Dorothy Kobrin

Obituary of Dorothy A. Kobrin

Dorothy A. Kobrin, aged 86, the long-time proprietor of the Leroy Package Store in Binghamton passed away on Tuesday, September 15th at Good Shepherd Village Endwell after an extended battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was surrounded by her loving family listening to the music of her beloved Tony Bennett. Born November 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Minna Mills (Meyer), of Highland Lake and Barryville, NY. She came to Binghamton for school but met her future husband, Maurice Kobrin, the owner of the Leroy Package Store, at the bus stop on Leroy Street commuting to her job as a telephone operator. They were married for 33 years before his death in 1988. She was also predeceased by her sister Meta Yopp (Ivan) and brother Ross Mills (Maureen) both of Highland Lake, NY. She is survived by her daughter Alexis Leah Siegel, her husband David, in Jerusalem, Israel, their children Sara Rolnick (Yisrael), Yael Weingot (David), Yosef Siegel (Michal), Chava Schechter (Yosef), Naftali Siegel (Ayala), Batya Biber (Yair), and Hadassah Scarr (Yom Tov); her son Dan, his wife Marj, in Stoughton, Massachusetts and their children Abby and Anton; and son Paul, his wife Tara in Binghamton, and daughters Brittany Roberts (Spencer), Jensen Zerembski (Matthew) and Madison Kobrin; 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a very warm, kind and fiercely loyal person. She preferred to see the good in people and trusted them to do the right thing. Years of running a business taught her that wasn't always the case, but if you were "in" or "out" you always knew where you stood with her. She laughed – and cried – easily. Although a self-proclaimed "country girl" she loved all the city had to offer. She was a great patron of the arts attending everything from high school musicals to the symphony; productions at local theaters to Broadway. The Goodwill Theater and Forestburgh Playhouse were favorites and she was a long-time season ticket holder of the Broadway Theater League. She loved movies (particularly watching Breakfast at Tiffany's with her granddaughter Maddie) and dining out at local restaurants. Dorothy had a passion for travel; traveling extensively in the US, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Israel, but also simply driving through the countryside to see what was around the next bend. She particularly loved the drive along the Delaware River to her hometown to visit family and friends. She reveled in the outdoors; crisp blue skies, feeding and watching her birds, gardening and even Binghamton's cold snowy winters. You might find her knee-deep shoveling snow but with a smile on her face. Dorothy was generous to a fault often helping friends and acquaintances, donating to many local and national charitable organizations and was a long-time member of the Monday Afternoon Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the Goodwill Theatre in Johnson City, NY or the Forestburgh Playhouse in Forestburgh, NY. Funeral Services will be held at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert White will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home, Monday, September 27, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The service will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/wx4NWyio71I
Monday
27
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday, September 27, 2021
J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
141 Main St.
Binghamton, New York, United States
Monday
27
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, September 27, 2021
J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home
141 Main St.
Binghamton, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Vestal Hills Memorial Park
Old Vestal Road
Vestal, New York, United States
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