Grant E. Dobbs, 79, of Hanover Township and formerly Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the Gardens at Wyoming Valley after a period of declining health.
Born October 26, 1944, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Alfred and June Baldwin Dobbs. Grant graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1964 and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam and was qualified as a rifle sharpshooter, received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, and the National Defense Service Medal. He attained the rank of Specialist 4.
Earlier in life, Grant lived in New Jersey and worked for General Motors. He retired from Techneglas, Pittston Township as a foreman after thirty years of service. In his younger years, he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and target shooting. He was a life member of the Harvey’s Lake Rod and Gun Club and loved spending time at Sylvan Lake.
Grant will especially be remembered as the greatest husband, father, and pop. He will be deeply missed by his wife, the former Sharon Sullivan, with whom he celebrated forty-five years of marriage on July 29th; his daughter, Jaime Lore-Olszewski (Joe), of Nanticoke; a grandson, Bear (Barry Kenneth Lore, III); and a brother-in-law, Charles John Sullivan, Oakland, FL. He will also be missed by his beloved mini Goldendoodle, Rambo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kerri Ann Lore; and his mother and father-in-law, Charles and Betty Sullivan.
Private services with military honors were held. There will be no public viewing or calling hours.
Arrangements are in the care of Dinelli Family Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke.
Private Service with Military Honors were held. There will be no public viewing or calling hours.
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