Carl Leo Kolbe

April 20, 1917 - October 19, 2010

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KOLBE, Carl Leo, beloved husband of the late Mary Grady Kolbe and Mary Bartz Kolbe, loving father of Paula Kolbe, John Kolbe, Helen Kane, Robert Kolbe, Barbara Baker, Christine Chamberlain, Patrick Kolbe and Margaret Kolbe, dear grandfather of Melissa, Emily, Elizabeth, Nathan, Julia, John, Daniel, Carl, Laura, Teresa, Tommy, Victor, Davey, Mary, Gabriela and Robert, great-grandfather of Owen, Oliver, Emory, Ivy, Ruby, Nate and Joseph, brother of the late William, Joseph, George and Victor Kolbe. Carl was a retired GE engineer of 42 years. Tuesday, October 19, 2010, age 93. Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, Saturday 10-11:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Clare Church, 1443 Cedar Ave., College Hill, 12 noon. Memorials may be made to St. Francis-St. Joseph Catholic Worker House, 1437 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.


Wyoming Conference Group - Oct 25, 2010

With our deepest sympathy – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Helen

Your friends from the Wyoming Conference Group

Maureen Kolbe Bush - Oct 23, 2010

Dear Kolbe Cousins,

So Sorry to hear about Uncle Carl, he was a great, gentle man, he was so proud of all of you,you have such a fun family and lots of wonderful memories to share for ever. Had so much fun at his 90th birthday party, he was a dancing fool!! Good times shared by all.

Sorry we can’t make it to the service, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Aunt Lizzie will be there to represent our family.

Shelley & Jim Gabel - Oct 23, 2010

Christine and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. All of you are certainly a testament to his legacy and the undying bond of family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jim, Shelley, Jake, Mitch & Leigh.

Troy Mattes - Oct 23, 2010

My sincere condolences to the Kolbe family and to my good friend Margaret. Your dad was a good man.

Sara and Dan Chernick - Oct 22, 2010

Teresa, Laura, Davey, Tommy, Victor, Christine, and Dave, Sara and I are so sorry for your loss. We loved sharing meals with Mr. K. at the your dining room table.

We will miss Mr. K. and his wonderful stories. He always had a smile on his face and was extremely warm and welcoming.

Love to all the Kolbe family.

Maureen & Pat Phelan - Oct 22, 2010

We send our sympathy and prayers. He was a very interesting and wonderful person to talk to. We have very good memeories from when we were close friends with Paula and we got to know your family.
Maureen Phelan Mason
and Pat Phelan

Michael and Sharon Malczewski - Oct 22, 2010

Dave, Christine, Laura, Teresa,Tommy, Victor, and Davey,

You are in our thoughts and prayers now and always.

Love Sharon and Michael

Lisa Zito - Oct 21, 2010
Paul Kolbe - Oct 21, 2010

My condolences to my cousins and will always remember walking 9 holes golfing with Uncle Carl at Westinghoue Golf Club and the information he gave me about my father- Victor. He was a kind ,gentle person. See you at the service with my mom

Terise and TJ Ryan - Oct 21, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed hearing Christine’s stories about her Dad, and her mom, over the years. They both raised such a vibrant family! Take care, and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Monique - Oct 21, 2010


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. The last time I saw Carl was at Teresa’s gradution party. How he loved being with your family and all of his grandchildren. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


The Brown Family

Family Friend - Oct 21, 2010

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
For nothing gold can stay.
— Robert Frost, 1923

John Bonk - Oct 21, 2010

Patrick, please accept my deepest sympathy. May you and your family find comfort and healing.

Sonia and Bill Mack - Oct 21, 2010

Sorry for your loss. You all have been BLESSED to have enjoyed your Father for this long. He was able to see more than others have in his lifetime. Now he can dance and tell the heavenly group all about his earthly family.

Love the Mack’s (Sonia & Bill)

Kathleen Kolbe Studzinski - Oct 21, 2010

Sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Carl, but he lived a nice, long life. Glad I was able to join the family in Cincinnati to celebrate his 90th birthday with everyone a few years ago.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.

Please send a few holy cards to me to give to the rest of my family in Michigan.

Your cousin,
36040 Parkhurst
Livonia, MI 48154

Jane Paraskevopoulos - Oct 21, 2010

My sympathies are with all of you as you grieve the loss of your dear father.
You cared for him well.

The last several times I saw Carl were times when he was with his family. The love and great pride he had for every one of you, and the joy that radiated on his face as he talked, danced or just watched all of you are what I will always remember best. You were all well loved.
Blessings to you all. ~Jane

Bill Kolbe - Oct 21, 2010

To all my Kolbe Cousins,
I’m sorry for your loss. Uncle Carl was a great guy. Love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Bill

Tamara Crenshaw - Oct 21, 2010

I’m sorry for your lost me and my family send our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

sandy lee digman - Oct 20, 2010

Barbara and family,

I pray you find strength in your dependence on God and in your circle of family and friends. I am sorry for your loss and I wish you peace.

Consider yourself hugged,

Dahlia E. Joshua - Oct 20, 2010


My condolences to you and your family. May memories comfort you now and always.


Janet Cuccia - Oct 20, 2010


It is with deepest regret that I heard this news. And I am sure your Dad will surely be missed by all.

Your Dad certainly left behind a great legacy and a wonderful family.

With deepest sympathy,
Janet Cuccia

Mary Hackett - Oct 20, 2010

Dear Barbara and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You’re are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Mary Hackett

Ron Riegler - Oct 20, 2010

My condolences to the Kolbe Family in this a time of sorrow, God’s peace to you all!

The Hamilton Family - Oct 20, 2010

Patrick, we are thinking of you and your family.

Bob, Yukari, Robbie and Mark

Mark Linton - Oct 20, 2010

I’m so sorry for your loss, Barbara. Cherish your father’s memories as they will keep him and his love always close to your heart.


JC and Paula Trybus - Oct 20, 2010

Dave and Christine, Laura, Teresa, Tommy, Vic, Davey,
We are so sad for you at the passing of your dear dad and grandpa. We see in your wonderful family the legacy of goodness, justice, and love he left you.
We are praying for you!
Love from New Albany,
Paula, JC, and family

Robert P Schmidt Jr - Oct 19, 2010

Condolences to the Kolbe family and to my friend Margaret.

Kathy Humphrey - Oct 19, 2010

TO Margaret and all your family…. my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time… may you keep him alive with your beautiful stories and memories! Love last forever! His love will always be with you!
Much love from Kathy Humphrey