91-year-old Levittown School District crossing guard retires after 41 years of service
A 91-year-old Nassau County police crossing guard who has served Levittown for decades helped students safely make it to school for the last time Tuesday.
Louise Kobs is hanging up her gloves and retiring after 41 years of service at the Levittown School District.
Kobs, who started working as a crossing guard in her Levittown neighborhood when she was 50 years old, was celebrated by county leaders and the community for her decades of service, which included never taking a sick day.
"Forty-one years and never going sick. I never had to take a police officer off his post to cover this crossing,” said Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.
Kobs' crossing at Violet Lane and Orchid Road is in the middle of the Levittown neighborhood she's called home since she and her and Marine Corps husband bought their home from Sam Levitt.
"My mom never talked about her responsibility being a job or work…she really, really loved the kids, loved the families, loved the community, that kept her going,” said her son, Kevin Kobs.
The county commissioner declared Jan. 24 Louise T. Kobs Day to honor her dedication to generations of Levittown students.
"I love serving my community, working for the Nassau County Police Department and I love the children,” Kobs said.