Richard Dobek (age 78)
October 21, 2023

Richard was a lifetime resident of Hamtramck.  He is survived by his niece Sharyl and nephew Tom.  Rich was predeceased by his parents Walter and Pauline (nee Rojowski) and his brother Thomas.

Rich served in the United States Army, and upon being discharged he joined the Hamtramck Police Reserves in 1967.  During his career in the reserves he was able to  outfit the department with their first radio system and patrol cars.  He was honored as Police Reserve of the Year in 2012 and in 2015 he was the first officer to be promoted to Deputy Chief.

Rich was a lineman in the cable industry and did most of the cable in Hamtramck when it was brought online in the early 80’s.  He was the original “Cable Guy.”

In lieu of flowers the family ask for donation be made to cover Richard’s funeral costs.

Friday, October  27, 2023 from 1 – 8 PM

Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home (map)
2396 Caniff
Hamtramck MI 48212

Funeral service
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Lying in state at 9:30 AM until time of funeral mass at 10 AM.

St. Ladislaus Catholic Church (map)
2730 Caniff
Hamtramck MI 48212

Entombment with Military Honors
Immediately following mass.

Mount Olivet Cemetery (map)
17100 Van Dyke
Detroit MI 48234