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Bernard R. “Bud” Dobson, 87

May 3, 2012

Bernard R. “Bud” Dobson, 87, Coolspring, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Worthville, a son of the late Jacob A. and Ida Mae (Maurer) Dobson.

April 21, 1948, in Worthville, he married his wife of 64 years, Lois G. Fike, who survives.

Mr. Dobson was a veteran of World War II, having served on the USS McCracken and USS Talladega in the Pacific Theater.

He was retired from Clarion State University as an elevator repairman and was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for 60 years; was a lay minister; and was active in church affairs.

Mr. Dobson enjoyed making quilts to give away.

Surviving relatives include a son, Joel L. Dobson and wife Gayla of Rowlett, Texas; a brother, Alan Dobson and wife Bonell of Brookville; and four grandchildren, Katherine, Rachel, Benjamin and Thomas.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Coolspring United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Garvey officiating.

Interment will be at the Worthville Cemetery.

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