In Memoriam: Edward M. Kolbe Jr. AIA

Edward M. Kolbe Jr., AIA

March 1, 1931 – December 29, 2010

On December 29, 2010, Edward M. Kolbe, Jr. AIA, of Cherry Hill, NJ, age 79 passed away. Longtime architect in Cherry Hill, NJ, he was a past president of both AIA West Jersey and AIA New Jersey (The New Jersey Society of Architects). Donations are being made in his memory to the AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation.

Edward Kolbe, Jr., was beloved husband for 51 years to Bessie (nee Griffiths). Loving father of Thomas Edward Kolbe (Marie) of Cherry Hill, NJ; James G. Kolbe (Elizabeth) of Syracuse, NY. Devoted grandfather of Jason, Christopher, Sarah, Alex, Catherine, Paula and Violet. Dear brother of Mary Beahm of Virginia and Charles Kolbe (Sandra) of Oaklyn, NJ. Many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Atlantic City High School, and a United States Navy veteran serving in the Korean War, Edward started his architecture career as a draftsman for Albert & Thomas in Pennsauken, NJ. After graduating from Drexel with a BS in Architecture, he became a partner of Thomas, Kolbe, Thomas (later Kolbe & Poponi) in Cherry Hill, NJ, until he retired in 1990.

Relatives and friends attended the viewing and funeral services Monday, January 3, 2011, at Bible Presbyterian Church 1115 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Bible Presbyterian Church at the above address or donations are being made in his memory to the AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation.

If you would like to make a contribution in Edward Kolbe’s name, please send to:
AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation
Miseo Associates, PA Architects
ATTN: Christine Miseo, AIA
205 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936

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