P. Austin Dolan, 80, operated family saloon

November 29, 1999|By Joe Nawrozki | Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF

P. Austin Dolan, who operated a family-owned saloon on Greenmount Avenue, died Wednesday of heart failure at Oak Crest Village Care Center in Parkville. He was 80.

Mr. Dolan was a partner in Dolan's Bar and Grill in the 1900 block of Greenmount Ave.

"My father pretty much ran the place," said Peter A. Dolan Jr. of Catonsville.

Mr. Dolan, a Baltimore native, received his high school diploma from Calvert Hall College and enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the United States as a B-29 crewman and was honorably discharged in 1946.

He ran Dolan's with his brother, Joseph A. Dolan, through the 1950s and then purchased a tavern, which was named Dolan's Waverly House, in the 3100 block of Greenmount Ave. He sold it in the late 1960s and managed liquor stores in Roland Park and Cockeysville.

He retired in 1991 and moved with his wife of 55 years, Charlotte M. Dolan, from Towson to Oak Crest Village.

He was a member of the American Legion.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today at Oak Crest Village chapel.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a grandson and a granddaughter.

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