Dolores ‘Dolly’ Marie Bialon (nee Kluga) passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from Congestive Heart Failure and Dementia. She was 94 years old. Dolores was born on August 7, 1923 in East Chicago, IN. Lived and worked there until moving to Hammond, Indiana in 1951 to raise her family. In 2000 she finally moved to Corona, CA and has been living at Vista Cove Care Center for the last three years.
Dolores was the eldest daughter of Thomas and Rose Kluga. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-five years Edward B. Bialon of East Chicago IN. She is survived by her son Edward R. Bialon of Corona CA, son Robert S. Bialon of Cloverdale CA, sister Florence Dartt of Orient, IL, step-grandson Erik Miller of Bloomington IN, many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and especially her dog ‘Mimi’.
She graduated from St. John Cantius Grade School and attended Washington High School in East Chicago, IN. She worked at numerous companies including Calumet Blue Print, Maruszczak’s Sausage Company, and Standard Oil before retiring from Carson Pirie Scott in Hammond.
Dolores was simply known as ‘Dolly’ or ‘Auntie Dolly’ to all that knew her. Her generous and giving nature to help others, if only by a simple smile, kind words or a hug, was always appreciated and welcomed by all. She valued Life, Laughter, Living and Love! At age 90 she flew with Rob Harrison (‘The Tumbling Bear’) in his aerobatic airplane, an experience that she never forgot and a friendship always dearly remembered. Family and friends were important to Dolores and she kept in touch by mail and phone for years always eager to say hello and hear their voice.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association to help combat Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
Services are scheduled for 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 6th 2017 at St. Matthews Catholic Church: 2140 W. Ontario Ave. Corona, CA 92882.
Her ashes will be placed next to her husband of 25 years at Holy Cross Cemetery: 801 Michigan City Road. Calumet City, IL. 60409
It’s time to go and say good-bye to those you know now, but then say hello again to all those lost, loved and forgotten from past years. Yours now is to have a new peace, a new life, remembering lost memories, having a new home with all that love you for an eternity. So long Dolly. Good-bye Auntie Dolly. Love You Mom.