Jeffrey N. Kobus, age 60, a former Chairman of the Town of Amherst Conservative Party, and lifetime member of the Niagara County Motorcyle Club died the morning of Feb. 3 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Susan T. (Urbanski) Kobus, and daughter, Sara Kobus, both of Amherst; brothers A. Noel Kobus of Williamsville, Terry (Christine) Kobus of Amherst and sister Kimberly (Jeffrey) Stoehr of North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kobus was predeceased by his parents, June and Arthur Kobus of Amherst. Mr. Kobus attended St. Gregory the Great Elementary School and graduated from Williamsville East High School. He retired in 2015 from the Town of Amherst Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator after working as a Town of Amherst employee for 39 years. He was also president of the Town of Amherst Highway Employees Union for five years in the early 2000s. Jeff enjoyed fixing and driving antique cars, boats, motorcycles and even the riding lawn mower. Repairing and fixing up old vehicles was a passion he shared with his wife, Susan. Jeff was remembered fondly by Town of Amherst employees for helping them obtain pay raises to allow them to meet the cost of living in the town. Jeff was quick with a kind word for a stranger and generous in nature. Jeff fully enjoyed life and met his illness with strength and determination and the tender loving care of his wife, Susan and daughter, Sara, who is a nurse.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM on Friday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Saturday at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court (off Maple Road) in Williamsville; the Rev. Leon Biernat officiating. Friends invited. Inurnment will be cared for privately at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.
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