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DOLAN JINI May 27, 1950 to June 3, 2011 Jini was born in Boston, MA and raised in Cardiff by the Sea, CA. She attended SDSU, worked in Public Relations, founded a cleaning business and was Executive Director of the Mid-Cities Christian Service Organization. Jini was active in her church, and sang in the choir. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Lemon Grove on Saturday, July 23rd, at 2 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow the Service at the Church Hall.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jul. 10, 2011.
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July 4, 2013
We also met Jini on a cruise, repositioning from Hawaii to Vancouver. We had a great time with Jini and we also will never forget her. What a lady, it's hard to believe that she faded into the sunset rather than being on a world cruise.
Al and Dianne, Calgary AB
July 4, 2013
Annie Ann
July 4, 2013
Jini Dolan
July 4, 2013
Jini Dolan
August 18, 2012
I worked for Jini in 1981. A very sweet and caring person!! You will be missed! Jodie
August 12, 2011
Jini and her beloved Joe at Anthony's
August 11, 2011
Jini's Daisy
August 11, 2011
Jini's Bella and Coco
August 11, 2011
Jini' sweet Shelby
August 11, 2011
August 2, 2011
I married Jini 30 years ago yesterday. There was no doubt that Jini had a magnetic personality. Jini always lived her life on purpose, she did what she said she was going to do and tried to treat everyone she dealt with in a fair and equal manner. She had the respect of the people she worked with. Jini felt that the life was to meant to be joyful. Her life was truly an inspiration to many of us. I miss her a lot. Tee.
Tom Dolan
July 28, 2011
My wife and I met Jini on a cruise to Hawaii. She was a tablemate. We thought that she was fun and a great human being. We can't afford to lose people like her. God rest your soul,Jini.
Cliff and Joan Hassell
Cliff and Joan Hassell
July 27, 2011
To the family of Ms. Jini Dolan. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. I met her 3 years ago (almost) when we were on a cruise together with my best friend Tonia Merlo. Jini was most definately one of the highlights of the cruise. Her fun spirit and wonderful conversation made it the best cruise ever. I don't know how it will ever be topped. She was generous in heart and spirit and I know she is probably watching over us in the big Martini Bar in heaven. My deepest sympathy for your loss...but how lucky you all are for having her in your life for so long. CELEBRATE HER LIFE!!!
She will always be in my heart.
Angel Marshan
July 23, 2011
Like so many others we too met Jini on a cruise. First in 2007 and again in 2008. We were priviledged to have had dinner with her in January of 2010 in San Diego. Jini was a joyous soul with a heart of gold. She will be missed.
Chris & Bev Garven, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
July 22, 2011
Tom first met Jini in Jr. High School in about 1962. Karen was a roommate of hers at the El Conquistador "dorm" at SDSU. She came to many of our parties and we came to many hers, too. Perhaps our favorite memory is standing around her piano and singing Christmas Carols very loudly and rather badly! We lost track of her a little in recent years, but she was one of those people who seem like they'll always be there. It's such a shock when they're gone! We'll miss you very much Jini.
Tom & Karen Henderson
July 21, 2011
jini was a lovely, kind, generous and loyal friend to my mum. vivacious and larger than life she was always great company!! I hope you two have a great time catching up!! Another life cut all too short! Bottoms up to a very lovely and special lady xxx
joan mcneight
July 21, 2011
Jini - you were a lovely, kind. generous and loyal friend to my mum. Vivacious, larger than life and great company!! I hope you two have a great time catching up!! Another life cut all too short!! Bottoms up to a lovely lovely lady xx
Joan McNeight
July 19, 2011
Jini was my friend,I will miss her dearly. I loved to torment her by mispronouncing words,she would correct me & then do it again.She said I was hopeless.We would meet every Thurs. nite for dinner & Sunday brunch.At Marie Colanders. I loved her & will miss her. Evelyn Ruger
Evelyn Ruger
July 19, 2011
The first time I met Jini was at at her friend's (Marilyn) home and the very fist thing I heard her say was "you need a beverage". Well, she was absolutely right and from that moment on we shared many beverages, exchanged cruise stories and I will always remember Jini laughing and enjoying life to the fullest. Jini, you will be missed and I want you to know that it was an awesome pleasure of mine to share Christmas with you three years ago.
LaDawn Hollick
July 15, 2011
Last saw Jini in Liverpool UK about 7 years ago. She was such a fun loving person. Well Jini say hi to my mum, Pat, for us. It was a great pleasure knowing you.
Julie Fitzsimmons
July 15, 2011
It was a pleasure to know and be in the company of Jini for many years she was a great singer and a life of any party and I was in attendance of many. She will be missed God Bless her and all who knew her. Lorre Weiler of La Mesa Ca.
July 15, 2011
We also had the pleasure of knowing Jini as Cruise mate and table mate. We met each night at the Martini Bar. What a "SPECIAL LADY".
Memories will be her legacy. She will be missed.
Carol & Bob Biamonte
July 15, 2011
Onboard the Celebrity Century - enjoying the poolside dance party
We had the great pleasure of meeting Jini on a transatlantic cruise in 2008....how time flies! She was vivacious, excellent company and we will always remember her.
Cathy & Geoff Kieft
July 15, 2011
Such sad news about a great person. So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your loved ones.
Helen Grace
July 15, 2011
We had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks with Jini on a cruise to Hawaii for our 25 anniversary. As a tablemate she made each night special and she will be missed.
Scott and Jennifer Wilson
July 15, 2011
Jini, I can't believe you are gone I started working for you in I believe 1983? I read my paper and saw your name in the obits (why I go and read that part I don't know) I worked for you for 15 yrs off and on, I can't believe your not here. Cinde and I will be at your memorial. You were such a great lady! I love you
July 15, 2011
Glenda Genesta
July 15, 2011
Jini was always a sweetheart and so up beat. We first met in Junior High and were friends all through High School. It was like finding family when we connected on Facebook. She has made an impression on everyone her life touched. We are all better individuals by knowing here. She truely shared her love of Christ through her actions,songs and life actions. She will been missed but never forgotten. I'll bet she's already in charge of some major production in the heavens above and our Good Lord is saying " Jini will handle it, don't worry".
Peace Be With You Jini.
Art Crane
July 15, 2011
So sad to hear of Jini's passing, we met on a cruise in 2007, you will be missed Jini. Rest in peace dear friend.
Ann and Terry Rafferty, Dryden, Ontario, Canada.
July 14, 2011
We, too, met Jini on a cruise & had a drink with her every night. Such a loving person who will be missed. Hope someone will love her dogs as much as she did.
Kathie & Steve Cunningham
July 13, 2011
Jini will be waiting for us at the piano bar on the Mercury in the Sky. Save us a seat! She was a highlight of our first cruise. We will miss you
Marianne and Dirk Gilmore
July 13, 2011
Very sad to hear this news. We met Jini on a cruise through the Panama Canal and really enjoyed her company. She was so much fun and will be missed by so many.
Jan and Bud Miller
July 13, 2011
I'm sure going to miss that laugh. Greatful to have spent this past Christmas with her. She was always thoughtful and caring, and fun to be around. She will be greatly missed by Terry and I both.
Leo Morin & Terry Wade
July 12, 2011
Sorry to hear about the loss of a fellow classmate so young. She will be sorely missed by the class of '68 and all her family and friends.
Lynnette Bordeaux (Prisby)
July 12, 2011
I can't believe it! Jini was so full of life, and so much into her ministry. We loved seeing her on our annual visit to San Diego, along with JoeDel Ross and his family, and other friends. We will miss her so much, particularly in restaurants when she would tap her wine glass and gently say, I odered more that a half glass. Wedo it all the time. Who has her dogs? Oh, this is terrible news! Tom Reilly, Indio,CA
Tom Reilly
July 12, 2011
Jini and I were high school sweethearts; we went to the senior prom together. I will never forget her vivacious personality, her beautiful full singing voice, and the support she gave me during the diffiuclt years of the late sixties. We remained friends to the end, and I will miss her deeply.
Peter Borst
July 12, 2011
Jini and I
Jini was a very good friend, and an extremely wonderful and generous person. She was loved dearly. There are so many things I will miss about my very dear friend; like our confidential talks, our Sunday brunches, our working together at Mid-City Christian, our singing together in the choir at St Philips - she had the voice of an angel - and our regular meetings that were always full of laughter. May she rest in peace.
Marilyn Dinardi
July 12, 2011
Jini will be sorely missed on cruises by all of her friends. She was a joy to be around and was so caring and honest. RIP, Jini.
Jan Beecher
July 10, 2011
Jini was a wonderful person, & fun to be around. I was a volunteer at Mid-City Christian Service Agency, & took a cruise with her. We were friends.
Carol Gable
July 10, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Holly Roberts
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