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Obit: Richard J. Dobmeier

by jmaloni
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm

Richard J. "Dick" Dobmeier, of Grand Island, passed away Sept. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Genevieve McNeil Dobmeier; father of Mary Lynn (David) Lenz, Catherine Anne (Glenn) Edginton, Sally Eileen (Michael) McMahon, Suzanne Dobmeier, Jacqueline Mary (Kenneth) DeSimone and the late Brian Dobmeier and Barbara Jean Dubbs. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grand children; nieces and nephews. He was brother of Marilyn D. Branston and the late Robert J. and Norman R. Dobmeier; and father-in-law of John Dubbs.

Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephen R.C. Church.

Gifts in Mr. Dobmeier's memory may be made to the Niagara University Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Dobmeier was the statistician and spotter for sportscaster Van Miller at Buffalo Bills radio broadcasts for 43 years. He died in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness at the age of 87.

An avid boater, he was a past commodore of the Buffalo Launch Club and a certified Coast Guard marine captain.

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