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Ruth Marie Dobrez - 90

Cassopolis, MI

Dobrez, Ruth Marie née Monks of Cassopolis, Mich., formerly of Homewood, Ill., age 90, passed peacefully on October 8, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Dobrez who was the love of her life. Devoted mother of Richard (Cindy) Dobrez, Deborah Poorman, Cheryl (David) Blakemore, Sandra (Steve) Frieburger, Michael (Tawauna) Dobrez and Tammy (Scott) Ferlisi. Proud and silly grandmother of Deric (Bri) and Brett (Courtney) Poorman, Kimberly and Kathryn Dobrez, David (Ashley), Blake (Haylei), and Carley (Nicholas) Blakemore, Emily, Christian, and Nicholas Freiburger, and Abby Dobrez. She was preceded in death by 11 siblings. Aunt Ruthie was a favorite to many nieces and nephews and a loyal friend of many. A life-long member of the Catholic Church, she lived her faith to its fullest. With a twinkle in her Irish blue eyes, she’d say, “I’ll see you in church if the windows are clean.” Visitation Fri. Oct. 13 4-8 p.m. at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights. Funeral mass Sat. Oct. 14, 1 p.m. St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 17951 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL. Interment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 S Cottage Grove Ave, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials directed to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Shady Oaks Camp for People with Disabilities, Ill. For further service information contact 708-481-9230 or

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