Richard J. "Rich" Dobrowolski Obituary

Richard J.
Richard J. "Rich" Dobrowolski

August 27, 1929 - December 12, 2018
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey
Resided in Somerville, New Jersey



Richard J. “Rich” Dobrowolski

89, died December 12, 2018.

Rich was born and raised in Jersey City, and resided in Somerville since 1962. He graduated from New York University in 1957 with a BS degree in Business Marketing and Management. Rich was employed as a District Manager at Skil Corporation managing the NJ/NY region for over 36 years, retiring in 1995. He was named Salesman of the Year in the USA twice. He was a founding member of the Somerset Valley Players Community Theater, and acted, directed and produced many productions. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville and was one of the first Lectors. Rich was a member of the American Legion Post 12, the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 and a 3Rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, Rich enjoyed sailing, gardening, woodworking and was an avid golfer. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his brother Raymond Dobrowolski who passed away in 2008 and a son in law Bert Hunsicker in 2011.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years Elizabeth, two sons Gerard and wife Ann and Martin and wife Joy, two daughters Bernadette Hunsicker and Thea Jones and husband Thomas, and four grandchildren Abigail, Jake, Luke, and Spencer.

Prayers will be said 9am Monday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by a 10am mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave, Somerville. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater.

Visitation will be 1-5pm Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Somerville Rescue Squad, 26 Park Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876. To send condolences, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Sunday, December 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
35 Mountain Ave
Somerville, NJ 08876
Monday, December 17, 2018
10:00 AM
St. Bernard Cemetery
551 State Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Monday, December 17, 2018


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