James “Jim” Dolan

Jim died peacefully at his home in the valley that he loved, with his family by his side on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Jim was born on November 29, 1941, in Washington DC to Bernard and Mary Dolan. He served in the Navy from 1960-1964. On December 7, 1963, he married the love of his life Marian Ondler. The couple had two children, Jeffrey “Jeff” Dolan and Kelly (Dan) Thiem.

Jim was a farmer at heart who took pleasure in working the land and raising beef cattle. He was influential in the local farmers markets and was known for his variety of wonderful canned goods. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Jim loved his family deeply and was the proud Gramps of three. Dylan (Steph) Thiem, Kelsey Thiem and Alex (Angie) Thorn.

Jim is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and two brothers. He is proceeded in death by his parents and sister.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Jim may be shared at

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