Sean Christopher Dolata
Sean Christopher Dolata, 28, of Hermitage, passed away of natural causes on Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 2020, in UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
Sean was born May 16, 1991, in Sharon, the son of Geraldine T. Dolata. A 2009 honors graduate of Hickory High School, he served as the varsity football manager and was voted "Most School Spirit" among his graduating class.
He worked alongside his grandfather in his woodcarving shop, WD Studios in Hermitage.
Sean was a member of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville.
An avid Nascar fan, he looked forward to going to races, especially Bristol, to cheer on his favorite drivers, Jimmy Johnson and Denny Hamlin.
Sean loved sports, in particular the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Cleveland Browns and Indians. He was always happy and enjoyed hunting and going to camp in Tidioute.
He is survived by his mother, of Hermitage; his maternal grandparents, Walter and Peggy Dolata, of Hermitage; an uncle, Michael and Angel Dolata, of Richmond, Ill.; his great-aunts and uncles, Pete and Carole Dolata, of Hermitage; Bob and Karen Dolata, of Jefferson Township, Fred and Bunny Berecek, of Cortland, Ohio; and Gerald and Marianne Daugherty, of Brookfield, Ohio; his beloved cats, Beckley and Bristol; and many cousins.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Cardiology Department, at

Sean Christopher, 28, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (2-19-20) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Thursday (2-20-20) in St. Bartholomew Church, 311 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, 16148, with Rev. Matthew Strickenberger, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on February 17, 2020


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