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Eliot Dober

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DOBER Eliot Dober, age 74 of Boynton Beach, FL, passed away on Friday July 30, 2010 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach. Mr. Dober was born in Bridgeport, CT, a son of the late Emanuel (Manny) and Frances (Rappoport) Dober, was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Bridgeport, CT. He was a graduate of The University School in Bridgeport, CT., and also attended the University of Bridgeport. Mr. Dober was State Director for United Cerebral Palsy. Mr. Dober was appointed by Governor Ella Grasso as Executive Director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities for the State of Connecticut, and served from 1977 to 1994. He was well known nationally as an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Mr. Dober was a member of the Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities, the group that developed and steered the Americans with Disabilities Act through the U.S. Congress. Mr Dober helped close institutions, achieve better housing and education for disabled people, and improve all aspects of their lives. In his early years Mr Dober worked at Radio Station WICC in Bridgeport, CT and was active in the Bridgeport Democratic Party. He is survived by his beloved wife Phyllis Frank Dober, cherished siblings, William R. Dober (Barbara) of Fairfield, CT, Marcy Dober Gollinger (Neil) of Shelton, CT, Lawrence H. Dober (Jane) of Dana Point, CA, a devoted sister-in-law Jeanne Frank Friberg (Peter) of Boynton Beach, FL, and by his adored nieces and nephews Dawn Dober LoVuolo (Mark) of Sharon, MA, Dana Dober of Brighton, MA, Danielle Gollinger Weisblatt (Adam) of Fairfield, CT, Victor (Tory) Dober (Terry) of Dana Pointe, CA, Andrew Dober (Rachel) of Arlington, VA, Lindsay Dober of San Francisco, CA, Jason Silos of Boynton Beach, FL, and by Aunts, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Services will take place on Tuesday August 3, 2010 at 11:30 AM from The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home 88 Beach Road Fairfield, CT with interment following at Rodeph Sholom Cemetery on Kings Hwy. in Fairfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Shiva will be observed at the Gollinger residence, Shelton, CT from Tuesday through Thursday evening.

Published in Connecticut Post from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2010
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