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Herbert R. Dobbie

Died: Saturday, February 15, 2003
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Herbert R. Dobbie, 80, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003.

Born in Detroit in 1922, Mr. Dobbie graduated from Denby High School in 1939 and Highland Park Junior College in 1943.

After graduation, Mr. Dobbie enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps V-5 program, where he received his ensign's commission. Prior to his discharge in 1946, he served at the Naval Air Transport Service located on Guam.

Mr. Dobbie owned H.R. Dobbie Lumber Co. in Detroit until his retirement in 1981. He was also the co-owner of Mardo Homes and Vando Construction Products.

He was a member of Salem Memorial Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and treasurer.

He was active in the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League and Babe Ruth League, by managing and sponsoring teams.

He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball while at Denby; golf, tennis, bowling and softball his entire life, and summers with his family at their Torch Lake home.

He is survived by his daughters, Donna Carson, Lois Lee and Judy Bradtke; his son, Gary; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Clyde and John.

He was predeceased by his son, Tom.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 21, at Chas. Verheyden Inc. in Grosse Pointe Park.

Interment is in Acacia Park Cemetery in Birmingham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494.
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