Joan C. Dobrez
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Dobrez, Joan C. "Gammy" nee Sloup, age 87. Longtime, 53-year resident of her beloved Flossmoor. Devoted parishioner and active volunteer of Infant Jesus of Prague Church. Wife for 59 years of the late John F. Dobrez. Mother of Kathy (Tom) Blakemore, Rick (Debbie) Dobrez, John (Tammy) Dobrez, Tom (Edie) Dobrez, Dan (Amy) Dobrez, Scott (Deborah) Dobrez, Chris (Amanda) Dobrez and Grandchildren Jenni (Chad) Ranft, TJ (Patty) Blakemore, Chris Blakemore, Mike (Danielle) Blakemore, Megan Mulvehill, Adam (Marissa) Dobrez, Nate Dobrez, John (Emily) Dobrez, Matt Dobrez, Nick Dobrez, Becca Dobrez. Caroline Dobrez, Tommy Dobrez, Ryan (Alex) Dobrez, Brianna Dobrez, Teddy Dobrez, Catherine Dobrez, Amanda Dobrez, Charlotte Dobrez and Amelia Dobrez. Great grandmother to Thomas, Sophia, Jack, Elsie, Claudia and Sunny. Sister of Frank "Bud" (Dorothy) Sloup. Beloved aunt and dear friend of many. Joan was a very devoted volunteer to the Homewood-Flossmoor community. She founded Flossmoor in Autumn and Curtain Call shows, as well as the Village Door Consignment Shop, which helps support the JSF Cancer Support Center in Homewood. She chaired events for the American Society of Interior Designers, the Flossmoor Service League House Walks, and the Cancer Support Center Gala. She will be dearly missed by all fortunate enough to know her. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights onThursdayFebruary 6thfrom 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. FuneralFriday11:15 AM to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 12:00 PM. Burial, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joan's name to Cancer Support Center of Homewood, 2028 Elm St., Homewood, IL 60430 or Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Hwy., Homewood, IL 60430, would be appreciated by her family. For further service information contact708-481-9230or

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 5, 2020.
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February 14, 2020
Sorry to hear that Mrs. Dobrez passed away. While I didn't know her personally I knew the great John Dobrez and many of the family at Dober. May she rest in peace in the Glory of God.

John Neumann (TAB / Brenntag)
John Neumann
February 7, 2020
Dear friend we will miss you.Our thoughts are with your family.
bert&sue reed
February 6, 2020
So many wonderful memories of your mom and her laugh! She touched and improved so many peoples' lives. I am thankful that our family was fortunate enough to share a small part of her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Vicky Pellettiere
February 5, 2020
Mrs.Dobrez was such a wonderful woman. She helped so many people. If you needed anything, she was there to help support you. May she Rest In Peace.
Mary ( Baniewicz) Przybyla
February 5, 2020
Your mother was an important part of our childhood memories. She was always looking out for everyone, even as we became adults. She was a wonderful woman and left her community a better place. Our condolences to the extended Dobrez famiy.
Wilson & Lori (Pellettiere) Calix
February 5, 2020
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February 5, 2020
Such a wonderful, loving, kind lady. She will be missed by many but never forgotten. RIP Joan
Jim/Nancy Whitting
February 5, 2020
Hail, Hail Joan Dobrez and her wonderful family, who so embodied the love and kindness she and her husband John shared with each other and their broad circle of friends.
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February 5, 2020
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February 5, 2020
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