Richard L. Dolby

  • Died: October 19, 2017
  • Location: New Haven, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

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Richard L Dolby, 74, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home in New Haven. Born in Huntington, IN, to the late Charles E and Loretta K. Dolby. Richard was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as an Electrician with General Electric, Local 305 IBEW and General Motors before retiring in 2000. He was a member of The Ridge Church, VFW, American Legion Post 330. He enjoyed traveling throughout Europe on river cruises, and traveled extensively in their motor home in the states. Richard enjoyed working with his hands, whether on cars or home remodel projects. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca R. Dolby of New Haven, IN; son, Daniel D. (Beth) Dolby of New Haven, IN; son, Rodney J. Dolby of Hoagland, IN; daughter, Teresa L. (Donald) Cline of Wabash, IN; brother, Thomas (Jane) Dolby of Sante Fe, NM; sisters, Carol E. (Sam) Shenefield of Huntington, IN; Sandy K. Dolby of Bloomington, IN; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by father, Charles E. Dolby, mother, Loretta K. Dolby, son, Charles O. Dolby, brother, Steven C. Dolby. Service is 10:30 am, Saturday October 28, 2017 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior. Calling at also Friday, October 27, 2017, from 4- 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery New Haven, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the The Ridge Church or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I enjoyed working with Dick. He was a great guy to be around. Sometimes I would pick him up on my way to work. I'm sure he will be missed.

Posted by Verl Dasher - Paulding, OH - Coworker   November 02, 2017

We will miss you Grandpa Dick! Always enjoyed your laugh! Our condolences Grandma Becky and family.

Posted by Kurt Holbrook - Imperial, PA - Family Friend   October 27, 2017

Sending condolences to the family. I knew Dick as a classmate in high school; he was a really nice guy! Sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by Diana Sell - Indianapolis, IN   October 24, 2017

My condolences to his wife and family. He was a part of one the best classes ever.
Also as a fellow Veteran I appreciate his service to our country. My prayers be with you.

Posted by Ronald Myers - Castro Valley, CA - Neighbor   October 24, 2017

Sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was a nice guy, & he threw a mean snowball! My condolences to you all.

Posted by Dee Foster Borcherding - McFarland, WI   October 24, 2017

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Posted by KEISTON HOLLOWAY - VINCENNES, IN   October 24, 2017

Lot of great memories of "Dick" from High School.Sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by Dean Garrett - Huntington, IN   October 24, 2017

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We will miss our Uncle Dick so much. What a great man, with a infectious laugh! Love you so much! R.I.P , forever missed, never forgotten. No more Doctors or pain, that is the only peace with your passing.

Posted by KIM PONTZIOUS - Phoenix, AZ - Family   October 24, 2017

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You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace

Posted by Beth Dolby    October 24, 2017

Sad to hear of Richard's passing. His younger brother, Steve, who preceded him in death, was a good friend, and when we held our 50th class reunion in 2013, he attended in honor of Steve. I enjoyed talking with him that evening, and catching up on our lives. He was a good man.

Posted by Chris Terry - Kaneohe, HI - Friend   October 23, 2017


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