Edward A. Dobson

06/10/1957 - 11/10/2022


Obituary For Edward A. Dobson

Edward A. Dobson June 10, 1957 - Nov. 10, 2022

Edward A. Dobson, 65, Altoona, passed away peacefully Thursday morning at his residence. He was born in Mechanicsburg, son of the late Henry Edward and Yvonne May (Buczeskie) Dobson. On February 17, 1990, he married Pauline Beamer in Camp Hill, PA. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Pauline of Altoona; an aunt, Mary Buczeskie of Altoona; father-in-law, Richard Beamer of Arendtsville; and sister-in-law, Melinda Beamer of Altoona. Edward was a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown as a geologist. After college he worked at Benetek Engineering in Camp Hill. He retired as the President of Mountain Research in 2012 after 24 years of service. Edward was a member of Altoona Sunrise Rotary, Altoona Corvette Club, New Mexico Geology Society, the Laurel Highlands American Wine Society and the Presidents Forum of Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Local Emergency Planning Committee and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. Ed enjoyed traveling the world, rock hunting, playing with his Siberian Husky, Mishka, enjoying great wine with friends, and driving his corvette. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will directly follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Tim Bartholomew officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to The Rotary Foundation at or by phone at 1-866-976-8279. Checks can be mailed to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collection Center Drive, Chicago IL 60693 In memory of Edward A Dobson D-7360 Altoona Sunrise Rotary. Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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  • 11/13/2022

    No one could ever have had a more wonderful brother-in-law. Ed was the most generous man who took care of both his family and Polly's family without question. My promise to you Ed is that I will always look out for and take care of the love of your life, Polly. I love you and will greatly miss you. Will see you when Heaven calls me. Lindy

  • 11/12/2022

    Ed was a wonderful caring and witty gentleman who we were honored to call a friend. We will miss his "dry" sense of humor. May Polly and Ed's family hold fond memories of their lives with him. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you all. Patricia Savage and Roger Johnson

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