Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Carl Dobrich, Ret. Asst. Deputy Supt. CPD

Passed away on June 23, 2019

Carl Dobrich, Ret. Asst. Dept. Supt. CPD, age 89, late of Orland Park, formerly of South Chicago, passed away June 23, 2019.  Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (nee Cuzella).  Loving father of Carl J. (Katherine) Dobrich, Ret. ISP and Michael Dobrich.  Devoted grandfather of Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah and Michael.  Dearest brother of the late Gloria (late Jack, Ret. CPD) Stibich, late Catherine “Jeanie” (Philip) Bloom and late Elaine Graan.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  Visitation Friday, June 28, 2019 DIRECTLY AT Sacred Heart Croatian Church, 2864 E. 96th St., Chicago, IL 60617 from 9am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am.  Interment St. Mary Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  773-731-2749  www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral Mass:
Sacred Heart Croatian Church
2864 E. 96th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:30 am

St. Mary Cemetery
87th and Hamlin
Evergreen Park, Illinois 60805

Memorial Contributions:

Please omit flowers.

Visitation Location

Sacred Heart Croatian Church
2864 E. 96th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617

Visitation Information

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:00 am until 10:30 am

"My Condolences to Dobrich family , Carl and his family. Mike and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. "
- George Yekich
June 27, 2019 10:27 am

"The ADS was the best example to young Police Officers, always a crisp uniform, proper decorum, physically fit, running across the 95th st bridge for exercise and always checking on those of us working the midnight shift when he encountered us doing Police work on the street. "
- Herman Wallace
June 27, 2019 7:19 pm

"I met Carl in 1977. In the subsequent years, he selected me to be his Aide during significant events such as the Papal Visit of St. John Paul in 1978. Carl had the responsibility for Holy Name Cathedral and the Cardinal's residence where the Pope stayed. I was with him during the years he had the command responsibility at the annual Chicago Fest. He had the ability to command and also be concerned for the well being of those who served under him. His leadership style was one that I tried to emulate in subsequent years. He steady calm demeanor remained the same no matter how complex and tense the situation. We were not only co-workers, but friends. During my career's variety of assignments, Carl was a mentor with whom I could always discuss issues and ask for advice. My wife and I stayed with Carl and Sylvia at their retirement home in Montello, Wisconsin, where they created a beautiful antique store in a home they converted on a main road though this quaint community. They both thoroughly enjoyed that portion of their lives. Carl could not believe the demand for antiques which required him to make frequent buying trips. Some years later, when he was living in his condo, I sent him an app called "Jukebox" which contained multiple musical selections for each year in the 50's and 60's. He called me and excitedly said that he enjoyed the music so much that he opened his windows so that others could also hear it. I am lucky that Carl came into my life as a co-worker, mentor and friend. My deepest condolences to the Dobrich Family. Tom Sadler, Sister Bay, WI."
- Thomas Sadler
July 2, 2019 10:21 am

Candles Lit
"You have your place in heaven. You were always a gentleman and a great down to earth policeman. You were one of a kind. "
- Richard & Annette Mierniczak
June 23, 2019 9:06 pm

"May you rest in peace and the Lord be with you."
- Pete and Sharon Cermak
June 25, 2019 6:49 pm

"So sorry for your loss Carl and Michael. God bless "
- Sonja Tudor
June 27, 2019 3:44 pm