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Koby, John A. “Jack” May 13, 1941 - June 2, 2024

John Koby (Jack)
May 13, 1941 – June 2nd, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Jack who lost his battle with cancer.

He was born and raised in The Bronx and was proud of his High Bridge neighborhood and Sacred Heart parish. He cherished his family and life-long friends that he made there. It was here that he met Joyce, his loving wife of 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, his 3 children, Christine (John), John (Helen), and Tara (Tom), and his 4 grandchildren: Allegra, Johnny, Cheyenne, and Nikolaj.

The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelis which is latin for “Always Faithful.” Jack served in the USMC (1958-1964). Dad practiced this and lived his life with honor, courage, and dedication to his family.

Jack was a great husband, father, and grandfather. We have fond memories of him being involved with us growing up and always willing to help with the St. Brendan’s CYO and Mosholu Little League.

Jack enjoyed his retirement from Metro North and spent his free time fishing, watching the New York Rangers, and in Point Pleasant for the summer with his family.

Dad was always the life of the party and made everybody smile with his sense of humor! We are saddened that he has left us, but take comfort that he is at rest.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Jack’s memory: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: www.stjude.org

Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday, June 5, 2024

In Lieu of Flowers: Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital


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    Jim Smyth says

    To a good friend and former Marine….SEMPER FI….. WE WILL MEET AGAIN…..

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    James Smyth says

    My Condolences to another long time friend Joyce his Wife who was my next door on Plimpton Ave in the Bronx during the 1950’s…… memories no one can away from us…. prayers are with you and Jack up above….GOD BLESS

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    Bridget & Jimmy Staff says

    We are truly saddened by jJack’s passing. He was a great man, friend and neighbor. We will miss him. May he rest in peace in the Lords loving embrace.

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    Kelly Gladden says

    Mrs. Koby, Tara, Christine, and John,
    Your family was a second family to me growing up. I am saddened by Mr. Koby’s loss. My thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with your family. Lots of love is being sent your way.

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    Sandy Ferraiola says


    I just heard of the passing of your Dad. I am so so sorry for your loss. He was a very sweet man and I know that the two of you were very close. My sympathy to your Mom and the rest of your family. May he rest in peace with the angels.

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    Theresa Selesky says

    Allegra & family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Sending my condolences to you & your family. He sounded like a wonderful man and he was lucky to have you as a granddaughter. May he rest in peace.

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    Christine Canavan says

    To Joyce and Family. Sending condolences and keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. May Jack rest in peace. With love, Mike, Christine, Lauren & Lindsay Canavan.

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    JB and Margaret Burns says

    Christine, John , Allegra and Johnny and all the Koby family, we are so very sorry to hear that Mr. Koby has gone to heaven -God must have needed another good one as lately your dad is in great company.may God rest him now🙏☘️🙏☘️🙏☘️

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    Valerie Martinez Friedberg says

    Joyce, John, Tara, Christine and family
    I am so saddened by Jack’s passing. He will be hugely missed. His great sense of humor, his laughter his fun loving personality and his flair for storytelling. It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to the family.

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