The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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Andrew Dolan & Gloria Lorraine (Steeves) Dolan Honor A Deceased Veteran
September 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Gloria Lorraine (Steeves) Dolan & Andrew Dolan Honor A Deceased Veteran
Andrew (Andy) Dolan was born on July 30, 1927 in Lansingburgh, New York to the late Andrew D. Dolan and Elsie May Dolan. Andy was the brother of William “Bill” Dolan, Frances “Pat” Dolan, Molly Donahue and Elsie Craig.
Andy attended Troy Schools until 10th grade, when he enlisted into the United States Navy.
Andy enlisted in the United States Navy on October 1, 1943 at 16 years old. Andy’s original assignment was as a Seaman, serving abroad the PC USS 576. He was then transferred to LST 700 (Land Sea Transport), which was destroyed by Japanese Zero kamikazes and towed to the Philippines. Later, Andy was transferred to LST 992, where his job was to drive small landing craft vehicles into the beaches during the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign of World War II. On March 21, 1946, Andy honorably discharged from the Navy. Andy reenlisted in the United States Army in 1948, where he spent the rest of his career serving as a Military Policeman. Andy was a Sharpshooter, both carbine and pistol. During World War II, he served in the Philippines and throughout the Pacific. From 1950-1952, Andy served in Korea, then the North Korean Conflict, and then from July to December 1963, he served in Vietnam. During his service in the Army, Andy was the recipient of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
(Vietnam), Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, four Good Conduct Medals, Korean Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, Letter of Appreciation, Meritorious Unit Citation and Philippine Liberation Medal. On January 31, 1965, Andy retired from the military.
On June 26, 1956, Andy married his wife, the late Gloria L. Steeves Dolan in Gorham, Maine. Together they had four children; Andrew, Peter, Bret and Dorinda; and seven grandchildren; Andrew, Kristina, Bryan, Peter, Zachary, Bret and Britney.
Andy worked for the Troy Police Department for 20 years, retiring in 1985.
Andy was a member of the Troy Police Benevolent Association.
Andy enjoyed gardening, horse wagering and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed helping around his community.
Special sessions may also be convened at the request of the Chairman.
The agenda for a regular session is available on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Members of the public have the opportunity to speak on issues contained in the agenda for one-half hour prior to the opening of the meeting.
We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.
At the request of local interpreters, if an interpreter is needed at any meeting in the Legislature they require 2 weeks advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.