Thomas J. Dolan, 84, of Blue Bell, a Philadelphia real estate professional whose expertise was in putting together commercial deals, died Friday, Nov. 30, of cancer at Westgate Hills Nursing Center in Havertown.
For 50 years, he negotiated and helped finance many commercial projects in Philadelphia and Manhattan.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Dolan was raised in Upper Darby and graduated in 1946 from Upper Darby High School. In 1950, Mr. Dolan married Lora Marcolina. The two met while summering in Beach Haven, N.J.
From 1959 to 1963, he served as a commissioned first lieutenant in the Army Reserve.
He took a job with George K. Heebner Co., an industrial developer and engineering firm, and rose to vice president of sales. Later, he joined Bankers Bond & Mortgage Co. of Philadelphia as vice president for commercial loans. During the 1970s, he served as an executive vice president of Jackson Cross Co.