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Notes for Clarence James Bolas and Dorothy Lee

1948 Clarence Bolas and Dorothy Lee were married on August 28 in Batavia, Genesee County, New York. [1] [2]

2008 Dorothy Lee Bolas died on August 13 and was buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery and Mausoleum, Batavia, Genesee County, New York. [3]

2019 Clarence James Bolas died on February 9 and was buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery and Mausoleum, Batavia, Genesee County, New York. [4] He shares a memorial with his wife Dorothy Lee and his brother Chester Adam. The memorial inscription is,

Dorothy Lee Clarence James Chester Adam
May 19, 1931June 3, 1928 Sept. 4, 1918
Aug. 13, 2008Feb. 9, 2019 Nov. 1, 1991

An obituary states, [5]

Clarence James Bolas of Batavia, age 90.
Clarence's journey to be with the Lord and mom happened on February 9, 2019. It was important for him to die peacefully at home. With the awesome help from hospice, we were able to make his wish come true.

He is now reunited with his wife, Dorothy (Lee) Bolas who died in 2010, his parents Joseph and Catherine (Buczek) Bolas, his siblings Josephine Weiler, Mary Schneider, Louie, Billy, Chet, Eddie and Leo Bolas.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathie Tyrholm, Barb (Al) Clark, Debbie (Guy) Cassiano, his grandchildren, Bobby Baiocco, Nicole (Alden) Goodwin, Brandi (Jeff), Jodi and Aaron Clark, Derek (Courtney) Cassiano and 2 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Leah Dipalma.

Clarence was a proud union member of IBEW local 1249. His job took him and his family across the country, eventually ending up back in Western New York. He carried memberships in the Our Lady of Batavia Council 11728 Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight, Moose Lodge, Elks Club, and the Grange. Up until last year he served as usher at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Every Sunday he would open the church about 2 hours early and stay busy organizing all the books, filling the holy water bowls, setting up the table for the gifts and shoveling snow when need be!!

His energy levels up to age 90 were unbelievable! The work he was still able to accomplish up to this age was nothing short of miraculous. He kept going and going and going until he tired his body right out after 90 1/2 years. As he pondered his life one day, he said "I think I overdosed on work!" Anyone who knows him will shake their head in agreement with his conclusion.

Please join the family to Celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial 11am Thursday February 14, 2019 at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Site), he will be laid to rest with his wife in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations in Clarence's memory can be made to Homecare & Hospice, Resurrection Parish, Our Lady of Batavia Council 11728 Knights of Columbus or a charity of the donor’s choice.


[1] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[2] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[3] Find A Grave Memorial 157851758, [FindAGrave].

[4] Find A Grave Memorial 196771456, [FindAGrave].

[5] https://www.tomaszewskifh.com/obituary/clarence-james-bolas, Michael S.Tomaszewski Funeral and Cremation Chapel, [URL].