Name: Thomas Michael Dobrino Age: 86
Address: Escondido, CA, formerly of Mt. Olive, IL and Chicago, IL.
Died: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 8:02 pm Place: Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA
Born: May 12, 1931 Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late: Thomas Dobrino Mother: the late: Mary Ann Kreevich Dobrino
Spouse: Clara Rose Yancik Dobrino
Date of Marriage: May 17, 1952 Place of Marriage: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Schooling: attended Holy Trinity Catholic School 1 year, before switching to Mt. Olive Public Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School, Mt. Olive, IL with the class of 1948.
Church: Current member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Escondido, CA. where a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Occupation: Retired as a Heavy Equipment Operating Engineer in Chicago, IL where he was involved in the construction of many notable buildings and freeways, including the John Hancock Building, Sears Tower, and the area tollway system, after High School he worked at Brown's Shoe Company in Litchfield, IL.
Organizations: A member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, Mt. Olive VFW Post # 5790, and played minor league baseball in Meridan, Mississippi, in the Cotton States League.
Military: A member of the United States Air Force serving in Korea from 1951 until his discharge in 1955 as a Staff Sergeant. Received the Korean Service Medal, U,S. Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Interests: loved baseball & football, a longtime St. Louis Cardinal fan, watched western movies, especially when they starred John Wayne, and he spoiled his granddaughter while they shared ice cream.
Survivors: Wife, Clara Rose Dobrino, Escondido, CA // 1 Son: Thomas (Marianne) Dobrino of Escondido, CA // 1 Brother, Don (Cookie) Dobrino of Benld, IL // 1 Granddaughter: Abigail Dobrino of Escondido, CA // 1 Brother-in-law: David (Norma) Yancik of Mt. Olive, IL // 3 Sister-in-laws: Ruth Zubal // Joan Langewich // , & Kathleen Yancik of Mt. Olive, IL // many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Thomas & Mary Ann Kreevich Dobrino // 1 Brother, Robert Dobrino // 2 Brother-in-laws, Clarence Zubal & Robert Yancik.
Visitation: Friday, January 26, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Rosary at 6:45 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive,
Funeral Mass: Saturday, January 27, 2018 11 a.m. St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Mt.Olive.
Clergy: Father Tom Hagstrom
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Olive.
Memorials: Calvary Cemetery Improvement Fund and Mt. Olive Academic Foundation
Military Rites: Mt. Olive Area Veterans, the flag will be folded by Ron Hubert & Lavern Rosenthal and presented to his widow, Clara by Ron Hubert, Ray Slapak will serve as Honor Guard. Ernie Thomack will sing "God Bless America" and play "Taps".
Lunch: for family and friends will be served in St. John Paul Parish Hall by the ladies of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.