Donald Kolar

Donald J. Kolar

Sunday, October 22nd, 1939 - Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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Donald J. Kolar, 81, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
He was born on October 22, 1939 in Smith Twp., and was the son of the late Joseph Kollar and Mary (Lesnick) Kollar.
He was the former owner of Kolar Concrete. Donald enjoyed racing sprint cars and was a great sprint car mechanic. He also enjoyed golfing and hunting.
Donald was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps having served during peace time.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his sister and a grandson.
He is survived by his life partner of over forty years, Barbara Crone; two step-daughters Pam Soghomonian and her husband Thomas and Karen Crone; a brother David Kolar, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as two nieces.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, services will be private.
A livestream of the funeral service will be on on Friday February, 26, 2021 at 12:00 Noon.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of your choice.
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    Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Friday, February 26th, 2021 12:00pm
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    260 East Main Street
    Middletown, PA 17057
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    Rev. Britt Strohecker


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Barry and Cindy Wareham sent flowers to the family of Donald J. Kolar.
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Colleen Boyle

Posted at 05:34pm
Dear Barb & Family members,
It was mentioned to me, from your neighbor living next door to you for a long time, wanted me to write on his behalf a message.
George Miller, asked me to send his sympathies to you & Don. You know that George loved you both & wanted to say a big Thank You for all you your help, being there for him, caring ways, long talks together on Georges' porch. I am sure there are so many other things George would like to say, but he sends his best thoughts to you Barb.
With best wishes to you Barb for you to take good care of yourself.
I hope you didn't mind that I called George to let him know of the news?
George Millers' phone # 717-379-7692 if you want to talk to him more when you are ready to.
With Love of the memories,
George Miller

Jenny Wareham Posted at 09:27pm

On behalf of our family thank you very much. I will relay this message to my Grandma. George did stop by a few days ago with his son. Thank you again.

Colleen Boyle

Posted at 05:23pm
Dear Barb & Family members,
We were so shocked, & totally sadden of hearing about Don Kolar's demise so sudden. As neighbors for so long, you couldn't resist his smile, helping people, talking to you, being so laid back, kind, caring, all the good things that you don't always see in people. He was a very active person even up to his 81 yrs., loved animals, talking about his love for golf, working on concrete & a beloved sprint car enthusiast. Barb & Don were made for each other for 40 yrs. they were ultimate pair. God Bless them both for finding each other. We honor the military vets. They sure go out of their way to protect our great country. Jim & I both watched the video on the pictures of Don's past it was so wonderful to see, we also watched the mass given as a live stream, it was such a tear jerker. The many friends he had come up to remember Don was so overwhelming & we never saw that before.
Yes, he is definitely going to be missed for ever, when I heard the news I just cried all day.
Barb & family, please except our greatest condolences.
Barb if you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to call me at 717-930-0149.
Take good care of yourself,
Love you so much,
Colleen Boyle & Jim Rowe at 173 Eby Lane, Middletown, Pa 17057


Jenny Wareham Posted at 09:28pm

Thank you! He was loved very much. It's hard thinking of him not being there.

Bob Dolbin

Posted at 02:06pm
Dear Barb,
My condolences go out to you and your family. My parents knew Don along time ago through racing. My uncle Mitch drove Don's 111 race car. There were stories of new year eve parties that my mom shared with me as well of Don. Later I connected back him through racing working on George Groups race team. He was a great guy and I will miss him dearly and our stories of old. I 'am so glad he got connected up with Kenny and his team and was able to share his knowledge with a whole different group of guys. He will always be with us. My prayers are with you and your family.
Bob Dolbin, Mechanicsburg Pa.

Barry and Cindy Wareham

Posted at 05:22pm
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