Jasper “Jake” Kobler, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of North Texas, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on January 4, 2013. He was born on April 6, 1928 in Niagara Falls, New York. His close friends and family will celebrate his life in a private gathering. The family would like to express gratitude for the support he received from many friends and the care he received from Ann’s Haven Hospice of Denton. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Ann’s Haven Hospice VNA or the UNT English Department.