Benjamin Dolley

Benjamin J. Dolley

1923 - 2005

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Obituary of Benjamin Dolley

Benjamin J. Dolley, age 82, of Schoonover Drive, Corning passed away Thursday, December 15, 2005 at Corning Hospital

Mr. Dolley was born August 4, 1923 in Corning, NY the son of the late Benjamin F. and Helen M. (Stenger) Dolley. After graduating from Painted Post High school he answered the call of duty with the U. S. Air Force and served during WWII. On December 31, 1946, Benjamin married Margaret Shelman in Corning with Rev. Lorimer Crippen officiating. She predeceased him December 13, 2001.

Benjamin was employed by Corning Glass Works for 44+ years as a Master Welder.

He was a member of the Masons Consistery, Blue Lodge, American Welding Society, Shriners, American Legion John P. Eaton Post in Corning, Corning Painted Post Masonic Lodge #168, and the Local AFLCIO 1000, where he was a trustee for many years.

In his spare time, he was also a welder by trade and enjoyed being outside in his yard taking care of his landscaping. He was a very good conversationalist and a great storyteller who had a passion for western movies, especially ones starring John Wayne. Ben and wife enjoyed many adventures traveling all over the United States.

Ben is survived by his children, Yvonne Dolley, William (Trudy) Dolley, and Paula J. Dolley; grandchildren, David Dush, Jonathan Dush, Jacob Dush, and Trudi (Matthew) Lahn; great grandchildren, Devon Dush, Deandra Dush, and Destiny Dush; brothers, Francis Dolley, Joseph Dolley, William Dolley, Evans Dolley, and Thomas Dolley; sisters, Helen Bishop, Bessie Holmes, and Emma West; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers and sisters - in - law.

His family will receive friends on Saturday, December 17, 2005 from 11:00am until 3:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY where his Masonic and Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 pm at with Rev. James S. Ellis officiating.

Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona.

Flowers will be graciously accepted, but donations may be directed to a charity of ones choice.