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Glenn Dobry

November 12, 1954 November 14, 2019
Glenn Dobry
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Obituary for Glenn Dobry

Edmond Glenn Dobry of Norman, Oklahoma was born November 12, 1954 to Edmond Aloysius and Dorothy Mae (Jordan) Dobry in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He passed on November 14, 2019, two days after his 65th birthday. On October 30, 2004 Glenn married the love of his life, Susan Roberta (Blachly) Dobry, with whom he shared 15 wonderful years before his untimely death. Glenn always made time for his family; he absolutely adored his eight grandchildren and took every opportunity to spend time with them.

Glenn lived a life of service, both to his community and to his Church. He began his career with the University of Oklahoma Police Department before taking paramedic training and moving into EMS, where he stayed for 17 years and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In 1995 he transitioned from EMS to the Norman Police Department where he remained until his retirement as a Captain in 2016 after a total of almost 38 years of service to his community. During his service with the City of Norman Captain Dobry earned more than 100 letters of appreciation and commendation.

Glenn was a devout Catholic and after retirement he was able to focus more on serving his Church, St. Thomas More University Parish. He was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus, a Eucharistic Minister, and the Church’s Easter Bunny, handing out finger rosaries and Hershey’s kisses to the children every year after the Church egg hunt. Glenn was instrumental in organizing the annual St. Thomas More Golf Tournament, and as an avid golfer he always entered a team into the tournament.

Glenn held a variety of interests in addition to golf: puzzles, Jeopardy, both men’s and women’s OU athletics, tropical fish, sports in general, and volunteering. Glenn gave countless volunteer hours through his work with the Knights of Columbus and the Norman Christmas Parade as well as his positions on the boards of the Women’s Resource Center and Parents Helping Parents.

Glenn was preceded in death by: parents Edmond and Dorothy Dobry; sisters Eva Ann Dobry and Evelyn Dobry; and brother-in-law George Hoebing. Left to cherish his memory are: wife Susan Dobry of the home; daughter Jennifer Fowler and husband Adam of Henderson, Nevada; son Benjamin Stapp and wife Anny of Norman; daughter Heather Fischer and husband Joe of Norman; daughter Rebecca Dobry of Houston, Texas; and their mother Alicia Martin; stepson Joe Cotrone and wife Charvee of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; stepson Kevin Cotrone and girlfriend Rhea Kickham of Redmond, Washington; sister Carol Hoebing of Yukon, Oklahoma; brother Allen Dobry and wife Orlenna of Bothell, Washington; brother John Dobry and wife Pat of Norman; sister Jeannie Simon and husband Jay of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren Robert, Sloane, Ian, Philip, Nathaniel, Michael, Simon, and Jude; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions in Glenn’s name may be made to the St. Thomas More Organ Fund (contact Nolan Reilly at 405.321.0990 or music@stm-ou.org) and Willow Pregnancy Support of Norman (willowpregnancy.org/donate).


Previous Events

Rosary

Wednesday

20

Nov

6:00 PM 11/20/2019 6:00:00 PM
St. Thomas More University Parish

100 Stinson Street
Norman, OK 73072

St. Thomas More University Parish
100 Stinson Street Norman 73072 OK
United States

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

21

Nov

10:00 AM 11/21/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas More University Parish

100 Stinson Street
Norman, OK 73072

St. Thomas More University Parish
100 Stinson Street Norman 73072 OK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

NA
NA
Minco, OK 73059

NA Minco 73059 OK
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas More Organ Fund

100 Stinson Street
Norman, OK 73072

Willow Pregnancy Support

457 W. Gray Street
Norman, OK 73069
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