Dobrin Jerome ``Yos'', born November 24, 1909, died May 18, 2002 at age 92, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, June of blessed memory; sister and brother-in-law Gladys and Barney Applebaum; brother, Arnold Dobrin; brothers-in-law Robert Friedman and Carl Andreas, all of blessed memory. Survived by son and daughter-in-law Dale and Lois Dobrin; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mitchell Harris, and Candice and Randy Mann; grandchildren, Joseph and Jeffrey Dobrin, Alison and Ezra Mann; sister, Helen Friedman; sisters-in-law Honey Dobrin and Rose Andreas; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Jerry was a most loving husband, father, and grandfather. He lived his entire life in Mpls with the exception of the years he served in the Army Air Force during WWII. He grew up on the Near North Side on 6th Ave. N (Later Olson Mem. Highway) on the site of the former Daytons delivery building and later on Penn Ave. near the old Beth El Syn. His grandparents took in Jewish immigrants from Europe, which was how his parents met. He graduated from North High in 1927 and soon thereafter began a work career spanning over 60 years, most of which he was co-proprietor of Barney's Market, a fixture on North Washington Ave. for 45 years, and where he and his brother-in-law Barney Applebaum provided more than groceries, providing a variety of support to families and youth. When Jerry closed the store in 1975, in the wake of I94 freeway construction, Barbara Flanagan did a nice piece in the Star Tribune on the special role it played in the life of the community, resulting in a great number of friends and well-wishers stopping by for one last visit to the store. He and his family were members of Beth El Synagogue from nearly its beginning, and Jerry was a contributor to many Jewish charities and service organizations. In his later years he was known as `the candy man' to many children in his neighborhood, especially after the untimely death of his beloved June. He most appreciated the warmth and companionship of his siblings and their spouses and other family members. He, in turn, was a major support to Gladys and Barney and Helen in their declining years. His son, daughters, and their families were grateful for the chance to reconnect with their dad/granddad during the many years of good health he enjoyed prior to his decline. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the many family members and caregivers who provided help and support during the past 2 years, especially to cousin Wayne Applebaum for his affection for and attention to Uncle Yos over the years. Funeral services TUESDAY May 21, 2002, 1 pm at Beth El Synagogue, 5224 West 26th, St. Louis Park. Memorials are preferred to the BETH EL SYNAGOGUE or the Children's Hospitals and Clinics Foundation, 2525 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls/55404. SHIVA 2105 Unity Ave. N., Golden Valley (Tuesday & Wed. at 7 pm). Arr. Hodroff and Sons
Published on May 20, 2002
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