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David Robert Lobley

December 14, 1959 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 62)


David Robert Lobley passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness caused by heart failure. Born on December 14, 1959, in Bangor, Maine, He was 62. Dave was a longtime resident of Rochester, Indiana.

He worked for 29 years at Innovative Composites, Rochester, Indiana. He and Phil Connolly started the company, which designs and manufactures resin transfer molding for products such as sewage tank covers. Dave was vice president of engineering, managing the technical and production aspects, while Phil handled the business side. The company has grown steadily over the years.

            Phil says He and Dave played a lot of golf and attended a lot of races over the years, as well as building the business.

Dave lived a number of places as a child, from Maine to Ohio to New Hampshire to Connecticut to Newport, Rhode Island. In Newport, he attended the New School through ninth grade. He finished high school at Kents Hill School in Maine.

A lifelong athlete, he excelled at basketball and soccer. Visiting Moscow and Helsinki as a student in a basketball cultural exchange. He was memorialized in the press as the first, with his colleagues, to play Frisbee in Red Square.

As an adult, he was an avid golfer. He and close friend, Dan Connolly, traveled around the Eastern U.S. seeking new golf course challenges. Dave also enjoyed fishing, especially fly fishing in Northern Maine.

Dave had an innate sense of how things worked and amazed family and friends by his ability to put things together with no directions or to repair them to their former state. This ability helped him succeed at his career.

David leaves his partner of 30 years, Norma Jean “Jeannie” Kimberlin, Rochester, Indiana, and her two children, Terry and Amanda and grandson Christian; his mother, Caroline Perkins of Florida; two brothers, John Lobley of New York and Joe Lobley of Maine, and their families, as well as a maternal uncle and aunt, John and Linda Perkins of Maine. He also leaves four stepsisters, Rebecca, Jessica, Cecily and Barbara Brainard and a stepbrother, John Brainard.

Everyone who knew David appreciated his sense of humor and kind heartedness.

He will be missed and will always be in the hearts of those who love him.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at


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