Timothy Edward Dolan
December 26, 1962 – July 18, 2020
Timothy “Tim” Edward Dolan, 57, passed away on July 18, 2020, in the comfort of his own home.
Tim was born on December 26, 1962, to Dr. James E. Dolan and Norma Jean Dolan. He attended Roosevelt High School, where he played football. He married Tamara Jean Baskerville in 1996. He was a devoted father, brother, and family man who had two children, Amanda Mae Dolan and Patrick Scott Dolan, born in 1991 and 1992.
He worked at Sysco Foods for 21 years. Never shy of hard work, he stood out as the top fork lifter nationwide, earning multiple awards, as well as the respect and friendship of his coworkers.
Tim was an outdoorsman who appreciated and respected nature and wildlife; from the rivers and woods of his native Iowa to the oceans, he loved visiting. He was always outside, whether he was kayaking, camping, hunting morel mushrooms, or gardening. He often spent time with his children outdoors and instilled a love of nature in them. He was a dedicated angler who fished almost daily, a passion that enabled him to share many hours bonding with close friends. In particular, in his final years, he was a zealous seeker of catfish, a challenging and elusive catch.
Tim was an intelligent and vibrant man who immersed himself fully into the various passions he pursued throughout his life, from disc golf to hunting for petrified wood to fishing. He was a lifelong animal lover who cared for many animals throughout his life, such as turtles, lizards, and snakes. Tim considered cats and dogs’ part of the family, such as the terrier Buster, and his daughter’s Chihuahua Cece, whom Tim adored and often cared for. He was an experienced aquarium hobbyist and was passionate about raising African cichlids. He was a football fan and lifelong supporter of the Hawkeyes and the Raiders. A self-taught car enthusiast, he was the type of man who could take apart and reassemble anything.
Above all, Tim will be remembered for his generous and warm heart, his gruff sense of humor, and his strength, perseverance, and dedication. He was a rock to those closest to him and could always be counted on to offer advice or lend a helping hand to anyone who needed one for tasks big or small.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James E. Dolan and Norma Jean (Molander) Dolan; stepmother, Janice (Baker) Dolan; brother, Joseph E. Dolan; nephew, Zachary and niece, Rachel.
He is survived by his children, Amanda and Patrick Dolan; his former wife and good friend, Tammy; his siblings, Rick (Sourinh) Dolan, Robert (Unsuk) Dolan and Kathy Dolan; nephews, Eric and Sean Dolan; nieces, Suzanne, Theresa, Laura, Kate Dolan, and Paige Tigner; his many pets; along with a host of extended family and friends.
Donations in Tim’s name can be made to the Iowa Rivers Revival or the Ocean Conservancy.
Following the service, there will be a reception at a location to be announced, at which family, friends, and others whose lives Tim touched are invited to celebrate Tim’s life.
- Dr. James E. Dolan, Father (deceased)
- Norma Jean (Molander) Dolan, Mother (deceased)
- Janice Baker, Step-mother (deceased)
- Joseph E. Dolan, Brother
- Zachary, Nephew (deceased)
- Rachel, Niece (deceased)
- Amanda Dolan, Daughter
- Patrick Dolan, Son
- Tammy Dolan, Friend
- Rick Dolan (Sourinh), Brother
- Robert Dolan (Unsuk), Brother
- Kathy Dolan, Sister
Learn more about the Dolan name
- Iowa Rivers Revival
- Ocean Conservancy
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Timothy Edward Dolan
July 27, 2020
Tim and I met at Merril Jr High in 7th grade. We were both new to the neighborhood him from WDM, me from the Eastside. We always hung out in his basement when we were not playing bb, riding bikes on the Riley trail or working at Hy Vee or Baskin Robbins. Yes , we worked side by side for 5 years in our youth. His mom (Norma RIP) would gives us rides to Clearwater Beach with Joe(RIP) and Kathleen in tow and afterwards some soft serve on those hot summer days. We were different in a lot of ways, him more country me more of a city type. Him gruff, me more sensitive. We took our personality traits and combined them through the TRHS years. He was also a protector. Tim moved to Oregon and back to DSM, me to CA, and we saw each other every 10 years as we were both married and he had Amanda and Patrick. Then 5 years ago we. began to speak on the phone once a month. and I would visit him in DSM. In those discussions we both would talk about the future instead of the past. Tim would always end the call with the the last words I will ever here from my friend. Say high to Mary, luv ya buddy. Somewhere along the way he became sensitive. I miss you Tim.