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Roy Watson Van Dolah

August 13, 1941 — December 7, 2021

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Van Dolah – Roy Watson, “KC”, 80, East Conemaugh, went to be with the Lord on December 7, 2021 at Conemaugh Medical Center. Born on August 13, 1941 in Kansas City, KS, son of Charlie and Dorothy (Klaber) Copeland. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia A. Van Dolah; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hauer and Karen Yasko, and brothers-in-law; Theodore Daniel Yasko, John Yasko, Jr. He is survived by his loving son, Roy Wayne (Cheri) Van Dolah, Collinsville, OK, daughters, Angela M. Gorzelsky, and her significant other, Jim Veazey, both of Johnstown, Rebecca L. Van Dolah, East Conemaugh, and Lisa A. Vasas and significant other, Frank Morrison., East Conemaugh; grandchildren, Timothy (Hanna) Neeld, Shane Dilling, Daniel “Mikey” Van Dolah, Rodney W. Graham, John E. Vasas III, Stephen M. Graham, Kristinia Prewitt and Randy Van Dolah; great grandchildren, Bailey, Marley, and Bodhi Neeld and Lillith Patricia Van Dolah; brothers-in-law, Richard (Jan) Yasko, Paducah, KY and Ronald Yasko, Johnstown and several nieces and nephews. Also, special companion and buddy Jasper who loved to go trucking with his daddy Roy. Roy retired from Boilermakers Local #154, Pittsburgh, where he was a welder over 30 years. He was a member of Maple Hill Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS, and former member of Conemaugh Fire Club; Fraternal Order of Eagles #1811, Conemaugh-Franklin American Legion Post #633, and the Woodvale Avenue Olympic Club. He was also a member of the Abdallah Shriners, York Rite of Kansas Wyandotte Chapter No. 6, Ivanhoe Commandery No. 21 Knights Templar Kansas City, KS, and Free Masons Ben Hur Lodge No. 332 Kansas City, KS. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Steelers, the Kansas City Chiefs and playing his lottery numbers every day. Roy loved spending time with his entire family. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, with the Rev. Cliff Ritchey officiating. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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