Gerald T. Dolejs
June 9, 1932 – February 18, 2021
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynne M. Dolejs; parents, Frank and Edith Dolejs; brother, Donald Dolejs. He is survived by his children: Elizabeth Dolejs (Robert Pezdirtz), Teri Corcoran (Kevin), Frank Dolejs (Lisa Long), and Lisa Martin (Todd); grandchildren: Abbey Vance (Nate Vance), Bridget Dolejs (Alan Flynn), Jerry Dolejs, Bridget Strickland (Travis), and Ryan Corcoran (Kelly); and five great-grandchildren.
Joe, Jerry, Dad was a pharmacist for sixty-one years, came home singing every night, and only got sick on the weekends. He loved sports, especially horse racing, football, basketball and expected you to pay up the dollar if your team lost. He was forever looking for the perfect exacta, and joked that his father gave him his horse playing “system,” and his brother got the Budweiser distributorship. He had an affinity for dancing, children, and animals. Children loved his playful nature. He was kind to everyone he met, and always wanted to know your name. He attributed everything good that was in his life to his wife Lynne, as she him.
Dad was a man who unconditionally loved and supported his family and friends. A person of great character who embodied strength and honesty, but never took himself too seriously. A man who was undoubtedly faithful, a provider, a caregiver, a patriarch, and a spiritual role model. He was wise and a comedian-the life of every party. This only scratches the surface of what a gentleman he was. We are so lucky and honored to have had him as our Dad.
“The Bohemian Knows”
“S pánem Bohem”
VISITATION: Friday, February 26th from 9am to 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St., followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Creighton Athletics Department or The Stephen Center.
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