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In Memory

John Dolan

John Dolan

NOVEMBER 1, 2015
John F. “Jack” Dolan Jr. 67 passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at his home in Libertyville.  He was born March 29, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio and had been a longtime resident of Libertyville and more recently Florida.
Jack started his High School education at Ursuline High School in Youngstown.  He transferred to St. Gregory’s Seminary at The Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, in his junior year and studied there for three years.  As a young boy he loved baseball, received scholarships to play baseball throughout his college career, finally playing in the minor leagues.  He was a graduate of Youngstown State University and did post graduate work at the University of Minnesota.  He was employed at Abbott Laboratories for many years going on to work for several logistics companies.  Jack loved Motown music, was an avid, life long Notre Dame Football fan, and was a loving loyal friend to many.

Surviving are his loving wife Sharon Dolan, his sister Marianne (Don) Yavorsky of Petersburg, VA, brother Kevin (Barb) Dolan of Mundelein, nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Durkin) Dolan.

Visitation will be from Noon until 4 pm on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Rt. 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.) Libertyville.  Funeral mass will be at 11:00 am Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Marytown would be appreciated.  Info: 847-362-3009 or please sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com  .

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11/02/15 06:37 PM #2    

Charles Machuga


i imagine that by this time in our (Class of 66) lives,  many of us have had to deal with sudden, sad events and continue on, but it never gets easier to deal with.  And as your sudden and unexpected leave of  us makes us all sad,  so there will be many childhood memories revisited, both of St. Ed's as altar boys, and on into high school. 

May you rest peacefully, or as you, I, Fr. Cavanaugh, and I'm sure a host of others would prefer, Requiescat in Pace.  

11/03/15 08:42 AM #3    

Matt Giambattista

Jack:  May you rest in peace in our Lords hands.   May God bestow upon your family his comforting peace and love.

11/03/15 09:42 AM #4    

William Gambrel

My dear friend, Jack,  God has taken you from us far too early by our earthly standards. Our faith tells us that He has a plan.  Surely through all the kindness you have rendered on earth in His name, His plan for you is a special one. We will miss you but are comforted that you reached your reward in heaven. We grieve for and pray for your family and those closest to you. Thank you for the joy of having known you both as children and as appreciative adults. Rest peacefully, Jack, and continue to pray for us.





11/03/15 05:58 PM #5    

Kevin Crowe

Jack was a fellow Northsider from St Ed's, Ursuline, Seminary and Fraternity Brother at YSU. He was always one of the coolest guys around, at ease in any situation. Enoyed many good times/ adventures with him. I recall that Jack was "The Man" at the "U" club on Belmont Ave during Our YSU days. A perfect venue for him. I was glad to touch base with him on the website and get an update on what sounded like a happy retirement. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. He is now in our prayers.

11/04/15 01:22 PM #6    

Priscilla Beck

What a fun, respectful and considerate guy to us all!! The Heavens are not immense enough for your generous spirit. I'm sure you are teaching a few people some of your special famous dance moves. God appropriately chose All Saints Day for you!!  I know there is a special mansion for you in Heaven adorned with Notre Dame and UHS of course!! Beloved and missed by us all forever. Continue to bless and guide us home. My sincere sympathy to your family. 

Priscilla Beck

11/04/15 09:08 PM #7    

Michael Moran

Jack Dolan,

May the good earth be soft under you when you rest upon it,

and may it rest easy over you when at the last you lay under it,

And may it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly,

and up and off on its way to God

An Irish Blessing

11/04/15 11:04 PM #8    

Patricia Cullen (Hanley)

I cannot imagine that Jack will not be at our reunion in Aug.  He reached out to me about a year ago and had been keeping me updated about our class since.  His humor and grace brought many a smile to my lips both back at St. Ed's and more recently through the internet.  I regret not having been able to get together while there was still time.  Though the fun of getting together with all of us would have been great, the joy of being reunited with his parents in his final home must be joyous.  God Bless Jack and his family.

11/05/15 04:08 PM #9    

Dennis Ockerman

Jack you've finally come full circle in the lifecycle. It seems like yesterday when we met at the Heidelberg Garden at Idora Park. I think 10 guys got in that night on Bob DelQuadri's draft card. We followed each other to St. Gregs, Kent State and YSU. Who can forget the dozens of Saturday's partying in South Bend, the many holidays you spent with my family and of course the Memorial Day Tradition, the PBR Open. You will be missed by many, go gently with the Lord.

11/09/15 12:24 PM #10    

John Surry

I recall your sincerity Jack, whether a friendly greeting in passing in the hallways or an observation made in the classroom always sprinkled with a gentle humor. Even on-line these past few months your comments were Dolanesque and spot on. May you be at peace knowing you enriched the lives of many. Eternal rest and may the His light shine upon you, John Dolan.




02/21/16 08:27 AM #11    

William Gambrel

I loved Jack very much as I expressed above. It was so easy, an automatic. Who didn't love Jack?  My question is regarding his baseball prowess, something I knew nothing about. Maybe another old St. Ed's friend, Denny Mitchell, Denny Crouse, Dave Kulik, anyone can please enlighten me on Jack's passion and skills on the baseball diamond.  Thank you.

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