Wayne R. Cobane, 76, of Walton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a long illness.
Born May 24, 1943 in Walton, he was the son of the late Lewis and Alfreda VanKleeck Cobane.
Wayne proudly served his country, joining the Army in August of 1963 and serving until July of 1966 achieving the rank of Sergeant. Following his active duty time, Wayne did several years in the National Guard stationed in Walton. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Trout Creek and was a former member of the Walton Fire Department. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping and hunting.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years Margaret Beardslee Cobane of Walton; children David Cobane (Julie) of Delhi, John Cobane (Cindy) of Sidney, Timothy Cobane (Nancy) of Walton, Kelly Kole (Greg) of Trout Creek and Thomas Cobane (Shannon) of Franklin; sister Marilyn Hurlburt of Truxton, NY; grandchildren Patrick, Russell, Adrianna, Ross, Ryan, Sara Morrison (Chris) of Syracuse, Stephanie and Rachel; several step-grandchildren and great granddaughter Tamra. Wayne is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his brothers Luther Cobane and Burnell Cobane and sisters Isabell “Jean” Tompkins, Sandra White and Judith Hurlburt.
A graveside service with military honors to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2 P.M. at Hamden Cemetery with Pastor Don Crossman officiating.
Memorial donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to Trout Creek Fire Department, County Route 27, Trout Creek, NY 13847 or to the Walton Fire Department & Emergency Squad, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 or to the Northfield Community Church, 5116 County Highway 23, Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Wayne’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com