Edward L. Dulovic 1923-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs

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STRUTHERS – Struthers-Edward L. Dulovic, 97, died Saturday evening, September 25, 2021, in Assumption Village.

Ed was born on November 8, 1923 in Youngstown, the second of three children of John and Christina Smotrilla Dulovic.

United in marriage to Viola Devita, whom he knew throughout his childhood, on January 24, 1953, raising two daughters, while residing in Struthers. Ed was predeceased by his wife, 57-year-old Viola; his parents, Christine and John; brother, Paul; and her sister, Dorothy Dulovic Dorbish.

He grew up in Smokey Hollow, attending St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Elementary School and Rayen School. Before graduating from Rayen, he went to the CCC Camp (Civilian Conservation Corps) in Boulder, Colorado in 1939. He left the CCC to enlist in the military at the start of World War II. He started his career at Camp Robinson, Ark. and Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii. In 1943, he was sent to Appemama, in the Gilbert Islands.

As a staff sergeant in the army, he was sent to the Combat Intelligence School, sending him across Europe and the Pacific. After being demobilized in 1946, he re-enlisted for service in the Korean conflict in 1949. While in the military, Ed received numerous medals and lodgings, as well as the honor of the school of the intelligence, from which he graduated in 1950. He was also one of the first groups of veterans taken by Honor Flight Organization to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial. He said he “felt honored to have been selected to go”. Upon leaving the military, he began working at Superior Beverage Co. as a driver, where he worked until his retirement in 1979.

In his spare time, Ed enjoyed golfing, going to the casino, playing Texas hold’em and most importantly spending time with his family.

Mr. Dulovic was an active member of Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers, St. Anthony’s Bocce Club, Tanger Golfing League, served as a Sergeant-at-Arms for Struthers City Council, and he and his wife were active members of Struthers VFW Post 3538, until Viola’s death in 2010.

He was also an active member of the Disabled American Veterans for many years, serving as President of the National and National Sections. A disabled veteran himself, he had a passion to help other veterans who needed benefits. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, Ed participated in the annual Smokey Hollow Memorial Day celebration that honors neighborhood veterans who lost their lives in WWII and the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his daughters, Paula (Harold) Meyers of Columbus and Angela (Richard) Wilson of Canfield; grandchildren, Brad (Christina) Meyers, Scott Meyers, Richard (Felicity) Wilson and Laura (Kyle) Condrick; and great-grandchildren, Gianluca Meyers and Leonardo Meyers.

The family would like to thank Marian Assisted Living, Assumption Village Nursing Home and Hospice of the Valley for their dedication and care for Edward. In his memory, consider a commemorative contribution to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

A private Christian burial mass was held Friday at the Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Calvaire cemetery.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to share memories and condolences online with the family.

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