Frank Dollivar, 87, a resident of the VA Medical Center, passed away Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot following a brief illness. A resident of Erie most of his life he was born in Steubenville, Ohio on February 14, 1925. Frank was a decorated war veteran who served with the Infantry Combat Engineers in the United States Army during World War II with General Patton's Third Army. He originally worked with the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit and the Stanley Aviation Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. and Denver, Colo. Most recently he worked with the Kerner Tool and Die Co. for over 20 years before retiring in 1980. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rose M. Battaglia Dollivar; three brothers, Edward, Chester, and Louis Dollivar; and three sisters, Gladys Dollivar, Steffany Gawlinski, and Adeline Fayak. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Sheldon of Topeka, Kan., Patricia Firster and her husband Donald of Erie, and Beverly McClinton and her husband Calvin of Woodbridge, Va.; one son, Frank A. Dollivar and his wife Sue of McKean; five grandchildren, Jackie, Diana, Calvin, Matt, and Emily; four great-grandchildren, Alex, Keon, Sam, and Lilyan; and many nieces and nephews, including Dorothy Dollivar. Calling hours will not be observed and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the VA Medical Center Special Purpose Fund, 135 East 38th St., Erie, 16504 or a
. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com to sign the Book of Memories. Funeral arrangements were made by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, Erie, 16504
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 7, 2013