Kobus, Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee Kobus, age 79 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family and friends on June 6, 2024. Family was her biggest priority her entire life. Nancy was born and raised in Chester, PA and was one of six children. She graduated from Chester High School.

Nancy loved being in the sun, eating sweets and spending time with her family. She was proud of her grandchildren and saw each of them as individuals with special talents. She was committed to God, enjoyed helping people around her and could engage in a conversation with just about anyone. She worked hard her entire life and retired from Pathmark as a bookkeeper; the family still has the letters from customers who went to the Concord Pike store simply to see Nancy.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore J. Kobus, Jr., who she met over 65 years ago. “TOXON” Nancy is also survived by her children, Theodore Kobus III (Loren), Craig Kobus (Mara); grandchildren, Payton, Greta, Audra, Elara, Jackson, and Gavin; her sister, Georgina McLaughlin; numerous nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Peggy Wallace. She loved them all deeply and was grateful for the love they shared with her. Nancy was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Robinson) Kilgore and the sister of the late Harry Kilgore, Edna May Koontz, Sara Anne Riper, and Mary Jane Wrzesniewski.

Nancy would like to express her thanks for all of the support she received during her valiant battle—her family, friends, and relatives who visited her, texted, and called along with Maris Grove Rose Court, Willow Tree Hospice, and Memorial Sloan Kettering for their expert care and genuine compassion.

A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church (10 Old Church Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807) on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 am. Interment will be private.

Please, no flowers. The family would appreciate donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering, particularly for pediatric cancer, because she felt her battle was nothing in comparison to children who are fighting for their lives.

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