OBITUARY

Arthur George Dobbelaere

October 17, 1948September 4, 2018

Arthur George Dobbelaere was born on October 17, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri and passed away on September 4, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arthur George Dobbelaere

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Christy Schenk

September 20, 2018

I will remember Dr. D as the consummate “Master of Ceremonies” who always had a funny remark at holiday parties or a little joke on the podium at the Recognition dinner. He always seemed joyful as he stood in front of a gathering and made us laugh and I will sorely miss the hug he always gave me in the receiving line at the holiday parties. He had a gentle presence, a ready smile and a twinkle in his eye, which made everyone around him feel he was a friend. I marveled at the care he took with his relationship to staff. He often took time out of his busy schedule to check in and ask how everyone was doing. I am lucky to have had the pleasure of working with him since 1997 when he suggested I transfer from DG to the new AZ campus, that suggestion changed my life for the better. He will always be in my heart and thoughts and I am hoping for healing and peace as his family and friends grieve his loss.

Carol Davy

September 19, 2018

I am honored and blessed to have know Dr. Dobbelaere, he was truly a blessing in our lives at Midwestern University, Glendale. Even though he is not here with us, we know that God has assigned him to watch over all us. He has never really left us, he is still alive in our hearts and minds, through us he lives on. I will truly miss his smile, humor and laugh this year during our holiday luncheons. May all our prayers bring the family and friends of Dr. D much needed comfort and peace during this sad time.

Doris Dalrymple

September 18, 2018

A most amazing light with a gregarious smile. Thank you for the many laughs and interesting conversations. I know you are close by, you just flew above the clouds where we can not see you.

Pat Hughes

September 15, 2018

I was a Security Guard at the school. Dr. Dobbelaere always said hello Pat
whenever he came to the main building. He was a perfect gentleman. I'm
sure he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in peace Dr.

Pat Hughes

Tony Will

September 14, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Dobbelaere when I was a medical student in Arizona back in 1997. Over the years he has always been so very kind and humble. He was a true gentleman that created so many amazing opportunities for students to become future health care professionals.
His great work will not be forgotten.
Prayers for healing and peace to his family and friends.
God bless.

Suellen Brady-Nugent

September 13, 2018

My husband & I are very saddened by the passing of Art Dobbelaere. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family & friends. He was a wonderful person who gave of himself & the world is a better place because of Art. Sleep in eternal peace neighbor! 🙏. Suellen & Tom Nugent

Frances R

September 13, 2018

Please accept my condolences for the lost of Arthur. At times like this we wonder why we have to die. How ever GOD promise us that we can see our love ones soon. Please accept my condolences and prayers.

Gary Sherwood

September 12, 2018

I was taken back last night to learn that Dr. Arthur Dobbelaere had passed. Not only did MSU lose a gentle giant, but the City of Glendale as well. Dr. D has been a stalwart supporter of Glendale and was currently serving as chair of the Planning Commission. I missed him last Thursday while attending that meeting not knowing that he had left us. This University and Community was much better because of his presence, he will be mightily missed.

Mark Dobbertien

September 12, 2018

The MWU Family has lost a giant in Dr. Arthur Dobbelaere. His vision, hard work and collegial nature has made MWU what it is today- an Elite institution training the finest health care professionals anywhere in the world. I was always impressed during his leadership reports to the CCOM AA and the MWU Senate. As a Notre Dame alumnus, we always had great chats on our fond memories of our alma mater. I will miss you so very much Art and wish your Family God's eternal peace.

Carol Birkel

September 8, 2018

Art was always one of my favorite people from
our college years in Atchison Kansas. We met in a way that showed his typical kindness by visiting the elderly on Friday nights at nursing homes. We kept in touch for many years thru Christmas parties at his parents home in Kansas City and later, when he moved out of the area, thru updates from his proud, loving mother, Mary and father, Art. I was so glad to reconnect at a brunch in Kansas City following her death. We had such a nice time when he met us for lunch in Naperville, IL and we have sent texts about mutual friends these past two years. His caring showed after all these years by his interest in our families and health issues suffered by friends from
our college years. We were hoping
to meet again at our 50 year college reunion in 2020.
Art was such a kind, friendly, hard working man. He was looking forward to many more years of serving at Midwestern. I know he will be missed by all his friends, family, and co-workers. My husband, Mike and I send sympathy to all those who were touched by his life.