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Jane Cavan Dolan, 91, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of John Edward Dolan, died Saturday afternoon, June 22, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born December 6, 1927 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and moved to Philadelphia as a teenager where she met John, who she married in 1945 just prior to John’s service in Berlin with the US Army. She was the loving daughter of the late Katharyn C. (nee Cavan) and Joseph J. Litcheck.

During her life, Mrs. Dolan was very active in politics and served for several years on the Highland Park (IL) City Counsel. She ran for mayor of Highland Park, losing by only a small margin of votes. She was also active in a number of presidential and other political campaigns. She was a staunch Republican. She was a communicant of St. Francis Catholic Church, Savannah. She was a life-long fan of the Chicago Bears. Mrs. Dolan and her husband lived in several different states while raising a family and she was dedicated to her church and her children during those years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John (1927-2005); daughter, Edith-Marie Dolan, Esq.; her brother, Drew P. Cavan of Florida and sister, Katharyn M Reid of Philadelphia.

Mrs. Dolan is survived by her daughter, Jane A. Dolan of Savannah; son, John E. Dolan, Jr. of Bartlett, Tennessee; grandchildren, Emily J. Hart of Savannah, Katharyn E. Hart, DVM of Sacramento, California, C. William Hart, Esq. (Irene) of Reno, Nevada; Leah Dolan Edwards (Joel) of Athens, Georgia and Sgt John “Johnny” E. Dolan III, of Fort Riley, Kansas; her sister-in-law, Jeanne Cavan of Pompano Beach, Florida; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many long-time family friends.

A viewing will be on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 9:30 at Toppitzer Funeral Home, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026. Interment will follow at 10 at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the John E. Dolan Memorial Scholarship, Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406.

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  1. George Filmer says:

    The storm has passed, Peace shall be restored.
    With other loving thoughts,
    George Filmer

  2. Marsha Lott says:

    Our Sincerest Sympathies go out to you and your family!
    Marsha and Rick Lott

  3. Bonnie Wilson says:

    Jane and family, I am so sorry for your loss! It is always hard to lose a parent. And Jane you and your kids have always been there for me and Michael and our children. Thank you so much that you’ve done for us these past two weeks Jane. Your children have been such a good blessing to all of us! Call me if you need me, Bonnie Wilson.

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