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Mark A. Dolata

January 12, 1950 July 1, 2021
Mark A. Dolata
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Obituary for Mark A. Dolata

Mark A. Dolata, age 71 of Oxford, July 1, 2021.

Mark was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 12th, 1950. He was raised in Detroit until, moving to Warren, MI at the age of 5. Mark attended St. Anne Catholic school. For his high school years, he moved over to Warren High, which is where he met his future wife, Fran Perliskey. He graduated in the class of 1968 and went to Northern Michigan University on a basketball scholarship. Mark and his high school sweetheart Fran, were married on August 2nd, 1969, at St. Anne Church in Warren, MI. He and Fran raised their family in Sterling Heights. Mark built a successful career in sales and home improvement. Mark owned and operated a successful home improvement business.

While some retirees spend their time on the golf course or traveling, Mark invested his time with his grandchildren. He took extreme pride in all his grandchildren, the Fab 5. Additionally, he loved spending time with his sons, their families, and his friends. Mark and Fran moved from Sterling Heights, out to Oxford in 2014. With the move, you could often find him at either the ball field, dance recital or a school function, supporting and cheering on his Fab 5. Mark was a frequent visitor to the casinos around town and loved to play the slot machines. Mark took his fashion cues from no one. You could always find him wearing his signature plain pocketed t- shirts (with stain) and his old faithful crocs. Mark had a passion to help others (weather you asked for it or not). He would always be the first in line to lend a helping hand. Mark developed a love for MSU along with his sons, but recently adopted both GVSU and CMU as favorites because of course, that is where his grandchildren are attending college.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Fran Dolata; their children Shawn & Scott; daughter in-laws’ Sherilyn & Emily; grandchildren Meghan (22), Jacob (19), Eleanor (19), Barrett (16) and Evalyn (13). Mark is predeceased by both of his parents, Raymond & Shirley Dolata.

Funeral Mass from St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at the church at 10:30 AM. Visitation will also take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, on Monday, July 5, 2021 from 1-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camp Spifida; 58 Camp Victory Road, Millville, PA 17864. www.campspifida.org

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

5

Jul

1:00 PM 7/5/2021 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/5/2021 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Jul

10:30 AM 7/6/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/6/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

715 N. Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion, MI 48362

St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion 48362 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

6

Jul

11:00 AM 7/6/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

715 N. Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion, MI 48362

St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion 48362 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Camp Spifida

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