James-Dobbin Jr-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - Lafayette Chapel - Lafayette

James W Dobbin Jr

Oct 5, 1931 - Apr 24, 2019

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I worked with Jim in the lab and in the invoice department. Anytime Jim had to dig up all the test results and orders for Boeing, I was one of many who helped find the paperwork. He was always very thorough and so easy to work with. I will always remember his retirement party where he talked about doing a study about how long it took him to get to work. I am sure the students at Purdue were very lucky to have him as an instructor and learned a great deal from his knowledge. I know when I...

My dear Mary Lou, Ellen, David, and Dobbin family members whom I do not know, My heart is with you as you grieve the death of your husband, father, grandfather, Jim. I pray that you will experience God's presence, comfort, and strength. Love and blessings, Anella McFee

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. You are all in my prayers.

When I started at Alcoa - Lafayette 40 years ago , Jim was a mentor and friend - as he was to all his coworkers. He was highly regarded for his integrity and knowledge across Alcoa. He had a passion for doing the right thing with a lot of energy. He is fondly remembered by all that worked with him , especially the young metallurgists that he took under his wing.

Dear David and family,

My prayers are for you all and they are for peace, for comfort, and for the easy recall of sweet memories with a husband, father, and grandfather. May God be with you.


James's Obituary

James (Jim) Dobbin, 87, of West Lafayette went to be with the Lord on April 24th at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

He was born in Illinois to James and Elizabeth Dobbin. He has been married to Marilou for 65 years.

Jim retired from Alcoa and then taught statistics at Purdue for nearly two decades.

Jim enjoyed classical music, astronomy, chocolate, and ice cream.

He is survived by his wife, three children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild and five grand dogs. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held Monday April 29, 2019 at 11:00am Covenant Church West Lafayette,

Pastor Tom Johnson officiating.



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