91-year-old crossing guard retires after 41 years without a day off! – ‘My life feels so complete’

(Credit: Nassau County Police Department)

By Jill Dando News

Hero crossing guard Louise Kobs, a pillar of her Long Island community, has retired after 41 incredible years serving multiple generations of families.

The  Long Island, New York, resident started the role on Nov. 4, 1981, at the age of 50, after applying for the role at the Nassau County Police Department as the Levittown School District crossing guard.

In all her years of service, Kobs never missed a day of work or called out sick.

Bruce Blakeman, county executive of Nassau County, told Fox News Digital: “This is a very, very dedicated woman with tremendous community spirit who is a model employee.

“She’s just a wonderful human being, and we were so proud to have her.”

The community could always count on seeing Kobs at Violet Lane and Orchid Road.

“We should all take a little lesson [from her] about the importance of our jobs and what they mean to other people and not just ourselves.”— Patrick Ryder, Nassau County police commissioner

Her love for the local children — or, as she calls them, “my children” — is what has kept her going.

“Those were my children. I loved them all. I watched them grow up,” Kobs said.

Throughout the 41 years she spent on her corner, Kobs has seen children grow up to become parents and she’s helped their kids cross the road each day.

Kobs said there was nothing that could hold her back from doing her job.

“I got up and if I had a headache I said, ‘I’ll take a pill,'” Kobs said.

She continued, “I didn’t want to disappoint them … They looked forward to seeing me when they turned the corner.”

Several county officials have recognized Kobs for her dedication to the community, including Patrick Ryder, Nassau County’s police commissioner.

“We should all take a little lesson [from her] about the importance of our jobs and what they mean to other people and not just ourselves,” Ryder told Fox News Digital.

Kobs may be 91 years old — but she says she is “still going.”

“I would still be on that corner, believe you me,” she said.

“My life feels so complete.”— Louise Kobs

Before becoming the community’s “beloved” crossing guard, Kobs was a stay-at-home mom of her three children — Kevin, Dean and Debra.

She’s now the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Looking back at all she’s accomplished — and looking ahead to spending time with her family — Kobs said, “My life feels so complete.”