Robert Leroy “Bob” Coburn, Sr.

April 2, 1936 - May 12, 2021

Robert Leroy “Bob” Coburn, Sr., age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Born in Pennsylvania on April 2, 1936, he was the son of the late David and Francis M. (Garner) Coburn. Bob retired from General Motors after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Masons, Nur Shrine Temple. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed visiting the New Castle Farmers Market on Saturdays, and going to bingo with his daughter, Linda.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his children, Joan Murray and Robert L. Coburn, Jr., and 2 sisters. He is survived by his children, Linda Durand (Melvin), Roberta Crumley (Barry), and Jason Coburn; grandchildren, Melvin, Jr., Sherry, Crystal, Amanda, John, Shylo, Bucky, Shannon, Mark, Matthew, Jesse, Robbie, Joshua, and David; and many great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a memorial service at 3 pm. Face masks are required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.


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16 Condolences for Robert Leroy “Bob” Coburn, Sr.

  • Linda and Mel, So sorry to see your father passed. Your in my thoughts.
    Judy Brown former VFW bingo player

  • A mighty mighty man in such a small body. RIP POPPOP❤️

  • Love you guys! Miss all of you dearly! I will be praying for all of you!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  • Bob you were a good friend father in law. You will be missed thank you for being a part of your life. God bless rest in peace.

  • I love you Dad… Will miss you. You will never leave our hearts….

  • Bob was my dear friend I will truly miss him. I am grateful to have had Bob in my life the last 13 years although it seemed like longer. I will miss you Bob, Until we meet again.
    Love you

  • Take care of My Momma & Uncle Bob, Poppop. You will be missed. Hope you’re at peace. Until we meet again. ❤️

  • Roberta,So Sorry for your loss.Try and be strong.Sending Prayers 🙏🙏❣️
    I’m just a couple street s away.

  • I love / miss you so much.not used to not seeing you reading the paper in the high dad

  • We send all the family our deepest sympathy and prayers. Bob was a dear friend of our daughter (Lexy). And Shylo will miss her grandfather terribly. She lived with her dad with Bob for quite awhile. She was very close to him. Our thoughts are with you all. God bless

  • Jason I am so sorry to hear of your loss, your Dad will surely be missed. I always enjoyed talking to him, and oh yeah that mighty Red Light shinning in my room at night! Take care of yourself Jason.

  • Nephew Jason, so sorry for your loss. Your father was a good friend and will be missed by many. May God bless and keep you and your family., especially you.

  • i miss you so much already pop pop, i love you forever watch over all of us until we meet again!

  • So sorry for you loss

  • Gonna miss you old buddy!!! You were a first class individual with a huge heart Bob!! Gonna miss playing bingo with ya my friend!!! Prayers to Ms. Linda and the rest of the family!!