Dobbins, Michelle F.
Painted Post: Michelle F. Dobbins, age 49, of Painted Post, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in the Absolut Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post after a courageous four-year battle with breast cancer. Michelle was born in Sandusky, OH on April 28, 1963 to the late Dyonisius Ernst and Wilhelmina (Steyns) Burr. Following high school, she attended Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating, she went to work for Corning Inc. in Wilmington, NC in 1985. She married Michael Dobbins on August 24, 1991 in Vermilion, OH. Michelle worked as an engineer for Corning Inc. for over 16 years. During that time she lived in Wilmington, NC Corning, NY, and St. Petersburg, Russia. She left Corning Inc. in 2001 to focus on raising her children. Michelle was very active in the education community, volunteering her time at All Saints Academy as well as Alternative School for Math and Science, where she also worked for a short period of time. In addition Michelle championed programs in support of education of autistic children. Michelle is survived by her husband, Michael Dobbins; two sons, Matthew and Mark Dobbins; her mother, Wilhelmina Burr; and her aunt, Joanna Pries. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the
, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. Condolences for the family may be left at www.carpentersfuneralhome.com.
Published in Star-Gazette on Mar. 5, 2013