Joseph Dolan obit

Joseph (Jubby) Edward Dolan, of Greeley, Colo., passed away March 7.

He was born May 21, 1945, in Sterling, Colo., to Joseph and Maggie (Korrey) Dolan. Joe grew up on a family farm in Iliff, Colo., and graduated in 1963.

Joe ultimately earned his Doctorate of Science Degree in Biological Science at the University of Northern Colorado. Joe married Sandy Kaufman on June 18, 1967. They shared nearly 52 years together. Joe was employed at Central Wyoming College for 30 years. His greatest joy was teaching. He went on to serve as the Division Chair, Dean of Academic Services-Vice President. During his time at CWC, he started numerous programs and was instrumental in developing a Microsoft Certified Professional program.

Joe was diagnosed with idiopathic cardiomyopathy in 1999 and eventually received a HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) on Feb. 3, 2016, as part of a trial study. The LVAD afforded Joe three more years that he spent enjoying his family, golf, gardening, cooking and painting. His passion for painting showed in the many pieces he shared with friends and family.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sandy Dolan of Greeley; son, Marc Dolan and LaRaye of Wellington, Colo.; daughter, Michelle Rossman and husband Erin of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Easton and Luke Dolan, Maggie and Grant Rossman; sister, Mary Goff and husband Gordon of Fleming Colo.; as well as extended family and friends.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday March 15 at Christ Community Church, 1301 15th St., Greeley, CO 80634. Memorial contributions can be made in Joe’s name to the University of Colorado Hospital LVAD Patient Fund in care of Adamson Funeral Home, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO. 80634. You can share memories and condolences with Joe’s family at

This is a paid obituary.

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