April 8, 1925 - April 29, 2018
LAUREL - Harvey Lee Dolby, 93, passed away on April 29th at his home while surrounded by family. He went home to be with his lifelong sweetheart and wife, Dorothy H. Dolby. They shared 65 years together before she passed in 2011. Born in Laurel, Delaware on April 8th, 1925, he was the son of Frank and Dolly Dolby. He spent his young adult life serving in the United States Marine Corp during WWII aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. After discharge from the USMC he spent several years in the DE National Guard. He later pursued a career in the construction field while raising his children on the family farm. He was a devoted member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Laurel where he will be greatly missed by dear friends. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, woodworking, and especially loved spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and joy he brought to those around him. He is survived by his four children, Dolly Thompson and her husband Russel, Steve Dolby and his wife Debbie, Jeff Dolby and his wife Wendy, and David Dolby and his wife Sharon; eight grandchildren, Renee Rostein, Ronnie Orendorf, Jason Dolby, Laurie Comorat, Matthew Dolby, Caitlin Givens, Lindsay Dolby, and Gregory Dolby; six great-grandchildren Tyler Rostein, Jordyn Crossley, Laurel and Travis Orendorf, Jadyn Dolby, and Kendall Givens; and one great-great grandchild, Samuel Rostein. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lee Dolby, brothers Jack and Brooks Dolby, and his wife of 65 years Dorothy H. Dolby. A celebration of Harvey’s life will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Avenue in Laurel. The Reverend Dr. Howard Backus will officiate. Inurnment in the church columbarium will follow the services. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 600 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar.
LAUREL - Harvey Lee Dolby, 93, passed away on April 29th at his home while surrounded by family. He went home to be with his lifelong sweetheart and wife, Dorothy H. Dolby. They shared 65 years together before she passed in 2011. Born in Laurel,... View Obituary & Service Information
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