PARSIPPANY — John ‘Jack’ Joseph Dolan Sr., 76, a lifelong resident of Morris County, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 29, 2016 after a long illness.
Jack was born in Morristown and grew up in Cedar Knolls. He lived in Parsippany for 46 years before moving back to Cedar Knolls in May of 2015.
Jack graduated from Bayley-Ellard High School in 1958 and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a construction engineer and a founding member of Garden State Tunnel and Boring, where he functioned as President and Treasurer until 2004, and was a member of the Utility Contractor’s Association of New Jersey.
Jack’s greatest love was his family, which he raised in Parsippany. He was dedicated to serving his community, and was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany for many years. He also ran for Morris County Freeholder in 1979, and was the Chairman of the Parsippany Democratic Party, as well as a graduate of the first Parsippany Police Academy. His love of photography earned him various awards, including one from the Audubon Society. Jack was also an avid boater.
A devoted Catholic, Jack was a member of St. Catherine of Siena in Mountain Lakes for 46 years.
Jack and his family are also grateful to Dr. Yekyung Kong and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for their many years of care and support.
Jack was deeply loved by many, and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 Years, Marilyn (nee-Lorenzo); his son, John of New York City; his daughter, Maureen Dolan and her husband, Andreas Braunlich of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and his granddaughter, Lindsay Jawor and her husband, Alex, of Wanaque. He is also survived by his siblings: Robert, Patrick, Michael, Eileen Ferriauolo, Peter, and Kathleen and their families, as well as the families of his predeceased siblings: Richard, Thomas and David. Survivors also include his brother-in-law, Dr. Louis Lorenzo and his wife, Francine, as well as his sister-in-law, Mildred Payack and her husband, Paul, and their respective families.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3 at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 10 North Pocono Road, Mt. Lakes. Interment: Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown.
Visiting Hours will be on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcome in Jack’s name to the Kiwanis Sponsored Youth Program of Parsippany. (Checks made payable to: Kiwanis Club Greater Parsippany Foundation) P.O. Box 5342, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 or to the Kessler Foundation. 300 Executive Drive, #70, West Orange, New Jersey 07052.