Donald Burton Dobbins, age 80, of Brunswick Hills, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 8th, 2020.
Married for 58 years to Judy (Socha). Father of Edward Donald, Bridgette Marie Woods (Donald), Monica Sue Petkac (Gregory), Burton Lee (Jennifer), Heidi Lynn Kanz (Randy), Donald Anderson (Evelyn), Kendrick Burton (Lisa- deceased), and Dean Burton. He had 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Don was born and raised in Old Brooklyn to Edward Donald Dobbins and Marie (Stricker). He was the oldest brother to Gloria Rhyner (Jack), Kenneth (Chris), and Gregory. Strong in his Catholic faith, he attended Our Lady of Good Counsel and was an alter server for 7 years. Don was retired from a career as a trade magazine technical writer and editor for metalworking publications. They included: Wire Tech, Precision Metal Forming, Tooling & Production, Precision Metal Molding, Metal Progress, American Machinist and Wire Technology International. People in the field called him, “The Wire Man”. He attended Fenn Engineering College, Cleveland State University. He enjoyed traveling to the many places (mostly the U.S. and Europe) that his work took him. These experiences and the people he met were kept close to him in the stories he shared. His favorite times were family vacations to Oglebay in Wheeling WV and celebrations when his large family got together. A private service was held at Saint Martins of Tours in Valley City.