Ralph William “Tommy” Dollinger
Birth Date: January 15, 1938Death Date: September 29, 2017
Ralph William “Tommy” Dollinger, age 79, died of lung cancer on September 29th, 2017, in his home in Rockwall, Texas.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Ann Bryant Dollinger of Rockwall, Texas, daughter Susan Mase, son-in-law Rob Mase, daughter Tonya Burns and son-in-law Lee Burns, sisters Marion Walkner of Dallas, Linda Baumblatt of California and Brenda Warren of Tennessee, four granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother Victor Dollinger and Thelma Hibbs Dollinger, in-laws Eddie and Alda Bryant, sisters Martha Hosier and Carol Zellers and his son Steven Scott Dollinger.
Tommy was born on January 15, 1938, in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in Mt. Morris, Illinois and then joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged 1963. He also attended DCCCD in Richardson, Texas. He worked at Blue Cross Insurance, Hartford Insurance and Continental Emsco working in data processing. He then left the corporate world and opened The Quick Print Shop in Rockwall, Texas.
Tommy was a Rotarian, won the Paul Harris award and was Rotarian of the year, a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and active and involved in the ping pong group at The Senior Center in Rockwall, Texas. He enjoyed carving realistic waterfowl and walking his dog, Carlie.
Tommy was a founding member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall, Texas and remained a faithful member until his death.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 6-8 pm at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, TX.
The funeral is scheduled for 11 am on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic church, 1305 Damascus Rd, in Rockwall, Texas.
Burial will be at Restland Dallas following a reception at the church. The funeral Mass will be officiated by Father George Monaghan and Deacon Jim Daniels.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tommy’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Lady of the Lake Building Fund or Patriot Paws Rockwall, Texas.