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Aug. 2, 1929-Dec. 23, 2012. Elmer "Bill" Bolla, 83, the best dad ever, who resided in Southgate, MI and Palm Coast, FL, passed away at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, FL on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Bill has joined his best friend and beautiful bride of 59 years, Dorothy, in Heaven. Born in Detroit, MI, son of Joseph and Margaret Bolla, also preceded in death by his parents and his sister Irene Moritz. Survived by his siblings: Robert J. Bolla, Margaret Gondek, and Betty A. Herrick; children: Theresa Owen (Alan), Richard Bolla (Susan), Cathy Goyer, Karen Clark (Mark), Alan Bolla (Kimberly), Lorraine Bolla, Nancy Bolla, Maureen Colasanti (Joseph); grandchildren: Natalie Thakurdin, Nicholas Goyer, Rebecca Owen, Neil Goyer, Mark Clark Jr., Dana Wadzinski, Alison Greenlee, Joseph Bolla, Kaitlyn Bolla, Joshua Bolla, Stephanie Colasanti, Renee Pronko, Bridget Bolla, Anthony and Samuel Colasanti; and great-grandchildren: Alex Owen, Violet Gates, Justin Roberts, Jacob Crysler, Jenna Roberts, Rowen Thakurdin, Grace Wadzinski; and three more upcoming great-grandchildren. Married his grade school sweetheart, Dorothy Pero, on 10-3-1953. Worked at McLouth Steel in Trenton, MI for 30 years. He was an active member of the Friends of the Library of Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast, FL, serving on the Executive Board and acting as chair of the Brick Paver committee. He performed countless hours of volunteer service at the library including working on the automation project and assisting at programs and book sales. He will be missed by all of his friends at the library who thought of him as family. He was also active in the Michigan Club and the Moose Club in Michigan and Florida. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and programs at the Flagler Auditorium. A celebration of Bill's life will take place at a future date. Memorial Donations in his name may be made to the Friends of the Library of Flagler County, P.O. Box 353344, Palm Coast, FL 32135-3344, or Florida Hospital HospiceCare, 150 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164. All arrangements are under the careful direction of the Lohman Funeral Home Palm Coast, 220 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW, Palm Coast. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.Lohmanfuneralhomes.com.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 30, 2012
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