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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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1 of 3 | Posted by: William Bryson - Tampa, FL

“Dear Bob and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May you always keep the memories you have close to you until you meet again....Read More »
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“I am saddened by my best friend Arlene's loss of her very special Poppy. I feel blessed that I was able to spend some time with Mr. Dollenger and...Read More »
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Robert William Dollenger, Sr. ('Poppy'), age 78, began the celebration of his new life with Jesus Christ on November 10, 2011. Robert was born on November 10, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland and resided in Rising Sun, Maryland for almost 40 years prior to moving to Florida.

Robert was an Army Specialist, 3rd Class in the United States Army. Robert loved God, his family and remodeling old houses with his wife, turning them into homes for his family. He was a member of the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun for several years. He attended church at New Destiny Worship Center in Clearwater, Florida.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 52 years, Helen Marie Dollenger, brother, Franklin 'Kenneth' Dollenger and spouse Betsy, sister-in-law, Earla Dollenger, son, Robert William Dollenger, Jr., daughter, Betty Jane Van Stedum and her spouse, Kenneth, daughter, Arlene Marie Bryson and her spouse Jerry, grandsons, Thomas Vincent and William Craig Bryson, granddaughter, Jessica Dollenger Stickler and her spouse Kevin, granddaughters, Janelle Dollenger and Kelly and Stephanie Van Stedum as well as many 'like family' friends and his loyal canine companion, Roscoe Obdu Dollenger.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph Frederick and Elsie Mae Dollenger, sisters Elfriede Anna ('Elfreda') Meisenhalder, Thelma Lorraine Keesee and Elsie Mae Katherine Dollenger, his brother, Adolph Irvin ('Irv') Dollenger, and his sons, Richard Wayne and Mark Henry Dollenger.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, Maryland followed by a graveside service and interment at Little Britain Cemetery, Little Britain, Pennsylvania.

A time for reflection of memories and reception for family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 194, 338 East Main Street, Rising Sun, Maryland.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at New Destiny Worship Center, located at 2110 N. Hercules Avenue, Clearwater, Florida.