On March 20, 2022 Charles “Charlie” H. Cobb, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side. He was born in Westbrook, Maine on January 25, 1932 to Charles H. Cobb, Sr and Mary Anne (Poitras) Cobb.
A graduate of Deering High School, Charlie’s professional career included Pens Unlimited, The City of Portland, Brinks Armored Car Company and Pyramid Checks and Printing. He served in the Armed Forces of the United States and was a descendent of the signers of the Mayflower Compact in 1620.
Charlie became a Master Mason in December of 1980 and was Master of Cornerstone Lodge #216 in both 1987 and 1994. In 1987 he served as District Deputy Education Representative and then from 1988-1990 as District Deputy Grand Master for the 17th District. He was also a member of King Solomon Lodge #1427 in Temple, Texas. He was Past Patron of Cornerstone #193 Order of the Eastern Star, Past Grand Representative of Pennsylvania in Maine, Past Eagle for WGP Robert Penoyer.
His fondest memories were of family reunions with the York family, summer reunions with his children who are scattered throughout the country, sailing with his son Jeff, gardening in his back yard, travel for Masonic and Eastern Star rites, as well as a joyous love of life.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 42 years, Vida (York) Cobb, his brothers Ernie and Raymond Cobb, his sister Rita Shone and his son-in-law Harold Purdy.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, John Jeffrey Trainor and his partner Gloria Deeley of Essex, Vermont, and William Mills and his wife Patricia of Temple, Texas; his daughters, Ann (Trainor) Purdy of Hermon, Maine, Rachael Jeffers of Portland, Maine and Susan (Coyne) Bosco and her husband Michael of Decatur, Alabama; his best friend and partner, Joanne Woods and her daughters of Portland, Maine, Melinda Friday and her husband Matt, and Mori LeFevre and her husband C.J.; 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be no formal funeral service. If you wish to make a donation in Charlie’s memory, the family has requested that donations be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, P. O. Box 947765, Atlanta, Georgia 30394, or a charity of your choice.