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Stephen "Coach" Dollarton passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at Penn Hospice @ Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA. He was 43. Mr. Dollarton was a resident of Bridgeport PA. He worked as a mailman for the US Postal Service out of Blue Bell, since 1994. He was an active member of Mother of Divine Providence Church in King of Prussia. Coach loved playing soccer and was an EP & D Soccer Official and a co-founder of the MDP CYO Soccer Club. He was also a member of the AOH Club and the Maennerchor Club. Born in Philadelphia, on November 21, 1967, he was the beloved son of John J. and Dolores A. (Casper) Dollarton of Sea Isle City, NJ. Surviving is his loving family including his parents; his wife of 12 years, Melissa M. Dollarton; a son, Conor S. Dollarton and a daughter, Maeve Dollarton, both at home; a brother, Patrick J. Dollarton and his wife, Christine of Churchville, PA; seven sisters: Karen M. Hess and her husband, Peter of Philadelphia, Joanne T. Dollarton of Norristown, Louise T. Gerrity and her husband, David of Lititz, PA, Patricia A. Dollarton of Phoenixville, PA, Dolores A. Mackey and her husband, Donovan of Thorton, PA, Anne Marie Dollarton and her companion, Joseph of Royersford, and Nora E. Cerone and her husband, Louis of Philadelphia; and many nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, John J. "Jackie" Dollarton, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406 on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00am. Officiating will be the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Murray. His viewing will be Friday morning from 9 to 10:50am, at the church. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, King of Prussia. It was Stephen's request that no flowers be sent. The family is asking that memorial contributions be made to the Dollarton Children's Education Trust, c/o Reliance Federal Credit Union, 121 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Arrangements are by The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport, PA.

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Published in The Times Herald from Jul. 26 to Jul. 27, 2011.
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September 12, 2017
Thinking of you - my dear sweet brother. You are always on my mind and forever in my heart. ❤
Patricia Dollarton
December 20, 2016
Thinking of you, Stevie D!!!! I think of of you often. I hope you are enjoying eternal peace. Love your little sister(ha ha..I love saying that!) Dolores XOXOXO
December 18, 2016
Missing you, my sweet brother. You brought so much love and joy to my life. I miss you terribly.
Patricia Dollarton
December 18, 2014
I don't want to say that "I MISS YOU", my Stevie D. I have never taken you out of my thoughts at all.

You are gone but never forgotten. I miss you and love you more than words can say.

Love, your sister, Trish
Patricia Dollarton
November 22, 2014
Happy birthday. Stephen!!!! Gone but not forgotten. xoxo
November 21, 2014
Stephen - Today is your 47th birthday. You are missed and loved so very much. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of, prayed for, or talked about.

Damn colon cancer took you from us way too soon.... but, you left your legacy here on earth. The pain of losing you is present in my heart... Every. Single. Day!

I love you. Your 'older' sister (by 1 year and 13 days!!!! hahahah), Trish
Patricia Dollarton
September 30, 2014
Missing my "Stevie D" today and every day. The world is not the same without you in it. You are missed and loved so so so very much.
Patricia Dollarton
July 31, 2014
Saw this message in Anne Marie's old bedroom and immediately thought of you!

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years". Abraham Lincoln

I am so grateful for the 43 years that we were brother/sister and FRIENDS. You accomplished so much in your short life ~ son, brother, father, uncle, brother-in-law; stand-out athlete in grade school, high school, and college! Fantastic teammate, coach and referee. Amazing career with the USPS. Awesome son to Mommy and Daddy and an even better brother to your 9 brothers/sisters. Being a super husband and father came easy to you... your kids are growing up to be just like you ~ loving and caring.

Miss you much and love you even more.
Your sister, Trish
Patricia Dollarton
July 28, 2014
I can't believe it has been three years since cancer took you from us. Stephen - you are missed and loved so very much. You will forever hold a special place in my heart. I smile at all the great memories I hold onto. You were one in a million.... we all are blessed to have loved you.
Patricia Dollarton
July 25, 2014
Three years later...and you are loved and missed so much. Took my children to your grave the other day(...quick stop at Via Veneto for water ice first!!) and we had a great visit. 7.25.2011 - 7.25.2014
June 26, 2014
Gone but not forgotten. xxoo
Dolores Mackey
June 25, 2014
Hey Stephen!!! Thinking of you and remembering all of the nice things you used to tell me! Conor and Maeve are getting so big! I will see then this weekend in Sea Isle. Love and miss you, buddy. xxoo
June 24, 2014
The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, the ache in my heart will always stay.

Missing my brother, Stephen P. Dollarton, with all of my heart.
Patricia Dollarton
March 12, 2014
March is Colon Cancer month. You are being thought of, prayed for, and remembered by many all month long (and every day of the year).

Miss and love you so very much, your sister,
Patricia Dollarton
February 18, 2014
Brother, I was just thinking of you... love you
February 3, 2014
Remembering you is easy, I do it every day.
Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.

Gone but never forgotten. I miss my "Stevie D". I love you so very much! You will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Love, Your sister, Trish
Patricia Dollarton
January 22, 2014
December 30, 2013
Darn colon cancer! It has been over 2 years since you passed away. Your kids, Conor and Maeve, are JUST. LIKE. YOU. You would be so proud of them. We talk about you every time we are together. I miss you terribly and love you so very much. You were a fantastic brother and son to your brothers/sisters and parents. Keep sending me signs you are with me; license plates keep jumping out at me: COACH (when driving to work), Squeeky (when coming home from Sea Isle) and Monkee (for Maeve on PA Turnpike). I KNOW you are with me. Love, your sister, Trish.
Patricia Dollarton
December 28, 2013
Thinking of you today at the annual Dollarton family Christmas party at Dave and Louise's house!
Patricia Dollarton
July 30, 2012
Dear Dollartons...So Sorry to hear about Steven. He was my little buddy at the pinball machines at Mermaid. I ran into him a few years ago...and we recognized each other immediately. My prayers and Thoughts are with you all!
Danny Mincarelli
July 30, 2012
Dear Dollartons...So Sorry to hear about Steven. He was my little buddy at the pinball machines at Mermaid. I ran into him a few years ago...and we recognized each other immediately. My prayers and Thoughts are with you all!
Danny Mincarelli
July 29, 2012
I wish I had known, only found out today. Although I haven't seen him in many years, I have nothing but the fondest memories of him. God Bless.
kent donnelly '86
July 26, 2012
To the Dollarton Family, Stephen had every gift but length of years; may this be of comfort. " Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together."

Michael W. McDonnell
Mike McDonnell
September 25, 2011
I was saddened to learn of Dolly's passing. I will always have fond memories of our time together at Allentown College. He will be missed, and I offer my condolences to his family. --Michael Gerchufsky, DeSales class of 1991.
Michael Gerchufsky
September 23, 2011
I just heard about Steve's death at the DeSales Homecoming golf tournament. Steve was a good friend and always made me laugh with his sense of humor. He will be missed greatly-my sincere condolences-Don Herrmann Class of 1991 DeSales University
Don Herrmann
August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
I am so sorry to all of you about the loss of Steve. He brought so much love and light to everyone he met and I know everyone will miss him!
Sincerely, Sandy Perrotto
Sandy Perrotto
August 4, 2011
My parents (Ducky and Eileen Manning) absolutely loved Stephen, he was always so upbeat, such a gentleman to my parents. I am so sorry for your loss, Stephen is our prayers. He was a wonderful person somebody you wanted to have as a friend.

Kevin Manning
August 1, 2011
We played midget football for Coach Stemple for a few years together. Thanks to Facebook, we had recently reconnected. Steve always had something positive to say to me whenever we traded messages. He was one of the good guys.
Brett Wells
August 1, 2011
So sorry to hear this news. Mr. Dollarton was my high school soccer coach from 1993-95 after Kennedy & Kenrick merged. He was a great coach and an even better person. It was a privilege to have been a small part of his life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Kevin Hain
July 31, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to the Dollarton family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Art and Alice Condodina
July 31, 2011
Steve and I talked all the time. Cancer is a very scary thing. He was a good friend and a great person. He will surely be missed.
Ray Duff
Ray Duff
July 31, 2011
Ray Duff
July 31, 2011
Golf Outing-2003
Ray Duff
July 31, 2011
Dart League-2001
Ray Duff
July 30, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Steve.I found out about it via the church announcements at SFA,
I knew Steve as a student and then later as a member of the St. Francis Faculty. What a great guy he turned out to be !!
I will keep him and the entire Dollarton family in my prayers
Sharon Raquet
July 29, 2011
I just heard the news from a friend. I had just talked to Steve just two months ago and we were talking about how he was working to establish a soccer program at MDP and I told him I would help. I am in shock. Steve played soccer for me at Bishop Kenrick back in the mid-80's. He was a great kid. Sorry I could not attend the funeral but I just got out of the hospital. Fran Rubert
July 29, 2011
Our hearts and prayers go out to Steve's Family. We lost a good person and a good classmate. He will be missed.

Taormina Family
Mike Taormina
July 29, 2011
We are so sorry to hear about Stephen. The Dollarton Family is in our thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time.
Sue (Ellow) & Fran Kester
July 29, 2011
To the entire Dollarton family, our heartfelt condolences are with you all during this difficult time.

Pam and John Abitabilo
July 29, 2011
I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers and thoughts are with his immediate and extended family.
Alexandra Williams
July 29, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
David Bickerdyke
July 28, 2011
Joe Rudy
July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011
My Thoughts and Prayers are with with the Dollarton Family. Steve Coached my son Kevin at Kennedy-Kendrick High School. We have nothing but fond memories of Steve. He was a true Gentleman and I'm sure a wonderful Husband and Father. I know Steve will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. Richard Hain and Family
July 28, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lisa Duffield
July 28, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family for the loss of my friend, Steve. I have great memories of growing up with you, playing soccer and being around your family. You are loved and will be deeply missed.
Dennis Hannan
July 28, 2011
My sympathies to the Dollarton family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carolyn (Sanko) Schoener
July 28, 2011
Our sympathies to you and your children. Coach always spoke of them when delivering the mail at our office. He will be missed.
Lori & Heather @ Merrill Lynch
July 28, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dollarton Family.
The DeJohn Family
July 28, 2011
Dollarton Family--
My brother and I have ALWAYS had a VERY high opinion of Steve! He was like a brother to us! SO much fun to be around, very family-oriented and great w/kids. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. I will place your family's name on the prayer list. --John and Joe Perrotto
John Perrotto
July 28, 2011
We loved Steve so much and are so sorry for your loss. He will be in our prayers always. Love, San and Georgann Perrotto
July 28, 2011
My thoughts are with the Dollarton family during this difficult time. I went to school with Joanne at St. Francis and I will keep you in my prayers.
Melissa Bonner-Faust
July 28, 2011
Stephen, you will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dollarton family.

Gerry and Natalie DiNolfi
July 28, 2011
Our prayers are with the whole family, especailly Mellisa and the kids!

The Sambrick family
(Steve, Cookie, Arlene and Joanne)
arlene deornellas
July 28, 2011
July 27, 2011
Our heartfelt condolences are with you during this difficult time. Missy, your husband was a wonderful person who will be missed deeply. Your family at Sport Chrysler Jeep
Sport Chrysler Jeep
July 27, 2011
To Missy & the entire Dollarton family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. Steve was a great person & he will be truly missed by all who knew & loved him. Mary (McDonnell) Jablonski & Family
Mary Jablonski
July 27, 2011
He will be missed very much. I knew him a very long time, he was a great guy!!
John Basmajian
July 27, 2011
Dolores, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Bob Bruni ,class of '89.
July 27, 2011
My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the Dollarton family.
Melissa Milsop
July 27, 2011
I worked with Steve for the last 10 years,He was always upbeat. I will miss him dearly.Missy, Conor & Maeve he loved you guys alot and always was happy to talk about you guys. We had a lot of conversations about our kids.Missy and the Kids you are in my prayers
Mike Brady
July 27, 2011
To the Dollarton Family. Words alone can not express how sad many of us are over this loss. Steve was truely one of the good guys! The Dollarton Family is a wonderful family to know. I will miss him deeply. My heart and prayers to you and all that knew him and are mourning him. (Love...Jim, Roni and Kristen DiNolfi)
Veronica DiNolfi
July 27, 2011
I will always - and fondly - remember Steve's love of life and a good laugh. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
J. Stone
July 27, 2011
Coach was our mail carrier for three years. We all enjoyed his pleasant personality and looked forward to see his smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time. Friends at Salvo Rogers & Elinski (Blue Bell, PA)
Judy Noviello
July 27, 2011
To The Dollarton Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. My childhood memories would not be complete without the Dollarton's. I remember Stephen as a very kind boy. Love, Beth Friel
July 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dollarton Family. Although it's been a few years since I've seen Steve, I still considered him a friend and a teammate from our days at FC Bayern.
Mike Hines
July 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dollarton family. Steve was a great, kind hearted man and he will be deeply missed.
Michele McMonigle
July 27, 2011
So sorry to hear, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Bogle family
Mark Bogle
July 27, 2011
We are so sad to hear about our beloved mail carrier "Coach". The neighbors on Angus Circle will miss him deeply..he was a great man. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Dennis and Marita McCafferty
July 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. -The Matthews Family
Jimmy Matthews
July 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Dollarton Family!
Steve was my letter carrier in Blue Bell, and made each day sunny every time he came thru the door. He talked about all of you (Melissa, Conor and Maeve) all the time, he adored his family.
Through his daily deliveries and conversations, we actually found out we knew extended friends of ours and our families.
He will definitely be missed by many. May your memories and stories shared by all help with your grief, and know he is at peace.
Rest in Peace Coach!
Helene McCole
July 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Kathy Ochs
July 27, 2011
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, your children, and family during this very difficult time.

The Looby Family
Tracey Looby
July 27, 2011
to missy and conor and maeve, and the entire dollarton family, my heart goes out to you right now. i know it's hard and such a great loss to everyone. stephen was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed. always keep the good time in your heart and he will always be with you. you are all in my thoughts and prayers and i am here for you if you need anything. love theresa hess
theresa hess
July 27, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Dollarton Family, Rena Gallagher
July 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Prayers be with you.

The Bright family
July 27, 2011
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband,son, brother, uncle, coach and friend. Louise's friend, Betty Narkiewicz (Kissel Hill)
Betty Narkiewicz
July 27, 2011
Our thoughts are with all of you as you go through this very difficult time.We Remember Steve from the time he was just a youg boy going to St Francis grade School and playing soccer and coming to our house. He will be missed.

The Carbone Family
Josephine Carbone-Thornton
July 26, 2011
So Sorry for your loss, what a great man he was.
Steve & Susan Matey
July 26, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
John Salamone
July 26, 2011
Ray M. Duff
Mary H. Duff
Ray Duff
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