Douglas “Doug” Nicholas Dobak, 74 years old, of Fort Washington, PA, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday April 4, 2023 after a brave, two year battle with a glioblastoma. Douglas is preceded in death by his mother, Margarete Renard, and his father Douglas D. Dobak. Douglas leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Susan Dobak, his cherished children, son Brian Dobak (Stephanie) and daughter Lauren Bishop, and the proud Popi of four grandchildren, the “G.B.’s” - Giles and Gwen Bishop, and the “pies” - Mackenzie and Sadie Dobak. He also leaves behind his beloved “sister” Eileen Curran.
Doug was born in Straubing, Germany on July 7, 1948. Shortly after, they moved to the United States and settled in the Somerset section of New Brunswick, NJ. He attended Franklin Township High School in Brunswick, NJ. He graduated from Delaware Valley University (BS), Seton Hall University (MS) and Widener University (MS). He also completed graduate work at NYU. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1971. For the next 50 years, Doug found great success working in the pharmaceutical industry. He retired from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma as Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.
Doug loved his family and was fiercely loyal to them. He took great pride in generously providing for his family. He loved professional wrestling entertainment. Doug also loved golf. He loved the Masters Tournament and considered it a special milestone when he attended the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Also a special milestone was playing the Old Course at St. Andrews. He loved the Rolling Stones. He loved sunsets on the golf course at his former club, Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, PA. He was also a past member at The Philadelphia Cricket Club. He loved his four legged friends over the years, Chelsea, Emmy, Maddy, and Holly. No matter where he lived he remained a faithful fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees.
This was our beloved father, husband, son, uncle, Popi, and friend. Doug was an extraordinary ordinary man who was the pride and joy of his entire family. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, and his spirit will live on profoundly in those who loved him. He will be greatly missed and remembered by many.
Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
A memorial is being held at Riverside Community Church at 239 Columbia Avenue, Horsham, PA 19044 at 11:30am on Saturday April 15, 2023.
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