Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


John Alexander Dombroski

February 14, 1962September 2, 2019

John Alexander Dombroski, 57, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, September 2, 2019. Born on Valentine’s Day in 1962, John was a gifted jack-of-all-trades who could fix anything. He lived and worked in the Lansing area his whole life, first at Art's Refinery-his uncle's gas station-before it became J.D's Drive-Thru Party Store. He also worked at various places around Lansing as a skilled mechanic. When he wasn’t working or fixing, he spent his time tinkering in his garage, bowling, and selflessly helping the neighbors. He loved spending time with his family, sharing his passion for NASCAR (mostly Jeff Gordon) and his love of life.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Dombroski, and his son, Dylan Alexander Dombroski.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Dalyce; his children, Stefanie (Chris) Olney and Casey Dombroski; his grandchildren, Kaelyn, Corbin, Sawyer, John, and Savannah; his daughter-in-law, Natalie Dombroski; his mother, Carla Dombroski; and his sisters, Mary Smith, Sue Knott, Ann Williams, Sandy Stewart, and Nancy Dombroski.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11am at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing, Michigan, with visitation one hour prior.

Memorial Contributions may be made in John’s honor to Sparrow Hospice through the Sparrow Foundation, Attention Hospice, 1322 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 204, Lansing, MI 48909.


  • Sparrow Hospice


  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019


John Alexander Dombroski

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Donna Colt

September 9, 2019

Dear All Dombroski Family,
Thinking of you at this time of your loss.Prayers and kind thoughts at this time.
Donna Colt

Jake & Rosie Huff

September 8, 2019

Our prayers and condolence goes out to John’s family especially to Mary Smith & Carla. May god give you guys the strength to get through this day.

maxine BeVier

September 8, 2019

My prayers are with the Dombroski family for there lost.

Yvonne Shepard

September 7, 2019

I’m one of the Palmer Girls.. we lived across the street from the family. We were blessed to know him and my sister Tammy Palmer says she wants the family to know ...we are saddened by the news!

lorri miller

September 6, 2019

To the entire Dombroski family, we are deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. He was in the same grade as my sister Beth. He was such a nice kid and always was smiling.

We are sending love and prayers to all of you, heaven has gained another angel.

Lorri Miller
Class of 78

Jake Huff

September 6, 2019

Thinking of my friend John. Mischievous boy, full of fun teenager, adventurous young man. Always kind, always generous, always a gentleman. Great memories, too many to count. Good times, impossible to rate. No good thing ever really dies. I suppose a part of you will live in the hearts of all who knew you forever. You will always have a place in mine. Till we see each other again. Love , Jake. "For you know have sorrow, but rejoice, for I will see you again and your joy no one will take from you. " John 16: 22

Suzanne Carl

September 5, 2019

Dalyce and family, My sincere sympathies. This has been a difficult time for you all. I will keep you in my prayers and hope for strenght. Life is not always easily and grief is one of those those times. Wishing you peace. Suzanne Carl, Marge Deppong's sister

Maria Bowerman

September 4, 2019

Have fond memories of fun times with John, his parents, and sisters when I was invited to their family cottage on Chippewa Lake. My deepest sympathy on his passing. Your family is in my prayers.

Elizabeth Savage

September 4, 2019

Yes, best neighbor ever!

Pamela Forton-Rodriguez

September 4, 2019

John was like a brother to me. I lived across the street from him for years and all I have for him is Great Memories. His laughter and kindness were contagious and his generosity was relentless. I grew to just love watching him cut his lawn and fiddle in the garage working on his cars and motor things. His Haven! He would always welcome you over for a fire and a burger and he knew the stories of all the neighbors. He was so loved and respected and I just can't imagine not seeing that face again or laughing at all our shared crazy stories. He fought a huge fight and I am so in awe of his bravery and his persistence to keep moving. He is and always will be a Great role model for me and I will miss him dearly. You will always be in my spirit John and I will look up to the sky to capture your greatness! CHEERS!!!! Love you, your crazy neighbor. Pam