini Carraway

  3. Michael, Michele, and your families,
    We just learned of your Dad’s passing. I always enjoyed his smile and upbeat outlook for life. I hope he was able to continue enjoying life until his passing. We know you will have many fine memories of his influences in your lives for many years to come. He definitely leaves a grand legacy.
    Best Regards,
    Mark and Loretta Ackerman

  4. Mike and Michelle… I also just heard of your loss. Bob was definitely someone that will be missed by many, he was a great guy! Rest in Peace Bob!!
    Your cousin Karen

  5. Looking for Mike and I seen obit. on Bob. My condolences to Mike and Michelle and your families. Just sitting in my backyard remembering when I had him bring me a few truck loads of rock. I can relate to the statement of the building of the lake house. I remember stick building some of the trusses. I also remember flying higher when I went for my first ever plane ride. Was that a trip.

  6. He was a wonderful man and fantastic employer to me many years ago. Whatever he’s doing in Heaven, I’m sure he’s enjoying himself. Great guy!!


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