Alex John Dobrosky

Alex John Dobrosky, 95, of Wilkes-Barre died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Manorcare Health Services. Born Aug. 16, 1917, in Portland, Maine, he was a son of the late Victor and Stella Dobrolski.

Alex was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably from 1943 to 1945.

On Oct. 13, 1940, Alex was married to the former Helen Stefanski in Brooklyn, N.Y. Helen died Sept. 14, 2005, one month before celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.

A daughter, Theodora Lawrence, sister, Sr. Mary Theodore, CSFN; and brother, Stanley Dobrolski, also preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Alexandria Louden, Colette Cichocki, Diane F. Dobrolski and Pamela Rosenzweig; grandchildren, Alexander and Lawrence Grella, Theresa Remnick, Maria Harvey, Bartholomew, Matthew and Luke Lawrence, Samantha Murphy, Charlene, Benjamin and Theodore Cichocki, Melanie and Nicholas Marrano, Quentin Rosenzweig; great-grandchildren, Kelly Ann Shaffer, Michael Grella, Ashley, Emma, Hanna, Matthew, Lillian and Evelyn Lawrence and Hank and Kristen Harvey, and Devon Remnick; a brother, Chester Dobrolski; other family and friends.

A celebration of Alex's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas. Interment will be held in the spring in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the , 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7902.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 25, 2013