George Dobrea

April 22, 1926December 4, 2010
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George Dobrea age 84. Dearly beloved husband of Jean (nee Barson), loving father of Peter Nicholas (Beverly), George Michael (Diane), Paul David (Trip Ayers),and Mary (Eric) Grindahl, dearest grandfather of Joshua, Jennifer, and John Michael, and dear friend of many. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 20820 LORAIN RD. FAIRVIEW PARK, Saracusta Services tuesday evening 8PM. All Funeral Services Wednesday 10 AM at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral 3256 Warren Rd. Rev. Fr. Dr. Remus Grama officiating. Interment Sunset Memorial park. In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial donations to the Romanian Ethnic Art Museum at 3256 Warren Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44111 or to St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral. On-line condolences at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 7, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 7, 2010

George Dobrea

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Dan Bostan

May 20, 2011

Fie-ti tarina usoara, Domnule Dobrea.
Ai fost un om bun,dedicat familiei si comunitatii si nu te voi uita niciodata.
Dan Bostan

January 12, 2011

Our sincerest condolences to the Dobrea Family.


Paul, Cynthia and Nicholas Negulescu
Columbus, Ohio

Carrie Bodnar

December 14, 2010

My Prayers and Thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. In the Garden of Memories...We Meet Everyday.

Michael K. Hampu

December 14, 2010

Dear Jean, Peter, Michael, Mary, Paul, and all of the Dobrea family,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I apologize for missing the opportunity to be at the Services. I wasn't aware of "Uncle" George's passing until I saw it in the church bulletin.

He was not only a friend to my entire family he was always there for me to talk to about anything, especially when the topic was Romania!

He's now at Peace in the arms of the Lord! Dumnezeu sa-l ierte si in veci pomeniralor!

Dorothy Faller

December 13, 2010

Dear Jean and Family,

George was a wonderful help with the projects between Tiffin University and the University of Bucharest, and is the reason the projects were so successful. He was also a great help to me on the board of the Council of International Programs USA and the Cleveland International Program. I remember the wonderful gatherings of the many visiting Romanian delegations in your home, and his skill in working in Romania with the many projects we did together. He was always full of good ideas, kindness, and helpfulness. May you all be comforted by your strong family connections and your wonderful memories.

Mandy (Januska) Thompson

December 10, 2010

Mrs. Dobrea,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Donna Deitch

December 10, 2010

Dear Jeanie and family
My sincerest sympathy for your loss. Although I only got to spend a few hours with George when we visited last year, I will never forget the tour he gave me of the Romanian Museum. His stories about Romania and her people brought history to life. He was a great man and will be missed. May his memory be eternal.

Pete Barsons friend Donna

Anca Balacescu

December 10, 2010

Rest in peace

December 9, 2010

I have learned with the deepest regret about the passing away of George Dobrea. On behalf of the Embassy of Romania in the United States, I would like to convey to Mrs. Dobrea and the family our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and heartfelt regrets are with you at this time of grief.

George Dobrea was a great leader of the Romanian-American Community, one of the strongest supporters of our country in the United States. We are grateful for his efforts to promote the Romanian cultural heritage and for his contribution to the strengthening of ties between Romania and the United States.

May God rest his soul in peace!

Adrian Vierita

Ambassador of Romania to the United States

December 9, 2010

Am aflat cu profund regret de plecarea dintre noi a lui George Dobrea. Din partea Ambasadei României la Washington, transmit sincere condoleante doamnei Jean Dobrea si familiei îndurerate. Gândurile noastre se îndreapta catre dumneavoastra în acest moment de suferinta.

George Dobrea a fost un lider remarcabil al comunitatii româno-americane si unul dintre cei mai activi sustinatori ai României în SUA. Îi suntem recunoscatori pentru eforturile sale de promovare pe teritoriul american a mostenirii culturale românesti si pentru contributia sa la întarirea legaturilor dintre tara noastra si SUA.

Dumnezeu sa îl odihneasca în pace!

Adrian Vierita
Ambasadorul României în Statele Unite ale Americii