Donald Gene Dolan
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age 79, passed away on Friday June 6, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. He was born in Buffalo, Ohio on Dec. 23, 1934 to Mike and Barbara (Trott) Dolan. Don was an U.S. Army Veteran and was stationed in Korea from 1955-57. He retired from the Dyneer Corp. after 30 years of service and then went on to own and operate Dolan's Pub for 18 years. Don was a member of Zion Lutheran Church on Raff Rd. and was inducted into the Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a loving spouse, father, grandfather, son and a caring friend to many. Don had a wonderful sense of humor and saw the best in everyone.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Rosemarie Dolan in 2012. Surviving are three children, Barbara (Matt) Young, Patricia (Jim) Fricker, and David (Maureen) Dolan; six grandchildren, Andrew Dolan, Morgan Dolan, Raquel Fricker, Landon Fricker, Abby Young, and Matthew Young. The family would like to give a special thanks to Don's home therapists and caregivers, Mary Jane and Pam, as well as Dr. Ronald Shubert.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Don's memory to Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodland Ave NW, Canton OH, 44718.
Published in The Repository on June 7, 2014