Thomas Edward Dolecki

Posted August 07, 2020

Thomas Edward Dolecki of Ladson, SC, originally from Salamanca, NY, was born January 16, 1944 and passed peacefully in his residence the morning of August 7, 2020 of natural causes, surrounded by family and his loving wife, Joyce Dolecki of 55 years. He is survived by his wife and four sons and spouses, Michael/Joy Dolecki of Ridgeville, SC, Mark/Paige Dolecki of Snoqualmie, WA, Matthew/Silvia Dolecki of Ladson, SC, and Mitch/Susan Dolecki of Cadiz, OH. He is survived by his 8 grandchildren, Jessica Weil, Eliza Dolecki, Spencer Dolecki, Devin Dolecki, Charris Dolecki, Justin Dolecki, Tyler Dolecki, and Dylan Dolecki.

Thomas grew up in Salamanca, NY and joined the U.S. Navy in July, 1962 as a Radioman and served in the Vietnam War, until July 1968. After he completed his six-year tour, he went back to Salamanca to raise his family. He served as the Police Commissioner in Salamanca for 12 years. Once his sons were all grown and married, Thomas and Joyce moved to Ladson, SC to escape the cold weather and live in warmer conditions, where they have lived happily for the last 18 years.

There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Thomas will be cremated at the Tri County Crematorium. He will be remembered for his love of being with family, and his witty, sarcastic humor.


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