Paul Dols Jr.
August 4, 1938 – March 3, 2019
Paul Wilbur Dols was called home by his Lord and Savior on March 3, 2019, at the age of 80. He was born on August 4th, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Paul and Carrie Dols. He graduated from Patterson High School, in Baltimore, MD, and then entered the United States Air Force, where he served his country in Greenland. After leaving the Air Force, he began work for Westinghouse Corporation, where he served as an electrical engineer and supervisor. In 1985 he was transferred to Southern California, where he worked on the Naval Base in Pt. Hueneme. Eventually his tenure shifted to Northrop Grumman where he concluded his career and retired with honors in 1998. Paul was a dedicated member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ventura, where his love for his Lord was in evidence from the many offices and positions he took on throughout their years in Ventura. From Sunday School Superintendent to Board President he continued to give to his church. He was instrumental in creating a men’s bible study that was near and dear to his heart. The “Men of Grace” continue to meet every Saturday. In his retirement he continued to serve in many capacities in his community, including volunteering at the Ventura County Rescue Mission and the Hispanic Mission Society. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy, his sisters, Ellen and Robin and his parents, Paul and Carrie Dols. Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose sense of humor and love of laughter brought joy to those around him. He is survived by his sons, Paul and Keith, daughter-in-law Lisa and his grandchildren, Steven and Kaitlyn Dols as well as his sisters, Joan, Carolyn and Betty. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the caregivers of Buena Vista Hospice, Assisted Hospice, and Mountview Senior Living for their dedicated and devoted care over the final years of Paul’s life. A memorial service will take place at Grace Lutheran Church in Ventura, on Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00 am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Men of Grace or the Ventura County Rescue Mission in his name.
- Paul W. Dols Jr. Friday, March 8, 2019
- Paul Dols Jr. Saturday, March 23, 2019
Paul Dols Jr.
March 18, 2019
First I'd like to give my condolences to the Dols family. Paul is my cousin, although we didn't see a lot of each other as he was much older then me. I do remember seeing Paul when he came to visit his Aunt Ruth and Uncle Dick when he was on the east coast. I'm not sure if Paul and my brother Frank saw a lot of each other when they were kids in Baltimore. Frank was 5 years younger than Paul, he passed 12 years ago so I can't ask.
What I do remember is Paul's smile and his humorous personality. I do remember 1 time I happened to be at my parents house when he stopped in during a vacation. Paul was wearing a baseball hat with a long ponytail out the back. I thought hey Paul's pretty cool. I saw the expression on my father's face, well it turned out that it was a fake ponytail and everyone rolled.
I never heard anything but good stories and good times about Paul. Paul will be missed by many, many people.
Glenn & Kathie Krebs
March 16, 2019
Paul was admired by his family, friends and co-workers. Paul had a personality that could brighten up the room of people he surrounded himself with.
I also worked for Westinghouse and Northrop Grumman in Annapolis, Md. Paul and I worked with many of the same co-workers on both the west coast and east coast. Paul was an employee who was fun to work with and Paul had many friends at work that looked up to him and they appreciated Paul's wit.
My Dad was the brother of Paul's mom. Paul always called my Dad 'Unk'. Paul called me 'Cuz'.
My wife Kathie and I live in Maryland, many years had passed since we last visited with Paul and Nancy. Kathie and I were fortunate to have had the opportunity to vacation to California on 2 occasions in recent years. We invited Paul and Nancy to stay with us in Ramona in the mid 2000's and again at Oceanside in 2011. My mom came with us on our vacation to Oceanside, this was a real treat for all of us that my 83 year old mom was able to travel with us across country. The 5 of us shared good times and many great memories together.
The attached photo shows Nancy, Paul, Kathie, Glenn and my mom Ruth Krebs on the pier at Oceanside, CA . We stayed at the Wyndham Oceanside Resort that is visible in the background.
To 'All' of Paul's family, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Paul is a man that is loved by so many and will be missed. Cherish your great memories.
Kathie & Glenn Krebs
March 16, 2019
I have many great memories of my Uncle Paul. My last personal memories were probably my most treasured. During my mom’s last days on earth, which were obviously some of my most challenging and difficult days, he and Aunt Nancy were the only people that came out to spend time with my mom. It meant the world to me and I am sure she cherished this amazingly kind and loving gesture. I remember spending a holiday with him in Baltimore when I was little and more holidays in Ventura growing up. I always looked forward to his funny antics at our family reunions and my kids adored him. I feel blessed to have shared a part of my life with someone so loved by his family and active in his church and community. His service and faith in God should always be respected and admired. I love you Uncle Paul.
Jim and Audrey Neutzling
March 7, 2019
We remember Paul and Nancy with a warm heart. I worked with Paul for a number of years, and also enjoyed many dinners at there home and else where. They loved to play cards. Paul and I were partners. He kept falling asleep. I am not sure if it was me or the card game.
We moved to South Carolina 16 years ago, but we stayed in touch, and they even paid us a visit on one of there trips to Georgia. And we made several trips back to CA also.
Keith and Paul..... Know are hearts and prayers are with you. No more suffering, and he is with Nancy now.
God Bless Jim and Audrey
March 6, 2019
My brother was someone that I always looked up to. He was my rock, and so much fun to be with. He loved to joke around, and made everyone feel better by being in his company. Always being called “Bets” by him, made me feel special.
He will surely be missed, but being one of God’s singing angel’s is a great fit for him.