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Celebrating the life of

John Albert Dobbertin

Passed away on April 02, 2023


John Albert Dobbertin

John Albert Dobbertin “Big John”, 83, passed away April 2, 2023 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born March 18, 1940 in Rochester, New York and lived there until his buddies talked him into joining the Marines.  While at Paris Island, he met the love of his life, Lolo.  They married and had 56 wonderful years together, traveling, and cruising with friends.

He worked for Claxton Poultry as a salesman until he retired in 2000.  This didn’t slow him down, he volunteered as the Mysterious Santa for 20 years, and also at his American Legion Post 184, where he was a member for 50 years.  If someone had a need, he would do his best to help out.  He was a gentle giant that loved rocking babies, and all animals would gravitate to him.  He will be greatly missed.  John was a member of the Catholic faith, and loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was a loving family man, and lived for his family. 

In addition to his wife, Delores “Lolo”, he was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Robert Dobbertin and Vera Mountcastle Dobbertin.

Surviving are his son, Charles Dobbertin, daughters, Mandy Dobbertin Okorowski, and Mandy Stafford, sister, Roberta Dobbertin, grandsons, John Anthony Dobbertin, John Francis Okorowski, and granddaughter, Victoria Gaylord.

A Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel with his dear friend, Fr. Patrick O’Brien officiating.  Visitation will be after the service until 5:30 p.m.



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RIP John

- Meg Iocovozzi Herrmann , Savannah , Ga

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Prayers for family. What a great man big John was. Will miss him.

- Donna Sharpe, Savannah , Ga

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- Terri, Savannah, ga

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Big John, oh how charlie anf I drove you crazy during our high school days you were usually easy to approach about anything. i think you were a great husband great father.thanks killing us . gone but never forgotten, much love to you big john

- Paul Raymond Torma, LOCUST GROVE, GA

So very sorry for your loss.

- Candice Summey, Jacksonville , Florida

john would walk the dogs early in the mornings he and i would drink coffee and talk about life he was a dear friend GOD BLESS his family at this time.

- david&cyndy davidcblount, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. My love and prayers to your family

- Gail Bradley, Rochester , NY

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- Therese Sheehan , Savannah , Ga

I remember working with big John and Dolores at D and K travel agency when they ran Atlantic junkets! Never a dull moment, great people! Vincent & I keeping you in our prayers! God Bless

- Michelle Mewborn Koncul, Savannah, Ga

I’m so sorry to hear of Big John’s passing. My prayers are with your family.

- Duncan Anderson, Savannah, Ga

RIP, John! Always such kind person who will always be remembered.

- Anne Sutton, Savannah , Georgia

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so sorry for your lost. prayers for the family.

- Beatrice j Torma, stocbridge, GA

Mandy, O how I lloved both your mom and dad!! Never mattered how tired or busy they were, they would always come to my side and help so much with Relay for Life! Cooking cases of chicken! Buckets of red rice and still come help me serve!!! Big John was also a blessing to my Aunt Jackie!! She always said he was her best friend!!! He will be so dearly missed!!! I’m so sorry I cannot be there for you. I am living in Jacksonville helping a family member but you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love my dear friend

- Sissy Coursey, Savannah , Ga

Friend of Him will miss Him condolences to His Family!

- Butch&Judy Mosley, Sav. , Ga.

Charlie and family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of Big John. I have very fond memories of Big John. He was so sweet and funny. I will continue to keep y'all lifted up in prayers.

- Kymberly Stalnaker Hodges, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel