Dennis Michael Kevin Dolan, age 72, of Metairie, LA., and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in his home with his wife of 46 years by his side. He passed peacefully in his sleep.
Dennis attended Dickinson High School and also Delaware Technical for two years where he studied engineering and electronics. (He was a gifted and promising engineer who seemed able to figure out anything mechanical at will)
Before he got sick, Dennis was a robust person. He rode motorcycles, traveled with his wife, played golf and liked to bowl. He was an avid reader of science fiction and a collector who had an enviable toy train collection. He often passed his time entertaining himself and others with his skill at the keyboards and harmonica. When his health permitted, he always had a project in the works; his home in Newark and later in Middletown bears witness to his exceptional handiwork.
He most loved his job at the formerly known Atlantic Aviation in New Castle, DE where he wired and sometimes test flew private planes. He was well prepared for this role after having spent 4 years in the US Navy where he learned his trade. Later, and before becoming disabled, he was the maintenance director for Emory Hill Real Estate.
Dennis spent his whole life in Delaware except for the last 6 months of his life. At his wife’s urging, he moved to Metairie, LA to be nearer to his son, Robert Alvarez and his granddaughter, Alexis Alvarez. Both survive him, along with his wife Theresa Alvarez-Dolan. He spent his last Christmas holidays with all of them. He is also survived by his two sisters-in-law, Maria Conte and Leigh Scatasti, brother in law Rob Clausen, nephew Brian Scatasti, and niece Deanna Scatasti and her daughter, Jayla.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE. A visitation will be held prior from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Interment will follow the service at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.