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Date of Birth: September 09, 1980

Date of Death: September 15, 2021

Sheldon Miguel Kobold went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:28 am. After a short hospitalization at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Sheldon tragically succumb to COVID-19 complications. Sheldon was born in Phoenix, AZ on September 9, 1980 and lived all of his 41 years in Phoenix Metropolitan area. Sheldon is survived by his parents, Scott and Sandy Cepeda Kobold; his brother Stefan Kobold; his maternal grandparents, Maria Eufemia Mercado and Jesus Cepeda; his maternal aunts and uncles, Cynthia Cepeda Donato, Hugo Gonzales, Cristina Gonzales, Josue Cepeda, Esther Cepeda Ortega and Rebecca Cepeda; his paternal aunts, Barbara Kobold Parsons and Linda Kobold Marti; many great-aunts and great-uncles; many cousins and many other family members; as well as his beloved kitty-children Buddy Bear and Baby Girl and doggy-nephew, Smokey. Sheldon is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Karen Kobold Brooks and Donald Kobold; his paternal uncle, Garry Kobold, and his maternal uncles, Xavier Cepeda and Arnoldo Cepeda. Sheldon is loved by his immediate and extended family members as well as his many close friends and life-long friends.

Service Information

There will be a Celebration of Life (viewing, tribute, service and reception) on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Hope Church at 26525 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85085. In honor of Sheldon's love for the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL season that he was so eagerly anticipating, family and friends may choose to wear Cardinals or NFL gear.


Best Funeral Services is handling funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Sheldon's beloved family appreciates donations or gofundme participation at