Anthony Lee "Frosted Flakes" Dobson

Friday, June 29, 2001

Anthony Lee  "Frosted Flakes"  Dobson

Born: July 29th, 1945
San Diego, California

Died: June 29th, 2001
Seattle, Washington

Funeral Mass for Anthony L, Dobson will be celebrated July 5, 2001 at 1:00pm at St. Joseph of Cupertino Catholic Church, NAS Whidbey Island with CDR. Jerome C. Kienzle, CHC, USNR Celebrant. Cremation will follow with private family inurnment at a later date.

Anthony Lee “Tony” Dobson, age 55, died June 29, 2001 at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle from injuries sustained in a tree cutting accident. He was born July 29, 1945 in San Diego, California to Kenneth L. and Bridget (Ceravolo) Dobson. He was raised in a Navy family and followed his father’s military career to Kodiak, Alaska; Bremerton; and Seattle; Oakland; and Pleasanton; California; Astoria, Oregon, Groton, Connecticut; Cape May, New Jersey and Seattle.

Tony graduated from Blanchet High School, Seattle in 1964 and went on to Seattle University, receiving his Bachelors Degree in Biology. During his tenure at Seattle University, Tony was an active member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). He enlisted in the U. S. Navy and received his commission. He was trained as a flight navigator, guided missile and aviation warfare specialist. His naval career took him to Pensacola, Florida, two tours in Guam, California, and Washington. He also flew with the P-3 community as a typhoon research chase team. He received certification as a human resources officer and his final tour of duty was Director of Family Services Center, Bangor, Washington.

Mr. Dobson left the Navy as a LCDR with twenty years of active service. He worked for a small marine manufacturing firm and then accepted a position as a Community Corrections Officer with the Washington State Department of Corrections. He worked in the Poulsbo area and in 1992, transferred to Oak Harbor.
Tony is a member of the Whidbey Island Naval Sailing Association, the Whidbey Island Super Hash House Harriers running club, where he is also known at “Frosted Flake”. He loved sailing on his boat, the Celestial Sea. He enjoyed hiking, running and scuba diving. He was married to Evelyn Lee Nelson in Oak Harbor on August 15, 1998.

Mr. Dobson is survived by his wife Evelyn at the family home, Oak Harbor; by his parents Kenneth L. and Bridget Dobson of Seattle; one son Anthony J. Dobson with the U. S. Navy, Pensacola, Florida and one daughter Lara Sirois and husband Jon of Seattle. He is also survived by three brothers Ralph Paul Dobson and wife Sharon of Mill Creek, WA; Kenneth L. Dobson, Jr. and wife Jody of Everett, WA; Bernard R. Dobson and wife Marti of Seattle and one sister Teresa Dobson Eidsmoe and husband Bill of Bothell, WA. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorials may be made to Island County Fire District 2, 2720 N. Heller Road, Oak Harbor, WA or the Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Scholarship Fund, 1900 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor.

Cards and flowers may be sent to:

Evelyn Dobson
4939 N. Cascade Place
Oak Harbor, WA 98277


Donations may be sent to:

Island County Fire District #2
2720 N. Heller Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277


Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Scholarship Fund
1900 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA 98277