Dolores M. Pogrebniak

December 7, 1935 - July 2, 2017

Dolores Mary Pogrebniak, 81, a Cape Coral, Florida, resident for the last 20 years, formerly of Alligator Point, FL, and Birmingham, MI, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Ft. Myers, FL. She was born December 7, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Edward and Nona Gleich, now deceased.

Dolores was of Eastern Orthodox Christian faith. As the first graduate of the Army Student Nurse Program, she received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army upon completing her degree in nursing. She graduated from South Dakota State University in top 5% of her class, earning an Honors designation. Dolores enjoyed dancing, reading, and playing mah-jongg with her friends. Her leisure travel included trips to Vietnam, China, Qatar, and the Panama Canal. She was an independent Arbonne consultant and a member of the Lee Republican Women’s Club, the Elks Lodge of Cape Coral, and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her two children, Alexander Pogrebniak, MD and his wife, Diane of Lexington, SC, and Helen Pass, MD and her husband Harvey Pass, MD of Bronxville, New York; a brother, Alden Gleich and his wife Jan of Bremerton, Washington; a brother- in-law, Stan Newton of Mission Viejo, CA; as well as five grandchildren, Katherine, Elizabeth, Alexander, Jr., Eric, and Alexandra.

In addition to her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Pogrebniak, in 1992; as well as a sister, Carol Newton.

Funeral services were be held 1:00 pm Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, 178 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472 with burial immediately following in the St. Tikhon’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dolores may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care in Florida.

Jenkins Funeral Home, Waymart, is entrusted with final care in Pennsylvania.


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