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Mr. Joseph G. Dobash, 91, formerly of Wilkes-Barre Township, more recently a resident of Little Flower Manor fell asleep in the Lord early Friday morning in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born September 7, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was a son to the late John and Catherine (Boker) Dobash. Educated in the Township schools, he was a member of the 1945 graduating class of the former Wilkes-Barre Township High School.
He was an active member of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre Township, where he served as assistant cantor.
Until his retirement, Mr. Dobash was employed by King's College in Wilkes-Barre for twenty-five years. Prior to that, he worked with Teleradio in Wilkes-Barre Township for twenty years.
Proud of his Township roots, he served as a member of the Wilkes-Barre Township planning committee since 1985.
Joseph was preceded in death by a brother John and by sisters Mary Davis, Irene Dobash Johnson and Florence Ruth.
Left to cherish his memory are several nieces and nephews including his caregiver, Mr. John M. Dobash of Mountain Top, fellow parishioners and dear friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Dobash will be conducted on Monday with Panachida at 10:30 a.m. from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 East Northampton Street, followed by the Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. in Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church Street Wilkes-Barre Township.
The Reverend Father Mykhaylo Prodanets, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist assisted by Mr. George Daru as cantor.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the Dobash family for visitation and shared remembrances Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.