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  • Cyril A. Dobrovolc

  • Mr. Cyril A. Dobrovolc, age 88, of Lovers Leap Road (town of Danube), passed away in the comfort of his home, with his family at his side, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

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  • Mr. Cyril A. Dobrovolc, age 88, of Lovers Leap Road (town of Danube), passed away in the comfort of his home, with his family at his side, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
    Cyril was born on July 1, 1924, in Little Falls, a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Kolar) Dobrovolc. He received his education in Little Falls and was a graduate of Little Falls High School, class of 1942.
    Cyril enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. On Feb. 23, 1944, Cyril was given 69 years, by the grace of God, by being one of only 24 survivors while serving on board the E.G. Seubert when the ship was torpedoed and sank near the Arabian coast, west of Aden. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 11, 1946, a decorated World War II veteran. He was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon and American Theatre Ribbon. On Feb. 5, 1949, he married the former Barbara Krahn at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest Hills. Cyril and Barbara would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this month; his beloved Barbara passed away on Jan. 1.
    He worked for 23 years as a maintenance foreman at Little Falls Hospital, retiring on Dec. 30, 1994. Prior to this employment, he worked for the railroad, General Electric on Broad Street, Utica, and UNIVAC, also in Utica.
    Mr. Dobrovolc was a faithful communicant of Holy Family Parish Church and served as a Eucharistic minister. He was a member of the Little Falls VFW Post No. 4612.
    He was extremely devoted to his family, and he loved to spend time with them. He is survived by his loving children, Rosemarie Bolen and her husband, Stephen, of Collins, Andrew H. Dobrovolc and his wife, Jeannie, of Dayton, Ohio, John C. Dobrovolc and his wife, Lorraine, of Little Falls, and Joseph E. Dobrovolc and his wife, Christine, of Portsmouth, R.I.; and his much loved grandchildren, David and Shana Bolen and their children, Chase and Weston; Matthew Bolen; Andrew S., Glenn and Joseph J. Dobrovolc; Vincent and Sarah Dobrovolc and their child, Avery; Allison Dobrovolc; Tricia Marie Dobrovolc; and Colin Andrew Dobrovolc. He also leaves his siblings: Edward and Ruth Dobrovolc, of Bristol, Tenn., and Donald and Donna Dobrovolc, of Ingham Mills; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry Krahn and his wife, Lucy, of Rego Park. Cyril was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls. His funeral will begin with prayer at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the funeral home, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Church, celebrated by the Reverend Thomas Lawless. Procession will immediately follow to St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Herkimer, where Cyril will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Barbara.
    Page 2 of 2 - Cyril’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Father Lawless for his spiritual comfort and Hospice and Dr. Mills from Bassett St. Johnsville Primary Care Center, for the excellent care given.
    Those wishing may contribute in Cyril’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413, or Little Falls Hospital, 140 Burwell St., Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    The VFW will meet at the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. to conduct their service.
    The family is being cared for by Kevin E. Enea, funeral director. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.eneafamily.com.

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