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Services for John J. Dolan, 85, a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Army, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Bohm-Caiarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St.

Dolan died Wednesday (June 20, 2001) at Penfield Place, Penfield. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery with full military honors.

Dolan served in World War II in both the African and European theaters, earning the Bronze Star. He remained with the Army until retiring in 1957. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In 1984, he, along with hundreds of First Division Infantry veterans who survived the first landings at Sicily, Italy and the French coast, met in France to observe the 40th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion.

He later worked as a guard at E.R. Rowell Co., and as a maintenance man at Batavia's Holiday Inn.

During the 1930s, he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was a contender in Golden Gloves boxing matches.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Crethea M. Beecher Dolan; a son, Bruce A. of Batavia; two daughters, Nancy Straub and Vera Mascaro, both of Rochester; three sisters, Marion Ortz of Silver Creek, and Harriett Crist and Ann Zwestch, both of Rochester; an adopted sister, Ursala Fix of Batavia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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