Theodore Dobias
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Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.
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Chris Revere NYMA '78-'83

I came to NYMA in 7th grade, so obviously my first stop was G Company and Maj. He was a bit of an intimidating presence (although Mr. Wortmann took first prize) but in time (and I guess in retrospect) you understood his intentions - to make you a better person and be part of something bigger than yourself - a team. And once you got with "the program" and earned his trust Maj was a sweetheart of a guy, with a wry sense of humor and unconditional support. Fast forward to 2003, when I returned to NYMA for 20th reunion. First off - he remembered who I was, which amazed me considering the thousands of cadets he encountered through his many years at NYMA. But what sticks with me to this day is he asked me to be the standard bearer for the Alumni Corps of Cadets during the parade ("I'm not worthy," I thought). As we were standing on the parade field he whispered to me "Revere - this is a special place and I know how much it means to you being back here." I was speechless. But in my mind I was transported back some 20 plus years and it made me smile to recall so many wonderful memories. And just writing this note and recalling memories of Maj made me smile again. Thanks Maj. My condolences to the Dobias family and may God Bless this wonderful man.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 5:33 pm
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