Virginia G. Kobischen


FARMINGTON – Virginia Grosvenor Kobischen, 90, of Wilton, formerly of Broadalbin, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 23, with her son and daughter-in-law by her side.

She was born May 7, 1916, at her parent’s home in Grosvenor Corners, N.Y., a daughter of the late Ernest and Lillian (Chisslet) Grosvenor. She attended and graduated from Scotia High School in New York. She worked at the International General Electric Co., where she met who was to be her beloved husband, Edward Kobischen of 50 years, whom she married on June 25, 1955.

She was an active member of Broadalbin Baptist Church for many years. Her commitment to God and her church family lead her to be an active Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, Early Release teacher and a member of the Guild. She also volunteered in the office at Sacandaga Bible Conference. In her later years, she would receive prayer requests from her nephew, the Rev. James Hale and would serve the Lord by uplifting others in prayer. She would strive every day to be a living testimony of her faith. While living in Wilton, she attended both the East Wilton Union Church and Farmington Baptist Church, where she enjoyed fellowship with many.

She had many interests, but the ones she found most rewarding were to be a good Christian wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She cherished her time with family most of all.

She is survived by her son, Eric Kobischen, and his wife, Wanda, of Wilton; grandchildren, Jason, Justin and Jennifer Kobischen, all of Wilton; sisters, Henrietta Smith and Dorothy Hale, both of Scotia, N.Y.; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Dec. 2, 2005; and a brother, James Grosvenor.