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Prasanna Mulgaonkar P
Prasanna Mulgaonkar
I had the privilege of working with Herb on the Army Science Board for many years. He was a true technologist, a great thinker, and always ready to do stuff for others. I am sorry to hear of his passing, and will remember him for ever. May he rest in well-deserved peace. --Prasanna Mulgaonkar
John Reese J
John Reese
I am so sorry to learn of Herb's passing. I worked with him on the Army Science Board for several years and consider him a great scientist and and brilliant individual. For sure, he is in a good place and helping many gain an appreciation for learning. I will keep the family in my prayers. I consider myself lucky to have known and associated with this good man. John Reese
Jerry Lane J
Jerry Lane
Joyce & Herb Jr. Sylvia and I send our deepest condolences to you and the family. I truly appreciated and will deeply miss Herb's true caring for his friends and employees. He always asked how I was doing? He really meant it. His support to the Nation's Defense over five + decades as a soldier , government civilian, defense volunteer was truly remarkable. I am so glad I had the opportunity to sit, share a meal and talk with Herb at the TARDEC Christmas party table last December, a great memory! Herb shared the early vision of mobile robotics and helped shape the vision and support the early program formation. His support to the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition over many years was outstanding even as he was ill, rain or shine. We will miss Herb at many of the defense gatherings but will always keep him in our thoughts & prayers! Jerry & Sylvia Lane
Mark Mikula M
Mark Mikula
Herb Jr- My condolences to you and the family. Your Father had a very rewarding and successful Professional Career, and I am glad to have known him during my career at TARDEC. Mark Mikula. Rochester Hills
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Dobbs, Herbert Hotaling, age 82 of Rochester Hills, March 20, 2014. Loving husband of Joyce for 60 years. Father of Herbert, Jr. (Kathy) Dobbs, Graeme Dobbs and the late Douglas Dobbs. Survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Herbert retired from the Army after 27 years of service with 2 years in the Senior Executive Service and 12 years on the Army Science Board. He was a member of the Professional Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Association of the United States Army, Served on the Industrial Advisory Board of Engineering Departments of Oakland University and Wayne State University. Actively encouraged middle school and high school students in MATHCOUNTS competitions and Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Funeral Service, Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester, The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials to the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Online guestbook

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Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI 48442, United States

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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Wayne State University, College of Education, Room 281, 42. W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48202, United States

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