Dr. CobbJohn Logan Cobb

Born: September 25, 1934; Died: July 4, 2006


Dr. John Logan Cobb, 71, who taught voice and conducted choirs at Eastern Oregon University for 30 years, died July 4, 2006 in Portland, Oregon from complications due to pneumonia.

John Logan Cobb was born September 25, 1934 in Rochester, New York. He attended LaSalle Peru Township High School, graduating in the class of 1953. While at L-P, John was noted for his musical talents, and sang lead tenor in many of the school's concerts and operettas.

John earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University, a master's from Indiana University, and a doctorate from the University of Oregon. Dr. Cobb began teaching and conducting music at EOU in 1960, where his career continued for 30 years. He retired in 1991.

In October 2004 Dr. Cobb was a guest conductor for the EOU 75th Anniversary Celebration Concert. He sang in the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and was a founding member of the Male Ensemble Northwest.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Steinhauer Cobb; children: Laura C. Stewart, Katherine Carter and John P. Cobb; five grandchildren; and two sisters: Jean LaCamera of Hamden, Conn., and Marguerite Loy of New Port Richey, Florida. Read the obituary from The Observer, an Oregon Newspaper, at: http://www.northeastoregonhomes.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=9283 

John Cobb was one of my close personal friends while at L-P. When one thought of "music," one thought of John Cobb. John was one of a kind. ...And this old world needs more of his kind. I sorrow at his passing. [Jim Brooks]