Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Caroline F. Dolyk
Founding Member Of The Lorain American-Croatian Club
Age 97 Years
Born: November 22, 1920   Died: October 22, 2018

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Caroline F. Dolyk, (nee Frankovich), age 98, passed away on the afternoon of Monday October 22, 2018. Born in Lorain on November 22, 1920, she had been a life-long resident of the city.

Caroline was a parishioner of the former St. Vitus Catholic Church and was affiliated with St. Theresa’s Guild there. She was currently a member of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish.

Mrs. Dolyk was extremely proud of her Croatian heritage and was one of the founding members of the American-Croatian Club of Lorain.

In her free time she enjoyed reading, crocheting, and both flower and vegetable gardening.

She is survived by her son Michael A. Dolyk and daughter-in-law Marcia residing in North Olmsted

Caroline was preceded in death by her husband Mike Dolyk in 2000, daughter Carol Kurjan in 1995, parents Frank and Josephine (nee Canjar) Frankovich, sisters Josephine Derifay, Frances Chaszar,  and Mary R. “Mara” Danevich, brothers Louis “Lefty” and Edward Frankovich, infant twin brothers Frank and Steven Frankovich, and infant brothers Nick, Frank, and Matthew Frankovich.






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Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, 2143 Homewood Drive, Lorain. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions to the Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Road, Parma, OH 44134.