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Whitney Cobb

Whitney Leigh Cobb

Sunday, August 21st, 1983 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Whitney Leigh Cobb, nee Keer, age 36, of Lake Bluff, formerly of Modesto, CA; beloved wife of Jonathan Cobb; loving mother of Cameron; devoted daughter of Richard and Judy Keer; cherished daughter-in-law of Dave and Sue Cobb; dear sister-in-law of the late Jeff Cobb; treasured niece of Karen (Barry) Rosenthal; special cousin of Jason (Julie) Rosenthal and Todd (Stacy) Rosenthal and their children. Memorial Service Friday, 11:45 a.m. at Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe, IL. Immediately following the memorial service, the family will be receiving condolences in the Crown Room at Am Shalom until 3:30 p.m. Interment at Randhill Cemetery is private. Whitney was an amazing mother to Cameron and an avid equestrian. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Lake Bluff Park District, www.lakebluffparks.org or the Lake Bluff Library, www.lakeblufflibrary.org. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.
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Service Details

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 11:45am
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 11:45am
    Location
    Am Shalom
    Address
    840 Vernon Avenue
    GLENCOE, IL 60022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant Rabbi Steven Stark-Lowenstein
  • Private Interment

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 |
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019
    Location
    Randhill Cemetery
    Address
    1700 W Rand Rd
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60004
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private Interment
  • Shiva

    Location
    Am Shalom - Crown Room
    Address
    840 Vernon Avenue
    GLENCOE, IL 60022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Following the memorial service until 3:30 p.m.

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Private Condolence

Julie Elizabeth

Posted at 02:19pm
Words for Whitney
By Whit’s childhood friend, Julie Ringer

Hi Whitney. Wish I was there to say my final goodbye to you. I never in a million years thought that
this is how our life adventure would end. You were a vibrant person who was always finding new
restaurants, would keep me educated on brands, and found time to balance it all: family, friends and
work.

You were my non-blood sister. Together, we were a blonde dynamic duo going through grade school,
high school, and beyond. So many memories flood my mind: summers at Foothill Horizon, horseback
riding at Camp Kennolyn, exchanging class notes, traveling to London, Yosemite and Elderberry House
with your family, and fun in your sweet Audi are all on highlight reel. We would ride bikes back and
forth between each other’s Lakewood homes. I think you thoroughly enjoyed the chaos at the Ringer
household.

Loved visiting you throughout college in Santa Barbara. Several trips were made out to Goleta to
experience what “big college” living was like. In particular, I flew out to SB from Omaha to spend my 21 st
birthday with you. Didn’t really think about how you weren’t 21 yet so we couldn’t go to the bar … we
had fun anyways!

After college we took off to Chicago. What a life changing decision! I remember you were on a trip with
your parents in New York and I left you a voicemail to move to Chicago. Minutes later you called me
back declaring you were “in!” You’d already discussed with your parents and they were on board too.
Thank goodness your dad helped us navigate our first apartment in the city – what a special place 1133
N. Dearborn will always be.

Every day in Chicago led to adventure, including your greatest love adventure – a Mr. Jon Cobb. You
were head-over-heels for Jon. You’d have us go to specific bars just so we might bump into him. All that
hard work paid off as you were able to eventually refer to Jon as your boyfriend. I remember your
anticipation and excitement to become engaged to Jon. He surprised you with a cardboard cutout and a
photo booth at Schlitz bar I believe. Too cute of a story – but you need to ask Jon about the details. Fast
forward to exchanging vows at the most beautiful wedding of your dreams at Shutters on the Beach. I
was so blessed to stand beside you and witness you becoming Mrs. Cobb.

You and Jon came on my first date with TJ. It was the first real time I had ever hung out with TJ. During
the date you turned to me and said you highly approved of TJ and I needed to date him. That meant a
lot coming from you as you were aware of all my disaster boyfriends prior to TJ and you knew what I
hoped to find in a partner. Two years later you were next to me to see me marry my life partner, and
Jon stood beside TJ. And like a sister, you lovingly agreed to let me have every single wedding present
shipped to your downtown apartment AND you assembled all 150 wedding favors for my guests.

We tried to time out having our kids together. Took me a little longer than you to get pregnant with the
first. I was there to see little Cameron the first week he was brought home and witness his bris. Probably
the first and only bris I will ever be able to see – so neat to see this medical procedure done on the
counter of your Wrigleyville home!

After your sweet boy was born, life was all about Cameron. You wanted that perfect childhood for him.
The downtown condo was sold and the Cobbs relocated to the suburbs. You found the cutest home in a
great location. The Cobbs were such gracious hosts and allowed the Scherers to come stay a few times.
The last time I was able to visit you was this past August when I learned that you had another treatment
set back. I was 8 months pregnant with my second kid and nothing could stop me from seeing you. We
laughed, we cried, you let me rub your bald head, and I let you rub my belly. The days were filled with
so much good conversation. I feel fortunate that I was able to spend time with you when you still had
spunk and sauciness. TJ was with me and I think you enjoyed giving him and Jon projects to complete
around the home.

One of the nights, little Cameron had to use the bathroom and I sprung out of bed to
help him – but there was mama Whit already coming down the hallway to assist her little. I urged you to
go back to sleep and rest but you insisted on taking him to the bathroom. In retrospect, I don’t blame
you. There’s a peace and a fulfillment to be there for your child – even if it’s a trip to the potty at 2 am.

Cameron is a kind, talkative, and precious little boy and I see so much of you in his features. You were
beaming with joy the moment Cameron entered the world and excited to be a mommy. Everything
possible was done to shield him from heartache when things got tough. He is your legacy and I will make
sure that he knows all about his mommy as the years go on.

Goodbye Whitney. Things were not supposed to happen this way. Love you so much my dear, dear
friend. Until we meet again, may your soul be at rest.
SU

Sandy Uyeshiro

Posted at 08:09pm
Ron and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for Whitney's passing. She was a beautiful little girl and young woman who brightened our life. She will be missed and is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Sandy Uyeshiro
SU

Sandy Uyeshiro

Posted at 08:09pm
Ron and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for Whitney's passing. She was a beautiful little girl and young woman who brightened our life. She will be missed and is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Sandy Uyeshiro
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