OBITUARY

Tyrus Archie Joseph Dolese, Sr.

August 22, 1927March 3, 2019
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Tyrus Archie Joseph Dolese, Sr., formerly of West Monroe, Louisiana, and a resident of Brookdale Senior Living Community in Mandeville, Louisiana for the past four and a half years, passed away on March 3, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born on August 22, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana to his parents, Irene and Archie Dolese. He is the loving father of six children, grandfather of twelve, and great grandfather of thirteen. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris Kronlage Dolese; his parents; his sister, Bernice Czindula; his granddaughter, Rebecca Dolese; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He was employed 42 years as a Clerk and member of the New Orleans Clerks and Checkers Union ILA Local 1497, where he also served several terms as Chaplain. He was a devoted Catholic and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and served in several councils. He was a graduate of Holy Cross High School and a member of the winning baseball team of 1944. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947 as a clerk typist in Brownsville, Texas. At that time he was also a member of the Beaumont Red Raiders baseball team. He leaves to cherish his memories his six children, Pamela Wright (Buddy) of Mandeville, Louisiana; Jane Millet (John) of Metairie, Louisiana; Janice Sigur (Tim) of West Monroe, Louisiana; Tyrus Dolese, Jr. (Helaine) of Destrehan, Louisiana; Kay Escher (Barry) of Covington, Louisiana; and Gregory Dolese (Nadine) of Zachary, Louisiana. Tyrus was a dear grandfather to Jennifer Leonard (Brett), Jessica Sigur, Timothy Sigur, Jr. (Jessica), Matthew Sigur (Jessica), James Millet, Jeffrey Millet (Michelle), John Jacob Millet, Tyrus Dolese, III (Paulette), Ryan Dolese (Angela), Katherine Guajardo (Drew), Emily Dolese and Nicholas Escher. He was a great grandfather to Logan, Gavin, and Caden Leonard; Brady and Camden Millet; Archer and Bronson Sigur; Joshua, Patrick and Luke Dolese; Rebecca and Charlie Guajardo; and Sophia Dolese. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the excellent care and love given by Passages Hospice and the staff at Brookdale Senior Living.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 12:00. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park, South Terrace, Corridor of Prayer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 11, 2019
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NIDIA VODANOVICH

March 7, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Dolese Family. Although I have missed talking with Mr. Ty for sometime now, I will always cherish the telephone conversations we have had over the past several years. Most were not of business, but just to chat and laugh. He was truly a beautiful person inside and out and always spoke about his love for his family, especially his beloved Doris... Sending Hugs to you Mr. Ty!

Michael Hoelzel

March 7, 2019

My condolences, to the family on behalf of myself, and the Brothers and Sisters of ILA Local 1497 New Orleans Clerks' and Checkers' Union. A man who stood up for what was right in the Labor Movement, and helped get what we have today. Mr. Dolese will be missed.

Blessings to the family during these difficult times...

Michael A. Hoelzel
Friend and President of ILA Local 1497

Betty Tripkovich

March 5, 2019

I wanted to take a moment to extend my sympathies to the entire Dolese family. I enjoyed taking care of Mr. Ty so much. I will always remember him sitting at my desk and talking about the old days. It was not long after he moved that we realized we had a connection. Through conversation we discovered that Mr. Ty knew my Grandfather and many other members of my family. We shared stories about Holy Cross, Bunny Friend Playground, and the old neighborhood. Mr. Ty was one of a kind, and a true gentleman. When he talked about his family his entire face lit up, and he immediately got a sparkle in his eyes. He was always welcoming to new residents, and willing to show them around. He was a friend to all. I will miss him, but he will forever be a part of my Brookdale Family.
Betty Tripkovich

D. Hetrick

March 5, 2019

Dear Family of Mr. Dolese,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth... and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore... I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:1-5

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

March 4, 2019

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express our sincere condolences.

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