Erle F. Dobson, 88

Erle F. Dobson, 88, of Frankford, Del., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at home.

Dobson retired from Chrysler after 33 years and had worked for Seaside Hobbies in Ocean View, Del. He was a member of Nur Temple Shrine Club/Ritual Unit, St. Johns Masonic Lodge and the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club.

Dobson was preceded in death by a son, Erle Frederick Dobson. He is survived by his wife, Thelma (Jones) Dobson of Frankford; a daughter, Sharon Lysinger and her husband, William Lysinger Jr., also of Frankford; a sister, Elizabeth Matthews of Frankford; a daughter-in- law, Karen Dobson of New Castle, Del.; five grandchildren, William Lysinger III and his spouse, Teri, Brandon Lysinger and his spouse, Kelly, Karen Lysinger, Danika Teller and her spouse, Rhett, and Zachary Dobson; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services and burial were to be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Delaware Seaside Railroad Club; P.O. Box 479; Ocean View, DE 19970. Condolences may be sent online at