Obituary of Charles Dolinskas
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Charles “Chuck” Dolinskas, 73, of Keene Valley, NY, passed away on January 30, 2023. Chuck was born on March 23, 1949 to Charles and Anne Dolinskas in Newark, NJ. Ever the outdoorsman, Chuck braved the cold to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Maine. Prior to his retirement, Chuck worked as a Senior Programs Analyst at Honeywell Utility Solutions.
Chuck enjoyed art, architecture, sailing, woodworking, photography and science. In addition to his love for learning, Chuck loved animals and the outdoors. When his children, Daniel and Megan, were young Chuck and his family would spend summers camping and canoeing while winters were spent skiing.
Throughout his life, Chuck dreamed of owning a sailboat and spending his days on the water. He eventually purchased a boat of his own, a J-30 he named Cariad. He treasured each minute on Lake Ontario with his friends and family. He was an active member of the Oswego Yacht Club and helped plan several regattas.
Chuck is survived by his sister, Carol Dolinskas; son and his wife Daniel and Suzanna Dolinskas; daughter and her husband, Megan and Nick Johns, and their child Jake Johns. Chuck is also survived by his former wife and the mother of his children, Penny Noll. Chuck will be missed by his extended family, including Fred Fischer; and by his friends from throughout his life. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Susan Dolinskas.
At Chuck’s request, no services will be held. A small celebration of Chuck’s big life will be held for friends and family in July. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alliance for the Great Lakes at donate.greatlakes.org and Camp Nejeda at www.campnejeda.org. Condolences for the family may be left at www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com