Obituary, Jerry M. Dobiyanski
Jerry M. Dobiyanski, 67, of Lake Limestone entered Eternal Rest Tuesday, April 3, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, April 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station, TX. Interment followed at St. Martin’s Cemetery in Tours, TX. Pallbearers were Bob Dobiyanski, Bill Dobiyanski, Stuart Dobiyanski, Ron Frost, Larry Holub, and Charles Kubala. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Bratcher and M. Ray Wilson. Jerry and his twin brother Gary, were born to the late M. O. and Betty (Anderson) Dobiyanski on February 2, 1951 in Dallas, TX. The family moved to the Waco area in 1966. While attending McLennan Community College, Jerry met the love of his life, Beverly (Holub) and they were married on July 8, 1972.
Family was at the core of Jerry’s values. He loved spending time with his large family and knew how to make people smile and laugh. He was a loving and proud Aggie Dad to Vicki and Brian and his face lit up when he saw or heard his grandson “little dude” Kaden. He was a devoted Catholic who loved the spiritual atmosphere of St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station. He was a third-degree Knight of Knights of Columbus. Jerry was an associate at the Waco Mars, Inc. candy plant from 1976 until 1990 when he was transferred to the Dove International Plant in Burr Ridge, IL. He retired from Mars, Inc. in 2001 to his little piece of heaven on earth, Lake Limestone where he loved to fish, boat, and maintain his impeccable yard. Retirement presented Jerry an opportunity to be very involved in Groesbeck ISD where Brian attended Middle and High School. Jerry obtained his CDL in order to drive the bus and be a chaperone for Brian’s GT class.
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