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Celebrating the life of
Delores "Sissy" Burns Dobbertin
November 26, 1939 - March 16, 2017
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can”
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 7:00pm - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

John,so sorry for your loss.u have been taking good care of mrs. Dobbertin.

Johnny Campbell, ,

What a beautiful lady with an unforgettable spirit. The world has lost a treasure. I will never forget her and was honored to call her a friend.rest easy sweet Delores till we meet again with Love to her family and friends.mary Anne Edinger

Mary Anne Edinger, Savannah, Ga

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae Mckenzie , Savannah , GA

John and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful Sissy. You will remain in my prayers as you go through the the next couple of weeks and months. I pray for God to throw His mighty arms around you and give you the strength you need.

Faye Anderson (Mrs. Clyde Anderson), Pooler, GA

I remember Mrs. D when she would come by the Bargain Corner with her two small children to get groceries each week from Big John. As our relationship grew we remember a few good card games, many St Patrick's Day parades, and a few killer parties. Until we meet again, Delores, keep smiling and protecting your family from heaven.

Andy & Mary Speir, Savannah, GA

Prayers for Sissy's family .I went to school with her

Betty STRICKLAND Fields Johnson, Savannah, Ga

We are thankful for your friendship and thankful for you as our neighbors. Let us know if you need anything during this time !

Sheffield Family, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Dobbertin was always good to me, even when Charlie and I did bad...like we did so many times in high school. She was a BUNCH of fun to be around, always sweet to me and she will be sorely missed. Love you! God bless you and keep you always...your second son, Paul...

Paul Torma, Savannah, GA

So sadden by the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to Big John ,Charlie,Mandy and little Johnny. Be strong. Love you as if your my own <3 Shannon

Shannon O'Brien, Thunderbolt, GA

You now have 2 SPECIAL angels watching over y'all now!!! May God give you comfort and wrap his arms around you?? We are only a phone call away???

Lynnette & Gary, Savannah,

Delores B. “Sissy” Dobbertin, age 77, died March 16, 2017, under the care of Hospice Savannah. Sissy passed at home, surrounded by her husband, children, and grandson John.

She was born on November 26, 1939 in Savannah and lived here all her life. Sissy was the only daughter of Charlie and Lula Burns. She was raised with her two brothers, Jimmy and Ed, among the marshes, oaks, and tidal breezes on the Eastside of Savannah. Sissy loved growing up on the Eastern Islands and fondly recalls many good times when her parents owned and operated Burns Market. Both her mom and dad sold groceries, and did their own cooking for the market lunch crowd.

Growing up, Sissy attended Savannah High School, graduating in 1957, then attended Armstrong Atlantic State University. Ed, Sissy’s brother, introduced her to a young Marine, John Dobbertin, who soon became the love of her life. John remembers the first time he set eyes on Sissy – tall and strikingly beautiful; they were married within six months, in July of 1960. They raised two children, a boy and a girl, on the islands they both loved.

Sissy was a longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and was a self-employed artist. She was very active in several fraternal organizations including the Ladies Auxiliary of Alee Shrine, the Alee Patrol, American Legion Post #184, and the Moose Lodge Post #1550. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Post #36. Together, John and Sissy built a very successful gambling casino business, organizing junkets throughout the world. As they grew older, they moved into the smaller house where they currently live on Oatland Island, Savannah, Georgia.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, John, son Charlie, daughter Mandy, and grandson John Okorowski, all of Savannah; grandson John Anthony Dobbertin of Cleveland, OH; and a sister-in-law Roberta Dobbertin of Cato, NY. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Kenny Okorowski.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can”

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John,so sorry for your loss.u have been taking good care of mrs. Dobbertin.

Johnny Campbell, ,

What a beautiful lady with an unforgettable spirit. The world has lost a treasure. I will never forget her and was honored to call her a friend.rest easy sweet Delores till we meet again with Love to her family and friends.mary Anne Edinger

Mary Anne Edinger, Savannah, Ga

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae Mckenzie , Savannah , GA

John and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful Sissy. You will remain in my prayers as you go through the the next couple of weeks and months. I pray for God to throw His mighty arms around you and give you the strength you need.

Faye Anderson (Mrs. Clyde Anderson), Pooler, GA

I remember Mrs. D when she would come by the Bargain Corner with her two small children to get groceries each week from Big John. As our relationship grew we remember a few good card games, many St Patrick's Day parades, and a few killer parties. Until we meet again, Delores, keep smiling and protecting your family from heaven.

Andy & Mary Speir, Savannah, GA

Prayers for Sissy's family .I went to school with her

Betty STRICKLAND Fields Johnson, Savannah, Ga

We are thankful for your friendship and thankful for you as our neighbors. Let us know if you need anything during this time !

Sheffield Family, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Dobbertin was always good to me, even when Charlie and I did bad...like we did so many times in high school. She was a BUNCH of fun to be around, always sweet to me and she will be sorely missed. Love you! God bless you and keep you always...your second son, Paul...

Paul Torma, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Paul Torma — Georgia

So sadden by the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to Big John ,Charlie,Mandy and little Johnny. Be strong. Love you as if your my own <3 Shannon

Shannon O'Brien, Thunderbolt, GA

You now have 2 SPECIAL angels watching over y'all now!!! May God give you comfort and wrap his arms around you?? We are only a phone call away???

Lynnette & Gary, Savannah,


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