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Robert Y. Dorwart

1933 to 2014


Robert Y. Dorwart, 79 of Scottsbluff, and former Sidney resident, passed away Saturday morning, November 23, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Fri., May 16, 2014 in the St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Art Faesser officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church or the Night of Hope walk for Cancer.

You may view Bob's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Robert's care and funeral arrangements.

Robert Yule Dorwart, the son of Thomas Yule and Virginia (Greene) Dorwart, was born on Dec. 25, 1933 at Philadelphia, Pa. Following the death of his mother Virginia, his father married Ellen Vaughn and she helped raise Bob and his siblings. Bob later graduated from Lexington High School and attended Creighton University before joining the United States Army and served in Germany. Following his military service Bob returned to Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Zoology. With a passion to attend Medical School, Bob returned to Germany and ended up traveling the world several times over. Bob resided in San Luis Obispo, Calif., for nearly twenty years. He married Mary Lewelling while in San Luis. After her death Bob made his home in Sidney for an additional twenty years. During the last seven years of his life, Bob lived in Scottsbluff.

Bob was an avid reader, enjoyed philosophy, traveling, was an accomplished baseball player in his younger years and held an associate membership of the Cheyenne County Sweet Corn Club.

Survivors include (1) brother: Tom Dorwart and wife Pat of Sidney; (1) sister: Suzanne Wolfe and husband (Tony) of San Luis Obispo, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas and Virginia and his step-mother: Ellen.


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