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DOSSIN ROBERT M. Age 87. Passed away April 2, 2011. Born in Detroit, Robert moved to Florida in 1979 from Grosse Pointe. A veteran of the US Army, he was a founding member of the Dossin Great Lakes Maritime Museum in Detroit. Robert was also a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit Historical Society, Masonic Temple, Northeast Detroit Lions Club, Grosse Pointe Lions Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, and St. James Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe. He is survived by his loving daughters Dianne Dossin-Ruth (Delbert), Denise Dossin-Shanahan and grandchildren Philip (Rebecca) Nader III, Nicole Nader, Ryan Shanahan, and Brady Shanahan. Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife Francine and son Roy Dossin II. A service for Robert was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was interred next to his wife at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum c/o the Detroit Historical Society, 100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207. Online guestbook at

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