Richard A. Cobb

June 9, 1939 - November 14, 2023

06/09/1939 - 11/14/2023

NORFOLK- Richard A. Cobb, age 84, passed away November 14, 2023. A native of Gardner, MA, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Theresa M. Cobb. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jackie Cook and Barbara Stalnaker and brother, James Cobb. He is survived by his brother, Robert Cobb and wife Tammy; nieces, Denise Hilliard, Kasie Sharper, Colby Falls, and Jasmine Stalnaker; nephews, Ronald Stalnaker, Randall Cobb, Isiah Stalnaker and Colin Hilliard; and long time friend and colleague, Dr. Messaoud Bahoura. Richard retired from Norfolk Public Schools as a French teacher and professor, where he spent his time at Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. He loved to travel to Canada as well as the Vatican in Italy.

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4 months ago

I was one of his students at Granby High School. He made French class interesting and so much fun. He was a great teacher. I remember being in 10th grade and couldn’t wait to get to class.

Jocelyne Harlack
4 months ago

Richard was my mentor during my first two years of teaching French at Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia. We shared the same classroom and I remember him as a kind, caring man that I always could turn to for help.

Wanda M Dawkins
4 months ago

Mr. Cobb was a kind and caring man. I will forever remember all our great conversations and many laughs. I will eternally remember how kind and thoughtful he was. Go rest among the Angels.

Elizabeth & David Harris
4 months ago

Remembering many times of great conversation and fun together around all things French. Richard always had a good story to tell. Condolences to the family!