Warren 'Chic' Henry DobertSeptember 2, 1926 ~ July 21, 2017 (age 90)
Averill Park - Warren Henry 'Chic' Dobert, 90, of Huntley Rd, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Samaritan Hospital.
Born at home in Troy on September 2, 1926, he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Ruth E. (Wagner) Dobert and husband of the late Judith N (Oliver) Dobert for 45 years.
Growing up, he was an active member of the Lutheran church and the Lutheran League youth organization. He attended Troy public schools, graduating in 1944. During high school, he worked with his father painting and wallpapering after his father’s company, National Food Stores, closed due to the Great Depression. After graduation, he worked at the A&P grocery stores.
In 1946, he joined the military as a Rifleman in the US Army, Hq Co., 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry. He served in the Philippine Islands and Korea from 1946 - 1947.
Upon leaving the military, he attended Troy Business College, completing their secretarial and accounting program over two years. In 1949, he began working for State of New York, serving in the Departments of Fire Safety, Veteran’s Affairs and Public Service Commission over a period of 41 years and retired in May 1990. During the fifties and sixties, he also served as VP and Secretary of Dobert Construction Corporation.
Warren joined the Church of the Covenant in 1963, and was an active and respected member for the rest of his life. He taught Sunday School, was a founding member of the Men’s Communion Breakfast group and served on the Missions, Membership and Finance Committees and the Administration Council over the years. He was a frequent usher and when he wasn’t he would still arrive early before the Sunday service to greet the congregation and hand out bulletins.
He is survived by his former wife, Marilyn T. Dobert and their daughter, Barbara A. (Gary) Iverson of Everett, WA and daughter Elizabeth J. and son Richter C. Dobert both of Averill Park.
He is also survived by his siblings, Doris B. (Stanley) Horrocks of Clifton Park, Frederick W. (Evelyn) Dobert of Sand Lake, Wesley P. (Charlene) Dobert of Troy, and sisters-in law Janet Joy Dobert of Troy and Patricia L. Dobert of Sand Lake, as well as a plethora of nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his siblings Alfred F. (Nancy) Dobert, Kenneth W. Dobert, Betty R. (Thomas) Killcullen and Donald C. Dobert.
A memorial service celebrating Warren’s life will be held Saturday, July 29, at 1pm at the Church of the Covenant, UMC, located at 3055 Route 43, Averill Park, NY. Pastor Joe Auslander, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Warren to Church of the Covenant PO Box 306 Averill Park, NY 12018.