Henry John Dombrink Sr.


Henry John Dombrink Sr.

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 30 Nov 1960 (aged 87)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Section 5; row 3, plot 3
Memorial ID 76305394 View Source
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Heinrich Johann Dombrink was born Herzebrock, Westphalia and immigrated to the US on the SS Normannia arriving New York 12 Jul 1895.

1960 Dec 01 Oakland Tribune, pg 8, Thursday

Funeral Rites Set Saturday For Stained-Glass Artist

Funeral services will be held Saturday for Henry John Dombrink Sr., 87 who brought the art of stained-glass window making in the Bay Area 60 years ago from his native Germany. He died yesteray after a brief illness.

Mr. Dombrink was owner of H. Dombrink Co., California's oldest art glass works, which he established here in 1900. Most of the stained-glass windows in Oakland were made at his plant, now at 2416 Market St.

Active in the firm until about a year ago, he then retired leaving the management to his two sons, William and Henry Jr.

Among the many buldings enhanced by the productsof his firm are the Chapel of Peace in Children's Fairland, completed in 1958, and St. Elizabeth's Church on 34th Ave.

A resident of 1919 34th Ave., Mr. Dombrink was a member of St. Peter and Paul Benevolent Society of San Francisco and the St. Francis Benevolent Socitye of this city.

Surviving are his sons, William, Henry Jr. and Richard Dombrink, all of Oakland; daughters, Mrs. Marie Petersen, of Oakland; and Mrs Louise Berger, San Jose; a brother Wilhelm Dombrink of Germany; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held agt 9:30 am Saturday from Clarence Cooper Mortuary, 1580 Fruitvale Ave. A Requiem Mass will be said at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Church, 1500 34th Ave.


1960 Dec 02 Oakland Tribune, pg 41, Friday

DOMBRINK, Henry John Sr., In Oakland, November 30, 1960, beloved husband of the late Louise Dombrink; loving father of William H., Henry J. Jr., and Richard S. Dombrink, Mrs Marie Petersen, Mrs. Louise Berger, and the late Joseph Dombrink; grandfather of Mary Ann, Patricia, Kathleen, John, Stephen and Marilyn Dombrink, Donald and Richard Petersen, Mrs. Joan Topolan, Mrs. Janet Campbell, Albert and Paul Berger and the late Henry Dombrink III; brother of Wilhelm Dombrink of Germany. A native of Germany; age 87 years. A member of the St. Peter's and Paul's Benevolent Society of San Francisco and St. Francis Benevolent Society of Oakland.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services Saturday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m. from Fruitvale chapel of the Clarence N. Cooper, Mortuaries, 1580 Fruitvale Avenue, thence to St. Elizabeth's Church, 1500 34th Avenue, where a Mass of Requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul, commencing at
10 a.m. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland. Recitation of the Rosary Friday at 8 p.m. (Phone KE 3-4114.) Parking are adjacent to chapel.

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Richard Stephen Dombrink

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