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John A. Dobay

ORWELL – John A. Dobay, of Orwell, entered eternal rest Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 2014, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. He was 78.

Born April 13, 1935, to the late John and Olive (nee Chittle) Dobay, John, a retired logger, was a former president of the Northeast Ohio Horse Pullers Association.

He enjoyed training and competing in horse pulls and spending time with his family.

He will be missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia (nee Neville); children, Robert (Carol) Towne, Richard (Debbie) Dobay, James (Pamela) Dobay, Tina (Gary) Grudowski, Kathy (Dan) Koziol and Edward (Gail) Dobay; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers; and many friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister and three brothers.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Orwell North Presbyterian Church, 135 N. Maple Ave., Orwell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the family to defray expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Home, 15809 Madison Road, Middlefield, 440-632-0818. Online condolences may be sent to

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