2007-04-28 / Obituaries

Robert J. Dornbirer Sr.

Robert J. Dornbirer Sr., age 79 of Hebron, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 25, 1927, in Glenford to the late Rufus F. and Josie Z. (Shrider) Dornbirer. He moved to New Lexington around 1936 when his parents became superintendents of the Perry County Children's Home in New Lexington. Robert married Fern V. Dickerson on June 29, 1952, served in WWII in the Navy with the Pacific Fleet, and remained in the Naval Reserves after his active duty. He was a teacher at Lakewood Junior High and Licking Valley. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Mt. Vernon.

Robert is survived by his four sons, Robert (Donna) Dornbirer Jr., Richard (Sandy) Dornbirer, Rufus (Gay) Dornbirer and Michael (Penny) Dornbirer; six grandchildren, Sharon, Josh, Jacob, Steve, Samantha and Phillipp; and one great grandson, Eli.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Josie; his wife, Fern who passed in October 1993; and his daughter, Sharon Ann.

His funeral service was April 25, 2007, at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Morlock officiating. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Columbus Office, 471 East Broad St., Suite 1630, Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences can be made at www. boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com.

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