Dennis J. Dole

Dennis J. Dole, 99, Air Force Retired, a resident of The Nottingham in Jamesville, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Loretto.  He was born in Langford, Town of North Collins, NY on August 6, 1918.  He received his BA degree at SUNY Albany in June of 1941, and his MA degree in Educational Administration at SUNY Albany in August 1949. 

He was drafted into the US Army Air Corps in July of 1941.  He completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a 2nd LT in June of 1942.  He served as Base Adjutant at Drew Field in Tampa, FL.  He spent nearly 5 years on active duty, and 32 years in the Air Force Reserves.  He served as Commanding Officer of the 9300 Air Reserve Squadron at Hancock Field in Syracuse, retiring in August of 1978 with the rank of LT Colonel. 

Mr. Dole taught high school mathematics and science for 28 years at Onondaga Central School, and also served as Vice Principal for 8 years.  He was a member of the 3 teachers New York State Geometry Regents Examination Preparation Committee for several years.  He was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for Mathematics teachers for three summer sessions at the University of New Hampshire, one summer at Colgate University and one summer at NE Louisiana University.  After retirement from teaching, he and his wife, Addie Rae, were the Western and Central New York State sales representatives for Associated Libraries of Philadelphia, PA for 15 years, displaying library books at schools throughout the state. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Addie Rae Courchaine Dole; his son, Joseph (Kathleen) Dole of Fairport; his daughter, Anne Marie Dole of Cortland; twin grandsons, Harry and Sam Dole of Rochester; his brother, Roger (Marge) Dole of Chaffee; his brother-in-law, Ralph Courchaine of Liverpool; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Gregory Dole of Delmar. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 am at Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee Street, DeWitt.  Military honors will be conferred at the church, following Mass.  Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum at St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.  There are no Calling hours. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. 

Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.