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Feb 10th

Dorii Gbolo, Open Cities Health Center CEO, dies

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w doriiDorii Michelle Gbolo (Lucas), 56

Dorii Gbolo died peacefully at home with her family by her side in St. Paul, MN on June 30, 2012. 

Gbolo, CEO of Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) in St. Paul, was born in Danville, IL and relocated to Minnesota in 1974.

She found and embraced her career and life’s passion as the Clinical Nurse Manager with Open Cities Health Center.  Her outstanding qualities and medical skills earned her the position of Director of Clinical Programs. OCHC realized her commitment and dedication to provide excellent healthcare services to St. Paul’s inner city and offered her the position of CEO in 2005.

Dorii Gbolo dedicated her life to serving others through her tireless community outreach efforts providing healthcare, education, and services.  River of Life Christian Center was paramount in her life and the catalyst for giving of herself. She served as a mother to all children that passed through her life and she had a strong belief in family values. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, William Gbolo; father, George Lucas; mother, Marlene Davis; brother, Rory Lucas; sister, Bettye Granger; eleven children, Stanley, Tiankay, Simone, Bono, Prince, Dorthy, Simeon, William, Malakie, Grace, Deiah and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the River of Life Christian Center - 739 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 on Friday July 6, 2012, 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 9 – 9:50 a.m. Homegoing Services will be held immediately after on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome monetary donations. Send to: Ms. Simone Gbolo, c/o River of Life Christian Church, 739 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.  The Gbolo family would like to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers.


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