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Joshua Kobdish

Joshua Kobdish

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Joshua Paul Kobdish was born January 29, 1976 in Bakersfield, California and passed away suddenly on January 26, 2021.

Growing up, Joshua was a star athlete. He graduated from North High and attended Fresno State University on a full football scholarship. Following college, he played pro football and worked in sports rehab.

He was a patient encourager, a peacemaker, and a gentle man with a huge heart who always saw the best in people. Josh was a people person, a friend to everyone, the big guy everyone liked and loved. He loved family-style dinners at Narducci’s and being an uncle, rafting in Kern River with nieces Laura, Leona, and nephew Tom. He was that person dogs and children clamored to be around.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kobdish, stepmother, Ann Kobdish and stepbrother Beau. Josh cared for both his father and stepmother in their later days. Joshua is survived by his mother Beth Hawkes, stepfather Bob Hawkes, beloved sisters Jessica, Karen, stepsister Cecily, and a host of other family and friends, including Uncle Albert and Josh's former wife Molly. He is deeply missed.

Please contact Beth at hawkesbe@gmail.com or Jessica kobdish@yahoo.com for information about the Zoom memorial service to be held in February.
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Posted at 03:25pm
With love from james crawford & family
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Katie Bimat-Gonzales

Posted at 10:58pm
Josh and I went to the prom together our senior year. When he came to the house to take pictures, my uncle walked in with every intention to let Josh know that he better act right and instead was standing in front of a 6’6”, 260 lb linebacker. My uncle ended up just staring at this gentle giant in front of him and just shook his hand as we was completely rendered speechless! We still laugh about it to this day ❤️

Patricia Lost.

Posted at 06:45pm
This is Patricia and Sidney Lost. We’re sending out our love and condolences to the family. Mama Pat is taking it very hard. We’re shell shocked that he’s gone already. We’re gonna miss Joshua dearly. We’re sending our love to Jessica and Karen.

Donna Brown

Posted at 08:25pm
Josh was the most Amazing friend. He had a heart of Gold. He really loved his family so much. Im going to miss you Josh and im going to miss spending time and hanging out with you. I'm really going to miss going to Noriega is to celebrate your birthday and I'm going to miss going tubing with you down the Kern River and all of our movie nights. Fly high my sweet friend

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