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Donald "Skip" Dolan


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Donald W. "Skip" Dolen

NEWARK: A funeral service for Donald W. "Skip" Dolen, 60 of Newark will be Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor Miriam Schreck officiating. Burial will be in Salem Church Cemetery, Sonora, Ohio.

Mr. Dolen died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Licking Memorial Hospital after a courageous two year battle with lung cancer. He was born October 15, 1952 in Zanesville.

Mr. Dolen was employed 25 years with Grief Brothers and recently for 9 years with Team Penske Trucking as a customer service representative. Mr. Dolen was always ready to help someone and never met a stranger. He enjoyed the outdoor activities of hunting, fishing, boating and target shooting. He raised a garden during the summer giving away most of his produce. He had driven stock cars when he was younger. Indoors he was happy playing cards, darts and dancing. He was a member of Teamsters Local # 413 and the NRA. He was a former member of the Druids and Eagles.

He is survived by his mother, Bernadine Inman of Newark; wife, Chris L. (Brennan) Dolen, whom he married May 24, 1975; sons Shawn W. Dolen and Krissy of Newark, Shane C. Dolen and Jessie of Newark; sisters, Sherry (Bill) Crouse of Newark, Patty Christian of Newark; brother, Chuck Brown of Newark; brothers in law, H. Gordon Brennan of Mt. Vernon, Mike Brennan of Newark; sisters-in-law, Marcie (John) Wolfle of Nashport, Heather (Dick)Rudbeck of Dadeville, Ala.; mother in-law, Christine Brennan of Newark; several nieces, nephews and his dog Koal.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jessie and Margaret Dolen, who raised him; two brothers, Terry Brown, George Dolen; father-in-law, H. Gordon Brennan; brother-in-law, Willard Christian; sisters in-law, Sarah Brennan and Emily Painter.

Calling hours will be observed Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the VENSIL & CHUTE FUNERAL HOME, 1850 W. Main Street, Newark.

The family requests memorial contributions in Skip's name be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 592 W. Main Street, Newark.

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Published in the Times Recorder on Mar. 9, 2013
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