Rev. Robert Dombrowski

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rev. Robert Dombrowski, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Chicago, Ill., son of Alexander and Berniece (Gleniewicz) Dombrowski. He died on April 22 in Eureka Springs at the age of 74.

Rev. Dombrowski was a Priest of the Catholic faith. He was the Chaplin for the Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage and a Domestic Member of their community; an Advisor to the Circle of Nations Global Community; a cherished friend to the American Indian community; and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a decorated military veteran who retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service, during which time he served as a Chaplin for two wartime tours of Vietnam and a tour of Korea.

He is survived by his beloved adopted Perry family of 45 years, Carley Perry, Bob and Christine (Perry) Fogarty, Tom Perry, Rodney and Suzie (Perry) Wentz, John and Peggy (Perry) Two-Hawks, Jim and Becky Perry, Bonnie Mure, Luella Wood and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia (Dombrowski) Hoffman of Atlanta, Ga.; one nephew, Alexander and Ann Hoffman of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-nieces, Alexis and Stephanie Hoffman; numerous close friends; and community members around the world.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Dombrowski.

Funeral services were held on April 27 at St. Elizabeth Parrish Hall with Bishop Anthony Taylor officiating. Interment followed at the Little Portion Hermitage under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Little Portion Rebuilding Fund, 350 Carroll C.R. 248, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at .