Dale W. Dobbs

LOYSVILLE – Dale W. Dobbs, 64, of Loysville, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in his home with his family by his side.

Dale was born Aug. 9, 1948, in Carlisle, to the late Dale E. Dobbs and Gertie I. (Murphy) Dobbs, of Loysville.

Surviving in addition to his mother are: his wife of 42 years, Jane E. (Smith) Dobbs; a daughter, Jayme E. (Dobbs) Casner and her husband, David, of Loysville; four siblings, Robert E. Dobbs and Gary J. Dobbs, both of Newport, David G. Dobbs, of New Bloomfield, and Elizabeth L. Weibley of Statesville, N.C.; his father-in-law, Wendel Smith, of Loysville; and two grandchildren, Tarryn Elizabeth Casner and Katelyn Irene Casner.

He was an Army Reservist for seven years.

He was a 1966 graduate of West Perry High School, attended HACC, Harrisburg, and attended Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

He was a member of the Susquehanna U. M. Conference. Until his illness, he was pastor at McVeytown United Methodist Parish. He also pastored at the Blain and New Germantown United Methodist churches and the Greater Shawville Parish. He also had been employed at Ralston Purina. Dale started his work in the automobile industry as parts manager at the former Sheaffer-Weary Chevrolet in Loysville and then other dealerships throughout central Pennsylvania.

He was a member of the State College District Ministerium, McVeytown Fire and Ambulance Associations and McVeytown Ministerium.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 350 Green Park Road, Elliottsburg. A viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Reception Center. Burial with military honors by New Bloomfield VFW and Newport VFW will be in the Blain Cemetery. Fellowship will follow the burial in the Perry Mennonite Reception Center.

There will be an additional memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the McVeytown United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to McVeytown United Methodist Church Building Fund, C/O Marjorie Halloran, 2 Scenic Drive, McVeytown, PA 17051, Home Nursing Agency, 761 Fifth Ave., Suite A2A, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or Home Nursing Agency, 129 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Arrangements are being handled by the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville.