Cecil L. Dobbins, 97, of Akron, died January 9, 2020.
He was born on September 16, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. During World War II, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in India.
He is a graduate of Fenn College and completed coursework for an EdD in Adult Education at Indiana University. He spent 30 years in college administration at Fenn College, Baldwin Wallace College and the University of Akron.
At age 55, Cecil started his own business, Alpine Adventure Trails Tours, and for 20 years led moderate, optional length, day hiking tours in the Swiss Alps.
He was a frequent and active world traveler. He was a member of many hiking clubs and special interest groups including photography, computing, investing, engineering and environmental clubs. Cecil was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church.
He is predeceased by sister, Edith E. (Schmechel); mother, E. Valeria; and father, H. Clinton Dobbins. Survivors include wife, Joanne (Greene); two children, June and Kent (Pamela); four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A notice announcing a memorial service celebrating Cecil’s life will appear in early May. Services in care of The Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory, 85 N. Miller Road, Akron, OH 44333. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel)
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