Arthur Carl (Dobb) Dobrzynski died on 13 July 2018, at St Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, of cardiac complications.
Arthur was born 24 November, 1943, in Detroit Michigan and moved to Benton at the age of four. He graduated from BCHS. After serving in the US Army for two years, he returned to Benton and joined the Benton Police Department. On18 April, 1970, he married Patricia J, Laraway: the couple had recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. In 1997, Arthur retired from the Benton Police Department after 28 plus years of service. After his retirement, Arthur went to work for eight years at Rend Lake Community College in law enforcement. In July 2016, he joined the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department working in court security. Arthur was very proud of his 43 years in the law enforcement field.
Arthur is survived by his loving wife Patricia, of Benton, Il, and his uncle, Van Blaszczynski and family in California and first cousins Vera and Ray also in California. He is preceded in death by his mother, Francis Yezerski; his step-father, Leon Yezerski; his father, Arthur R. Dobrzynski; his grandmother and grandfather, Helen and Vincent Blaszczynski and his aunts and uncles. His sister-in-law, Susan Laraway, and his parents-in-law also preceded him in death.
He will be sadly missed by his family, the Laraway family and friends.
In accordance with Arthur’s wishes he has been cremated.
A memorial service to celebrate Arthur’s life is scheduled for Thursday 19 July @ 1000 at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home on South Main in Benton, Il. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be sent to the Fraternal Order of Police or to a Charity of your choice.
Pat would like to thank the hospital staff for their care and dedication.
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