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Daniel Dobbins

June 20, 2013
Kalamazoo, MI

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Dan Dobbins of Kalamazoo passed away June 20, 2013 at age 83 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 14, 1929 in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the oldest of twelve children born to Ronald and Lillian Dobbin. Dan owned Richland Plumbing and Heating for many years and retired as plumbing and mechanical inspector for Allegan County and Kalamazoo Township. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Dan is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruthann, children from his first marriage Mark Dobbins of Atlanta, GA, and Stephen (Janice) Dobbins of San Antonio, TX and step-daughter Amy (Chuck) Rustenholtz of Kalamazoo; siblings Valerie (Raymond) McNamara, Ronald Dobbin, Mary (Paul) MacDonald, Carmel Scanlon, Anne (Tony) Landry, Margaret (Neil) Moran, Diane (Kenneth) MacDonald, Jean (Larry) Smith, and Paula (Larry) Orbell all of Canada; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Charles Dobbin and step-son David Ferguson. The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at St. Augustine Cathedral where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dan's memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research