Dolan, John J. Age 83, died on April 13, 2013. Longtime resident of Hartland, he was the oldest of four children born to John and Julia of Milwaukee, in 1929. Graduate of the University of Chicago, UW-Madison, and Yale Drama School, he married Jane Penn in 1951. Professionally he worked for Allen-Bradley, General Electric, and Dresser Industries. He was also actively involved in music publishing and recording during the sixties, and many of his songs are still available today in juke boxes across the country, on CD and YouTube. John was a past member of the Lake Country Players and an avid fan of state and professional sports which he shared with his children and grandchildren. John was a long-standing member of St. Charles Catholic Church. John is predeceased by his wife, Jane, his brother Philip G., infant brother James, and cousin Elizabeth Forrestal. He is survived by his children, John (Dallas), Louise (Raleigh), Ellen (Nashotah), and Julia (Minneapolis), 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, his brother Thomas (Chicago), and his cousin, Kathleen Forrestal (Milwaukee), and special friend, Rie Maves. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The family wishes to thank the staff at LindenGrove, Waukesha, for their compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 16, at the funeral home. Visitation from 10-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Hartland Village Cemetery. Following burial, a luncheon will be served. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to H.A.W.S. or Salvation Army.
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 14, 2013.