Obituary of Arthur Robert Obrenski
On April 6, 2019, Arthur "Art" Obrenski, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 80.
Art was best known as the homefry-flipping operator of Art & Dot's 10 Acre Coffee Shop on Route 9 in Galloway, where regulars and one-time visitors alike enjoyed the best breakfast food in South Jersey for 27 years, served with love by Dorothy "Dot" Obrenski, Art's wife and best friend. Regulars knew the best seat in the house was at the counter, where once the morning rush subsided, Art might wipe his hands on his apron and say, "I've got a story for you."
Art served his stories with wisdom and good humor. Most of them were anecdotes from his full, happy life, which began on the South Side of Chicago on October 5, 1938, but took a new turn on the Battleship USS Gainard, where he served in the United States Navy. Art found his heart and home in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where he and Dot raised their three children, and later hosted their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all whom agree that their Pop-pop was everything a grandkid could want: proud, wise, loving, and a giver of great hugs and silly jokes.
Art loved to travel, golf, and fish, and is surely reeling in largemouth bass with his many old friends on a lake where the sun is just about to rise and the beer is always cold.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; his children, Linda Wright (Ken), Stephen Thomas (Beth), Janice Russ (John), and Rhonda Obrenski; his seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Art's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
304 Shore Road
Somers Point, New Jersey 08244