Kenneth Scott Cobb, 59, of Wormleysburg and formerly of Harrisburg, departed this world on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Due to a senseless act of violence, he was taken from his family and friends all too soon. He was the son of the late Levester and Patricia (Fisler) Cobb, born on May 6, 1962 in Harrisburg.
Ken, or “Bird” to those who knew him best, was blessed with a few inherent gifts: the ability to talk with anyone, a knack for fixing things, a relentless work ethic, and a unique sense of humor. He was a graduate of the former William Penn High School, Harrisburg; he also attended the local Vo-Tech, specializing in the machine shop. He was a Free Mason and longtime member of The Pride Of Harrisburg #16, FAAYM. A cab driver all his life, he first started working for Yellow Cab, and in recent years, he owned and operated his own taxi service. Bird was either working or sleeping – there wasn’t much time for anything in between.
He was a beast in his youth, passionate about bodybuilding, but work quickly became his priority and sense of purpose. He was a sociable and easy-going guy and also an avid reader, always eager to learn new things or find quotes that spoke to him. The happy face sticker and Masonic emblem affixed to the exterior of his cab set the tone, but once you opened the taxi van door, a genuine and larger than life individual would welcome you into his squeaky-clean vehicle. Bird often used his unique situation to help those in need, getting folks to their destination regardless of their ability to pay. His kind heart and great big hugs will be missed by those closest to him.
Surviving Ken are his children, Kadarious Scott Cobb of Wormleysburg and Natalie R. Cobb of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Zaniyah, Zerenity and Promise; brothers, Levester Cobb Jr. of Steelton and Joseph Cobb, Anthony D. Cobb and Shawn M. Cobb, all of Harrisburg; and a sister, Christine M. Cobb, also of Harrisburg.
A public graveside service will be held at noon on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.