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Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel
Monday December 13th, 2021
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel
Tuesday December 14th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel
Tuesday December 14th, 2021

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Roy Watson Van Dolah

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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Recording of Service


Dad Jasper and I will miss you so much . But we know you are with Mom now and you are finally happy.

Becky and Jasper Van Dolah Dec 14 2021 6:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Van Dolah

Rebecca VanDolah Dec 14 2021 6:38 PM

Dad I will miss you calling me every morning to check in. I know you are with Mom again. Please give her a hug and kiss from me.

Daughter Angie Dec 14 2021 6:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Van Dolah

Frank Morrison & Lisa Vasas Dec 13 2021 8:12 AM

Angela Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Father..you are in our thoughts and prayers God Bless and comfort you and your family!


I miss your phone call every morning Dad.....give Mom a hug and kiss from me! Love your daughter, Angie

Angela Gorzelsky Dec 11 2021 6:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Van Dolah

Angela Gorzelsky Dec 11 2021 6:44 AM

My heart is broken but I know you are now back with your loving wife. I loved being at work and your face was the first thing I seen when I opened. I will miss our talks 😢 R.I.P Roy till we meet again. My condolences go out to your family

Amanda Graham Dec 10 2021 7:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Van Dolah

Amanda Graham Dec 10 2021 7:27 PM

This breaks my heart so much. You will be missed by so many. I always loved when I worked and you were the first face I seen walk through those doors. I will never forget you. R.I.P love and hugs to your family. Rest with the love of your life now

Amanda Graham Dec 10 2021 7:25 PM