Capt. Don J. Dolan

Passed on Apr 6th, 2002 Born in 1918 Highland Wisconsin, Don lost his parents at an early age then was raised by an aunt and an uncle on a dairy farm in New Underwood S.D. Getting up early, working hard and then going to school under difficult conditions. Don joined the navy in 1942 with vision of becoming a WW11 fighter pilot but the closest he got to his dream was as a Motor Machinist's Mate on an Escort Carrier. It was not until after the war that he took flying lessons while working for an Orange County auto dealer that he fulfilled his dream. Eventually becoming an Air Force Instructor. Following this, he joined PSA, where he had an illustreous 20 year flying career beginning in 1958 and culminating as our Chief Pilot and instructor. Outside of PSA, he persued his love of baseball by being a little league coach managing a La Mesa/El Cajon team which in 1961 became the most successful team in San Diego history, winning the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pennsylvania. Don was respected and loved by all who knew him. A truly good man and a great American. He is survived by his wife Ruby, his children, daughters Lynn, Sharon, a son Jim, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. We miss his presence each month when we would gather together. Fly well with God Don....