Konrad Willard Dobrott

Published 8:48 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Konrad Willard Dobrott, 52, of Smithfield, died peacefully at home on Jan. 23, 2017.

He was born Oct. 19, 1964 in New York, NY. When he was 7, Kon’s family moved to La Jolla, Calif., where he discovered his first love, surfing. He used to joke about wanting to die being eaten by a shark, because at least that would mean he was out surfing, and his buddies would have such a great story to tell. That was Konrad — fearless, funny and always looking out for his friends. The shark that eventually got him was cancer, and what a story he has left to inspire us all. It begins here: http://www.accesshealth.tv/taking-aim-and-fighting-back-oncolytic-immunotherapy/

Kon loved to travel, hike, eat, laugh and he never met a stranger. He gave the best hugs, and he always smelled so good when he did. Founder of “Well-Dressed Wednesdays,” he worked for Cost Plus World Market for more than 16 years; most recently as a network analyst for their distribution center in Windsor. He loved his family there, and made many lasting friendships.

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 He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Lisa Dobrott; parents, Donald and Sherrie Dobrott of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Gretchen Dobrott (German Gómez) of Madrid, Spain, and Heidi Dobrott (José Antonio Orellana) of San Francisco. He was adored by his nephew and nieces, as well as by Lisa’s mother, sisters and extended family.
At Konrad’s request, no service will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to the UT Knoxville Medical Center’s Cancer Institute or to Personal Touch Hospice of Virginia. Condolences may be posted on www.parrfuneralhome.com.