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“I just learned that Bill passed - he was a long time friend/coworker of mine and later he handled the payroll for my company. He was the most honest...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Matt Maxemow - Union City, NJ

“Dear Zach & Dobrowski Family, With deep and heartfelt sympathy, may it help to know we understand and send love, faith, and strength to you and your...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: T. Browning - Jersey City, NJ

“We feel privileged to have known Bill since our days in Piscataway and will miss him deeply. We offer our condolences, prayers and sympathy to Elaine...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ray Roginski - Voorhees, NJ

“Dear Elaine, Mary and I send our sympathies to you and your children. It was about 46 years ago that I and Tony, and Bill G. played touch...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Heer - Fort Collins, CO

“John, I will never forget the great touch football games together and you as my Tight End I could always depend on. God bless your family. Tony...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tony Nardini - Jersey City, NJ

“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful man and always such a great help. I will miss him. My thoughts are with you in this time of...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Melissa Logan - Dunellen, NJ

“So sad to hear this news. Mary Ann and John thought very highly of him (Mom and Dad) and I know he will be missed. We are blessed to have known him...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Anne Schmidt - Middletown, RI

“Dear Elaine, Zach and Christianna, I am so sorry that your dear Bill and Dad has died. He put up a valiant fight for so long. I know you will...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Martha Reading - North Plainfield, NJ

“Elaine, Zach and Christiana -- We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Cindy, George, Dylan and Rylee ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy Ogden - Newtown, PA

“Dear Elaine, our thoughts and prayer are with you and your loved ones. May the peace of the Lord give you strength in this difficult time. Always...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Joel & Dinora La Torre - NJ

“You are in my thoughts...peace. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Schwartz - Edison, NJ

“You are in my thoughts...peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Schwartz - Edison, NJ

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. May God give you strength and cradle you in His arms. Dale L. Ofei-Ayisi and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dale L Ofei Ayisi - Edison, NJ


William John Dobrowski, age 61, of Piscataway, NJ, died on Monday, November 25, 2013. Alternately called "Bill" or "Johnnie" by friends and family, he was born in Jersey City and grew up there and in Teaneck, NJ. He attended Hudson Catholic High School, and was later awarded a scholarship to Rutgers University, where his academic interests included the sciences, history and politics. At a later point, he attended the Rutgers Graduate School of Management and Labor Studies, where he completed a year of graduate study. Industrious and responsible, Bill began working for the US Postal Service in his late teens and continued there throughout and beyond his college years. Taking the leap from the federal government to the private sector, he joined the team of Pomerantz Personnel in 1982. Initially a staffing recruiter, he continued on to become a Corporate Sales Manager and Trainer. He enjoyed many years of personal and professional growth at Pomerantz where his sense of humor and enthusiasm where appreciated by his colleagues. After 25 years with Pomerantz, Bill began his own business, TalentWorx, where he used his years of experience to continue in the staffing industry. Bill met his wife Elaine during the period they both worked for the postal service in 1979. They married in 1981, adopted their son, Zach, in 1988, and their daughter, Christianna, in 1993. Bill and Elaine shared a love of nature and began backpacking together in the Adirondacks soon after they met, and continued the tradition of Adirondack camping and hiking with their children and friends throughout their lives. They expanded their family travels, particularly to national parks around the country. Bill was also devoted to his family, who are numerous. In addition to his wife and children, he cared deeply for his 3 older sisters, Joyce, Margie and Fran, his mother, Marjorie, and his 3 brothers in law. He enjoyed his 9 nieces and nephews, and was committed to Helen and Ted, his mother and father in law, now deceased. An extended network of friends and family were an on-going part of his life. He was a skilled home repair technician, an active father, and a financial expert. He enjoyed gardening, running, chess and music. Bill will especially be remembered for his understated character, his intellectual curiosity and respectful demeanor, his gentle spirit and sense of humor, and his kindness. He is most proud of his children, Zach and Christianna, and would say that it has been a blessing to make a difference in the course of their lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Ships International via Elaine Kopreski. To send your condolences to the Dobrowski family, please sign our online guest book.

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