Obituary of Helen Dobmeier
DOBMEIER - Helen
November 14, 1917 - October 24,
2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert
M. Dobmeier Sr.; devoted mother
of Robert Jr. (the late Peggy) and
Linda (fiancé William O’Loughlin);
grandmother of Mary (John) Jordan,
Anne, and Robert Dobmeier III;
great-grandmother of Wyatt Jordan.
Predeceased by her brothers Alois and
Karl Muehlbauer. Helen was the cofounder
of Dobmeier Janitor Supply,
Inc., where she worked into her nineties.
Longtime member of the Buffalo Canoe
Club, Twentieth Century Club, and the
Buffalo Yacht Club. Friends may call
on Thursday and Friday from 4:00-
8:00 pm at the JOHN E. ROBERTS
FUNERAL HOME (Amherst Chapel),
280 Grover Cleveland Hwy (at Bailey
Ave). A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30
AM, from St. Benedict’s R.C. Church,
please assemble at church. If desired
donations may be made to Canisius
College Commemorative Scholarship
Fund, 2001 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14208
or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation,
Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY
14263. Share online condolences
Helen Dobmeier/Muelhbauer- Business Woman
A mass of Christian Burial for Helen Dobmeier 99 of Eggertsville will be held Saturday October 28th at St. Benedicts 1317 Eggert Road at Main Street, Eggertsville.
Just three weeks short of 100 she was born November 14, 1917 in her father’s grocery store on Walden Avenue. Her family later moved to 388 Genesee St where they established Muehlbauer Bakery. Her father was President of the NY State Bakers Association. Helen was an accomplished baker herself and known for cake decorating skills.
Helen graduated in a class of 10 from St. Mary’s Seminary high school on Franklin St. where it is believed that she was the oldest living alumna. She went on to graduate from Chown School of Business at 703 Main St. Buffalo. She was immediately hired by Keystone Chromium Co. on Niagara St. Keystone was a plating company engaged in defense work. She soon became office manager and learned how to run a business from her bosses.
She married Robert Dobmeier on Thanksgiving Day 1940. Bob would spend 40 continuous months in the Army in England and the European Theater before returning in 1945. Helen and Bob co-founded Dobmeier Janitor Supply in 1950 in their home. They incorporated in 1955 and moved the business to 354 Englewood Ave, its present location. Helen was the office manager and her husband the outside salesman. In the 1970’s son Robert and in the 1980’s daughter Linda joined the business.
Helen and her husband were active with the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce visiting and hosting guest from Kanazawa, Japan our sister city. Helen travelled extensively on cruises with her husband and grandchildren. She loved visiting Germany where many of her relatives still live. She served as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Kenmore Public Library. She was a Regent at Canisius College , member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Buffalo Yacht Club, the Buffalo Canoe Club, and one of the last surviving members of Fleet 0-1. She learned to play bridge at age 87 and enjoyed the challenge and companionship.
Helen was devoted to her husband Robert who died in 2003. She was a proud grandmother of Mary, Anne and Robert III and great grandmother of Wyatt.