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Richard A. Dolejs, owner of Dolejs Realty and Property Management dies

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Richard A. “Dick” Dolejs, 81, of Burr Ridge, passed away suddenly on December 17.
Mr. Dolejs was a well-known Realtor-property manager.
He was born January 10, 1929 in Chicago to Andrew M. Dolejs and Marie Jungvirt. He attended Farragut High School, Millikin University, Northwestern and John Marshall Law School.
He served in the Army as a special agent during the Korean War, stationed in Japan.
As an active community leader, he served on the boards of civic, fraternal and Czech organizations.
He was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for his tireless commitment and dedication to his Chicago and suburban communities.
As the creator of the name “Little Village” in Chicago in the early 1960s, he spent many hours, days and weeks promoting the successful change over from South Lawndale to Little Village.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Baumruck); daughters Donna Klecka, Kristine (David) Bisset, Andrea (Ed) Studzinski, Sheri Dolejs (Ted) Gerber; son Richard M. Dolejs; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; niece Glenna Colton Foster and two great nieces.
Celebration of his remarkable life services pending. Interment private.
Donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago can be mailed to 2211 N. Oak Park Ave.. Chicago, IL 60707.

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