Dolores Oliver

(Mar 2, 1933 to May 5, 2010)

Although it’s been said that racing is the most exciting when a car is doing 172 MPH while upside down, Dolores didn’t think so. Armed only with her stopwatches, she performed the timing and scoring for races at Pocono, Watkins Glen and even the 24 hours of Daytona. She often picked her favorite drivers for more than their driving records; Michael Schumacher drove Italian cars and Carl Edwards looked like her grandson. But this may have been a testament to how much she loved her husband; Jack was the original race fan. High School sweethearts from the Palmyra Class of 1950, the two always remained inseparable. As a couple the grass never grew under their feet, they took trips to all 50 states. And if she was known to spoil him a bit, it was simply in her loving nature to do so. For her family there is nothing she would not do. She moved from her home in NY to Cherry Hill to care for her elderly mother, would think nothing of dropping everything to have the grandkids for a week, and as a parent she was inspired to instill those same values in her daughters.rnShortly after high school, on Christmas Day, 1951 Dolores and Jack were wed. Their 59 year union was blessed by their daughters Pamela Jane Simco (Paul) of Poundridge, NY and Donna Oliver McLaughlin (Stephen) of White Plains, NY and again by their grandchildren: Katie, Anthony and Daniel Simco and Lyndsey, Sean, Jason and the late Jordan McLaughlin. Dolores is also survived by her brother Charles Shontz of Cinnaminson. rnCome celebrate 77 wonderful years (Mar. 2, 1933 – May 5, 2010) Tuesday from 4-8PM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at 7:30. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Lyndsey TLC Foundation 25 Blackthorn Ln., White Plains, NY 10606.rn

9 thoughts on “Dolores Oliver

  1. Frankie Jo Lugiano

    Dolores was one of my dearest life-long friends. We have shared experiences for over 45 years. She and Jack were our closest supporters during my husband Joe’s racing activities with the SCCA.rnrnDolores and I always enjoyed what was going on with our two daughters and our grandchildren.rnShe was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband, Jack, had a beautiful marraige and created many happy memories over their life-time together.rnrnI will miss her terribly and send my deepest condolences to all the family. God bless each of you. Remember all the happy years with her.rnrnEternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may thy perpetual light shine upon her.

  2. P.E. Dutch Muetz

    My condolences to Dolores Family.rnLately my thoughts had been wandering back to the enjoyable walks and talks that Dolores and I use to take back in the high School days. There were time that I had thought how She was doing, but as I read the obits, Dolores had a wonderful life and that pleased me to read.

  3. Angela Lugiano

    Dear Jack Pam and Donna, So sorry to hear about your loss of your Mom and wife Delores. Delores was a sweet childhood memory of mine and my sister Gina. She and Jack were great friends of my parents Frankie and Joe and they always had many laughs together. Delores was kind and patient and truly made the best rice pudding :) Thinking of you all during this time Love Angela Lugiano

  4. Bob and Evalynne Downes

    Oh Dear Jack,rnFrankie Jo Lugiano has just shared with us the unpleasant news of Dolores’ passing.rnrnHow blessed we all were to have known Dolores. She was a steadfast and grand lady. rnrnWe will pray for your strength in this sadness and hope that your future will be bright in the knowledge that Dolores will always be with you. You will see her mostly in the eyes of your Grandbabes. rnrnOur deepest sympathy,rnBob and Evalynne Downes

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