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Raymond Robert Dolan

September 12, 1931 — April 29, 2022

Raymond Robert Dolan

Raymond Robert Dolan, Sr. (Bob) passed away peacefully on April 29, 2022, in Oklahoma City, where he raised his family and lived his entire life. He was 90 years old.Bob was born on September 12, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1955. He never missed a Notre Dame football game, even if that meant disrupting family holidays or other events. After college he joined the Army Air Corps and was posted to Korea, where he flew reconnaissance missions as well as Bob Hope and his troupe of performers around Korea during his annual Christmas visits with the troops. After leaving the Army Air Corps, Bob joined his father, mother and brother in the family heating and air conditioning business, from which he finally retired in 2010.On September 8, 1956, he married the love of his life, his wife Carol, who survives him. They were married for over 65 years. Together they raised seven children, numerous dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, parakeets and a duck. In addition to being a rabid Notre Dame fan, Bob loved to travel, enjoyed playing tennis, driving his pontoon boat around Lake Tenkiller, restoring antique guns, and, most of all, doting on his nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild, who could do no wrong in his eyes. He was also an avid pilot and aeronautics geek, who bought his first airplane when he was 14 years old. A visit to the Smithsonian National Aeronautics and Space Museum was always a treat with him.In addition to his wife Carol, Bob is survived by five of his seven children: Robert, Jr. (Chris) of Washington, DC, John (DeeAnn) of Oklahoma City, Judi (Glenn) McAllister of Elkridge, MD, Michelle (Jim) Cannan of Downers Grove, IL, and Dyann (Chris) Godown of St. Croix, USVI, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild as well as sisters- and brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two sons Kevin and Timothy, and his son-in-law Glenn.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Lawrence Ministries of Christ the King Catholic Church.
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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Christ the King Catholic Church

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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