University Park, IL,
13:44 PM

Farewell to Jon Cobb

Jon R. Cobb, who had served as the Theater Manager of the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) at Governors State University since 2005, recently died peacefully after a short, but hard-fought battle with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

We will miss his warmth, charm, and lifelong commitment to the arts, the Center, and Governors State. Whether dressing up as an elf or a pirate, greeting school buses, welcoming patrons, decorating the lobby for the holidays, serving drinks, managing rental clients, or preparing playbills and contracts – Jon’s steady hand kept the Center vibrant and active during his 15 years of service. As was his way, Jon paid a loving, musical tribute to a special group of 2020 Governors State graduates who were unable to celebrate in person because of COVID. Watch his performance here.

Jon is survived by his wife Mini and sons Jerry, Eric and Elliot.

There are no services planned at this time.

Condolences can be sent to:

Andreano-Cobb Family

664 Glenwood Ave.

Joliet, IL 60435

Friends and colleagues in the Governors State University community offer the Cobb and Andreano family our support and sympathy during this extremely difficult time.