Milan "Mike" Dologusin Jr

 July 14, 1947  ---   March 10 2013

Milan was a 1965 graduate of Ellet H.S. and held a Bachelors degree in business from The University of Akron. He was a Vietnam veteran and an accomplished musician and composer who started and played in many area bands. Milan also loved cooking and recieved many prestigious awards for his culinary skills. He retired from Mac Tac Morgan Adhesives with 32 years of service and was currently employed in his second career with GoJo Industries.

Milan will be greatly missed by his loving family: sister and brother-in-law, Lana and Jerry Bodnar; nieces, Bridget McMullen and Jennifer Norton; two great-nephews, one great-niece; his special little girl, Stacey Montgomery; and many other dear relatives and friends.

Visitation Wednesday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hecker Funeral Home in Uniontown, with parastas services at 6 p.m. Funeral will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m., with Rev. Nicholas Wyslutsky officiating. Burial at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cemetery.

Lana...
I found out this morning about Mike...it's not an easy thing to lose a sibling, my heart goes out to you. Please get hold of me when you get the time...Love you...JJ  Jeff Johnson, Akron, Ohio

This guy never failed to make me laugh, hit me with a story, or make me run ALL OVER the tennis court with crazy spin shots that kept hitting the lines. He was a good man. I feel lucky to have been a friend. Michael Enright, Kent, Ohio

Lana & family.. I felt the deepest sorrow for you when I saw Mike's obit in the paper. It's been too long since I've seen Mike, but I remember him teaching me the beginnings of playing my crappy guitar my parents bought second hand. Mike laughed at it & told me to give it a try. (I still have that guitar).. I remember him teasing us as we played with our Beatles dolls(LOL). He was the brother I always wanted. And the haircuts..I still laugh at your mom cutting your bangs so short & grabbing mine and pulling them back and pinning them... I know we don't see each other often enough, but know that I feel your loss, miss you & thought I'd die when you moved out of the neighborhood. You were my best friend - Your mom was always neat.. Mike always trying to ignore us.. He was awesome. My prayers are with you.. Connie Tyson Thomas, Akron, Ohio

Mike introduced me to the Summit County Metro Parks, we hiked many years together. Prior to that, I would load up my Mom and son and meet him on Sunday's at Rolling Acres Mall to walk laps prior to the stores opening. We would window shop and try to increase the number of laps from the prior week.There are givers and takers in this world and Mike was a giver. He gave always 100%.In all the 28 years I have known him, I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone.My Deepest Sympathy to family,and his extended families/friends he helped along the way. Also to all the ones he loved, cherished and cared so deeply for. Proud to have known Mike.
Becky Bloom, Ravenna,OH

Lana and family, I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I've been friends with Mike for 26 years and it's hard to believe he's gone. Our "Lunch Bunch" will never be the same without him. We were to meet again on March 22nd at Tong Tongs (one of Mike's favorite restaraunts). May he rest in peace and may God bless your family during this most difficult time. Lonnie Dye, 

I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was one of the nicest guys I've had the pleasure of knowing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be missed.Teri Casenhiser, Stow, Ohio

It is so beautiful to read all the kind words to my brother. As i go through waves of sorrow, I remember being very little and falling asleep to faint sounds of my brother always playing his guitar..Our parents never stopped him. Also his last saturday, he was talking to the nurses aid telling him how Robert Plant nailed his comeback on Zepplins most recent release....He now knows all I ever wanted to do was be near him, to listen, to learn and help him.....Especially when I saw our mother getting ready to do haircuts, She was that type of person to put pans on your head and cut!!!! Neljean, where were you when my brother and I needed you!!!! i would run and look for my brother to warn him....I believe I was a typical little sister...At my brothers 50th surprise birthday party...Thank you Susie!!!!!...we all wore name tags..Someone came up to me and said, Oh My God are you Lana??? I said yes!!! He said, Man I thought Mike wouldve killed you long ago.....To this day, every once in awhile we would be shopping or having dinner and I would look at him and sorry brother dear!!!!! He would just smile......My brother, I dont know how I am going to do this without your stong hand and heart to guide me, We were a team, we had made some plans so in the future when he got out of the hospital he could get along...but my brother once said to me,listen to this, Want to make God Laugh, tell him your plans.Thank you my Brother, for such beautiful music, Our life together..Lana

I've been away from MACtac for 12 years, and remember Mike as a friendly guy with a twinkle in his eye and a warm heart. Something that his family may not know about him is that he got several of us at work "eating healthier" by taking orders and making a run for Chinese take-out. Mike was a great guy, and will live on in many memories. May God comfort you in your loss. Cathy Smith, Stow, Ohio

Mike was such a great inspiration to me when we played rock'n roll back in 1966-68 with "The Showmen" He had memorized every John Lenon riff to date and was one of the best guitar players in Akron at that time. I'm sure he'll be missed by many. He was such a great guy too! Paul Cole, Greenland, New Hampshire

To the Dologusin Family,
So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I met him as a teen-ager through Anita Dean, and he taught us so much about music. I still have pcitures he took of the WHO in concert...What a special person he is! He will be missed! Christy Steele, 

I am sad to hear this, although I haven't seen Mike in 45 years. I was in a band with him in Akron in the late 60s, The Showmen. Mike had a wonderful spirit and attitude, on top of his tremendous talent. My sincere sympathies go out to his family and friends.Chuck Johnston,
Crozet, Virginia

Lana, Bridget and Jennifer,
So sorry to hear of Milan's passing. Sending prayers your way. May your sadness be erased by loving memories of him. Brenda Keblesh,
Akron, Ohio

Mike, my mentor, you showed me how to use my craft and I do it proudly in your name.We needed to spend more time talking, peace be with you my brother I shall always love you. Tim McMenamee

You were musically gifted from your mother and your sweet gentle nature from your father. I will always remember our long talks when I was with O'neil's , the wonderful dinner you prepared when my boys were so young, and your love for your family and friends. May you rest in everlasting peace as you walk with God.

Thank you for always "putting things together" and fixing toys for Jenn and I when were little. :) I know you are at peace. Cam, Liam and I will miss you always......We love you........I'm sure you have an amazing gig somewhere now......Love you,  Bridget McMullen Norton,
Sarasota, Florida

To the Family
It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter.And although it may seem hard right now,
It will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. At a time like this, we are at a loss for words to express our condolence to someone who has lost a loved one.How to say it to bring comfort?How to say that we care?
How to say that we understand? Words, however kind, can't mend a broken heart but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. May God keep you all safe and from harm in His loving arms until you meet and see your brother,once again....Jacque Teeple, Akron, Ohio

My musical mentor and friend from so long ago...we were all so young. I can't think of those happy and exciting times in the 60's without thinking of you. I will see you again someday. Scott Evans, Richfield, Ohio

Lana and family, I am so sad to have heard this news. I know the closeness you shared with your brother. For whatever reason God was ready for Mike, rest assured he is wrapped in a blanket of warmth from our sweet God! I am sure he is with Aunt Lucy. May God comfort each and everyone of you during this difficult time. God Bless Sheree Simmons, Akron, Ohio

my dear , sweet, cranky uncle we will miss you more than you will ever know..... the angels are surely learning how to rock out now.....
"Five days of warm rain from blue unclouded skies....I need love." Neljean

My goodness, Mike. I was planning on doing a listening session of our music soon.. Once again, you've taught me a valuable lesson. I'll always remember how you helped me, during my rough times. Rest in peace, my friend. You'll be missed. Connie Sharp, Canton, Ohio

Milan Such a great guy and so much fun,!you will be missed R.I.P. sherry {Rose}Bradley, Mena, Arkansas

My friend Mike...I will miss your humor and spirit. You had a heart of gold. May you rest in peace, my friend. Jesse Kaess, Mogadore, Ohio

To Lana and family I just have no words to say how I feel for your loss.I loved you my friend and will miss you more than you will ever know. We did many things together "Through The Years" that was our song. jacque Teeple, Akron, Ohio

                                                                                                                                                          

 

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