WINTHROP - Kenneth Arnold Cobb, 82, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at his winter home in Dover, Fla. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was born in Lewiston on July 8, 1922, the son of Clarence J. and Gladys (Robinson) Cobb, formerly of Winthrop. \r\r\n\r\r\nKenneth graduated from Cony High School in 1940 and Kents Hill School in 1942, attended the University of Maine's Brunswick and Orono campuses and received a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1951. After high school Kenneth served in the air force and the infantry for 31/2 years, with 21/2 years of that time served in Europe during World War II. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was a member of East Winthrop Baptist Church for more than 50 years, serving as trustee as well as on the music committee. He was a life member of the Manchester Lions Club and a member of the Winthrop Rotary Club. He was a past master of Bethlehem Masonic Lodge, Augusta, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Kora Shrine Club. He also had been a Boy Scout and a Jaycee. \r\r\n\r\r\nOver the years, Kenneth played the violin in several groups, including The Old Time Music Makers, The Over the Hill Gang, and The Silver Strings in Florida. \r\r\n\r\r\nKenneth was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a devoted husband and friend to many. He enjoyed spending time camping with family; being at Butterpoint in Waldoboro; playing the violin with his wife, Polly, and other musicians; boating and mackerel fishing at Waldoboro; spending time on the lake in Winthrop; and wintering in Florida. \r\r\n\r\r\nKenneth is survived by his wife, Polly, of 53 years, 'We'll Be Sweethearts in Heaven'; his children, Cynthia Savage Brann and husband Darrell, Sandra Johnston and fiance Wayne Lagasse, Eric Cobb and Cheryl Thompson, and Beth Cobb, all of Winthrop, and Julie Fletcher and husband Joe of Monmouth; 14 grandchildren, Elizabeth Brooke and husband Alan of Augusta, Christa and Ethan Savage of Chesterville, Kevin Savage of Winthrop, Christopher and Carrie Johnston of Winthrop, Jason Cobb and wife Desire of China, Melissa Cobb of Brunswick, Judson and Shelby Cobb of Winthrop, and Kyle, Haley, Audrey and Hayden Fletcher, all of Monmouth; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Kaleb Brooke of Augusta, and Leah Savage of Winthrop and Chesterville; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Page of North Carolina and Mary Lou Hatstat and husband Ralph of New Haven, Vt.; six nieces and a nephew in Vermont; along with many other special people in his life. \r\r\n\r\r\nPrivate family visiting will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at North Monmouth Church, followed by a celebration of Kenneth's life beginning at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ed Spencer officiating. \r\r\n\r\r\nFor those who wish, contributions in Kenneth A. Cobb's memory to a fund for youngsters who wish to pursue and learn to play the violin may be made to Pineland Suzuki School, P.O. Box 233, Manchester 04351. \r\r\n\r\r\nArrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop 04364.