Stanley P. Doleski, 95, of Bradford, passed away Sunday (Oct. 27, 2013) at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital in Olean.
Born Aug. 23, 1918, in Scranton, he was a son of the late Stanley P. and Stella Motylewski Doleski Sr. On Oct. 17, 1945, in Bradford, he married Florence "Babe" N. Osborne Doleski, who died Aug. 20, 2005.
Mr. Doleski was a proud veteran of World War II
. He entered the U.S. Army
in 1939 and served in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart
. He was honorably discharged in 1944.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Mr. Doleski worked at the Star Garage in the morning and then went to work Bovaird and Seyfang in the afternoon. He retired from Dresser Manufacturing. He continued his life-long passion of automobile repair. In his later years he became a great lawn mower mechanic. He enjoyed bowling, gardening and especially his Friday night fish fries.
Surviving is a daughter, Carol (Bob) Riddle of White, Ga.; five sons, Richard Doleski and Dale Doleski, both of Bradford, John Ickes of Tampa, Fla., Dave Ickes of Allegany, N.Y., and Gary Ickes of Summerdale, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister; three brothers; and a stepdaughter, Barbara Newton.
Family will be receiving friends in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Shriner's Hospital in Erie; St. Jude's Hospital; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com