Gerald Parker (Jerry) Dolan
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Gerald Parker (Jerry) Dolan, residing in both Plano, TX and Whiting, NJ, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. He was born on Feb. 4, 1943 to the late James and Evelyn Dolan. Jerry grew up in Ridgefield Park and Bogota, NJ and followed his brother to Texas in the mid 70's. He is an U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Verizon (GTE). Jerry was an active member of the Dallas Safari Club, volunteering for their youth outdoor education program (Dallas Ecological Foundation). He enjoyed traveling all over the world, hunting, fishing, reading and playing poker. Jerry was a much loved Uncle, Great-Uncle and Brother. He is survived by his brother, James Dolan and wife Margaret (Peggy); nieces, Debra Stinson and companion Jeff Saunders, and Kelly Thomas and husband Patrick; nephew, James (Jamie) Dolan and wife Donni, great-nephews, Ryan Stinson and Patrick Thomas; and great-nieces, Megan Dolan and Erin Thomas. He also leaves behind Jeff's son, Robbie and Jerry's special friend, Ursula Schnell and her loving family in NJ along with many dear friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 30 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting, NJ 08759. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dallas Ecological Foundation, 13709 Gamma Road, Dallas, TX 75244, 940-465-0366, firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Ocean County Cremation Service, Toms River.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 22, 2013