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Richard L. Dolega - 87


Richard L. Dolega.  Age 87.  Longtime Matteson resident, formerly of Dolton and Chicago's West Pullman Neighborhood.  United States Army Korean War Veteran.  Retired Crane Operator from International Harvester after 25 years of service.  Past Commander of the Polish Legion of American Veterans "P.L.A.V."  St. Mihiel Post 24.  Husband for 58 years of Arlene nee Maurer.  Father of Linda (Dan) Brezich and Bonnie (Richard) Slabik and the late Dawn Dolega.  Grandfather of Danylle (late Jay) Johnson, Jason Brezich and Michael Richard Dolega.  Great grandfather of Skylyr Brown, Bailey and Brodie Dolega.  Son of the late Elansi nee Oisek and John Dolega.  Brother of Irene (late William) Boudreau, the late Eugene Dolega and Carol Seidl.  Uncle and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Avenue), Chicago Heights on Monday April 11, 2022 from 1:00pm until time of funeral services 5:00pm.  Private burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.  Info 708-481-9230 and



    on 04/07/22

    This man was a great friend, A great person, It Was A Great Honor To Call Him DAD,Since I Have Know Him I Believe Was 2006 or 2007. I Will Miss You DAD. God Bless.

  • Donald Nickerson

    on 04/08/22

    It is an Honor to have known Richard. I have and will continue to miss His presence at PLAV State meetings and functions. Sincerly, Donald Nickerson, Commander PLAV Department of Illinois. Rest in Peace Richard. TEN HUT, HAND SALUTE. TAPS, TU.

  • Julianne ViduyaT

    on 04/09/22

    The Officers, Members and Auxiliaries of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, State of Illinois extend our condolences to the family and friends of Richard Dolega.  He was an integral part of the Veteran Community and will be sorely missed  May He Rest In Peace. Department Adjutant, P.L.A.V.

  • Chet Furtek

    on 04/09/22

    My cousin Rich (aka Dink). He was a good person. Always thoughtful and kind. He will be missed.

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