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Richard E. Dobbins

Died: 3/25/2010

Mr. Richard E. Dick Dobbins, age 78, of Newark, DE, died on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Christiana Hospital.

A native Delawarean, Mr. Dobbins was born in Wilmington on July 1, 1931, son of the late Maude Emma (Dyer) and Clarence Dobbins. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Known throughout his life as a hard worker, he was employed in the shipping department of Avon Products in Newark, where he retired in 1988 after a 28-year career. Mr. Dobbins enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his beloved family. He was also a CB radio enthusiast.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Loretta (Slaughter) Dobbins; daughter, Sharon Mitchell of Newark; son, Kevin Dobbins of Bear; and grandchildren, Angel Eidem and Ryan Mitchell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert, and his sister, Barbara Jean.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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