Robert (Bobby) Kohn, Jr.

Robert (Bobby) Kohn, Jr., 69 was born on December 7, 1950 in Galveston to Robert Sr. and Betty Kohn.  He passed away peacefully at his residence on May 25, 2020.

Bobby was a 1969 graduate of Texas City High School.  Upon completion of High School he went to work for Union Carbide.  He joined the US Navy Reserves.  Once he completed his Naval commitment he went back to work for Union Carbide until retirement in 2000.

He married the love of his life Carol Steinbach Kohn in June of 1971 and they had 2 children.  Bobby used to be an avid runner having ran and completed 2 Houston marathons and qualifying for and running and completing the Boston marathon.  He loved to fish, crab, garden, making nautical arrangements out of driftwood and his famous crab shell ornaments. He also loved spending time with his Grandkids whom he adored.  He was very excited about a recent trip he was able to take with Mom to Key West Florida.  He was a member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City.

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Allison Mackenzie Scalf.  He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 48 years, Carol Steinbach Kohn, 2 children, Tanya Kohn Scalf and husband John and Robert (Trey) Kohn, III and wife Brooke.  Also left to cherish his memory are his 5 grandchildren, Ryan Scalf, Haley Kohn, Tanner Kohn, Korey Lynn Kohn and Laney Scalf as well as his sister Debra Dykema and sister-in-law Joan Tumlinson and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020  at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery with visitation from 9-10 and service at 10:00am with Deacon John Carrillo officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City.


  1. Our Condolences to Carol and the family. We have lost the glue of our family. Although, in retrospect, we should have kept in touch more, we only have fond and loving memories of the time we did visit in person and over the phone. You will be truly missed.

    Jackie and Donnie Caldwell
  2. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Kohn family. Bobby and I had enlisted into the Navy at the same time (1970). Plus we went to boot camp together and served on the USS Putnam (DD 757) for a short period of time. Always a great friend and respectful to everyone he met. Fair winds and smooth sailing old friend.

    Orville Anderson
  3. My prayers to the family. Knew Bobby very well. He lived across the alley from us for a lot of years.

    Rod morgan
  4. We are saddened to see this obituary. We knew and cared for his parents. Great friends and enjoyed knowing Bobby Jr too. Sid and Peggy Clayton

    Peggy Clayton
  5. My condolences to his family. Bobby and I went to school together and worked together at Union Carbide. We had a lot of fun with our rigging loft crew. God Bless his family and May he Rest In Peace.

    Danny Jones
  6. I extend my condolences to the family. We had a Tuesday retriever training group that met in Dime Box a few years back. Bobby worked with us and loved the dogs and us and we loved him! He gave us each a crab Christmas ornament and I think of the good times we had whenever I hang it each year. I know you will miss him. His family was special to him, esp the grandkids. He was a special character. I feel honored to have spent just a little bit of time in his life.

    Lee McCuistion
  7. We lost another really good guy here. I got to know Bobby after he started running; we often ran in the same weekend fun-runs around the county. I remember his first race, which, I think, was out on Skyline Drive in Texas City. He always left me behind. He was really humble, good guy. God’s richest and best to his family,

    Dave Wood

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