Michael Dorolek, 43, of Suwanee passed away on January 4th. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna and Joseph Wasiela and Emily and Joseph Dorolek. He is survived by his wife, Amy; daughters, Abby, Josie, and Sadie; parents, Joe and Joanne; brothers, Joe, Greg, and Mark; his nieces and nephews Marinna, Garrett, Lanie, Jack, Brady, James, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Stephanie, Julie, Kathryn; brother-in-law, Terry Smith and mother-in-law, Frances Lanier. Mike was a fun-loving, caring father and a loving, devoted husband. His family meant everything to him. Mike was very personable and touched everyone he met with his kindness and great sense of humor. He will be missed more than words can say. A funeral service honoring the life of Mike will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 8th at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Deacon Greg Ollick officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. Amy I am so sort for the loss of your husband I am praying for your and your family love Susan Marshall

  2. So sorry to hear this. What a sad and untimely loss for his family. Blessings and comfort to you all.

  3. Words cannot express my sorrow over your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  4. My sympathies to the entire Dorolek family for the loss of Mike. I have fond memories of him from back in our Redan High School days.

  5. I am in shock right now. Mike and I shared so many laughs during Allgood and Redan school days. He was the coolest and funniest guy and a great friend. Condolences to the family, will keep you in prayer.

  6. My deepest and sincerest condolences to everyone in the Dorolek family. So many good memories of all of you from Allgood, Redan and even DeKalb College days. My prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  7. So very sorry to hear this. We all had so many fun memories growing up in Carlisle and going to Redan. Prayers and blessings and peace to the family.

  8. I grew with the Dorolek’s right down the street. I Remember jumping on the trampoline with Mike and all his brothers and my brother and sister. I am terribly saddened by the news of your loss. Prayers for his wife and children, parents and brothers. GOD bless

  9. My condolences to the family during this difficult time. Prayers sent for comfort and peace to all affected by this loss.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. As part of Mike’s “Redan Family”, I know that he was a beloved member and will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

  11. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Such fond memories from Redan Days…Mike will be missed.

  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family. I am truly sorry to hear the news of his passing.

  13. So saddened by this news. My heart goes out to his family. A special hug for his brothers from me.

  14. My prayers for the family!! Mike & Joey were friends from high school. My heart especially aches for his wife & children, I lost my husband & soulmate, when he was 41 and lost my Mom when I was 16, this grief journey is not easy!! This journey as a widow is definitely difficult, to say the least. I don’t know Mikes wife, but if she would like to contact me please do… 770 841 5317… God will take care of each and everyone of Mike’s loved ones… keep your Faith, Hope & Love alive… I am sure Mike would want that!!

  15. I am praying for your entire family & am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I pray that you will truly experience God’s comfort & peace right now & know that so many care & are praying for you.

  16. Mike to me…great times at Corpus Christi, cut up time in Mr Brocks Ga History class, playing hoop in Stone Mtn Basketball in the Rock Gym, Friday night football games and the McDonald’s parking lot, nights of parties in homes in Hidden Hills, Mainstreet, and Carlyle with no parents in sight…
    In all those great adolescent times there you were, in the middle of it and having fun. Your laugh could be heard and your presence was known. You were a great person.

    RIP Mike.

  17. So saddened to hear this news. You will be greatly missed. I have fond memories of you with my brother (Kevin Moss) from the 80’s. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  18. Joe, Joanne and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all of you at this time of sorrow.
    Phil (Vince) & Sue Lakso

  19. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Mike was a big part of my childhood. I am incredibly thankful for the memories we shared growing up together.

  20. Joe, Joanne, and Family: I write this with a heavy heart. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed Michael.

  21. My deepest sympathy to all of the Dorolek family. Sending love and prayers in this difficult time.

  22. Saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dorelek family. So many great memories from the old neighborhood.

  23. When I think of Mike and his many wonderful qualities, my mind rests most on his kindness. This kind way of his was constant and sincere and it made it easy to be with him. Remembering Mike from elementary, middle and high school, he was always gentle and thoughtful with his words and actions. I am praying for Peace, Comfort and Healing to fill the hearts of his dear family. I am so very sorry.

  24. I am so sorry to hear such sad news. Sending you all my deepest sympathies for this terrible loss.

  25. Prayers for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead for Mike’s family. I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss.

  26. Mike D was truly one of a kind. A great friend, brother, son, father, husband and one of the best friends I’ve ever had. The memories are far too many to recount here. I’ll never forget the times we shared- good and bad. You were like a brother to me. I pray for you wife and children. We’ll meet again in the Great Gig in the Sky. Toast to the good times and laugh at all the craziness and sleepless nights we caused our parents. All hail the Captain of the VHB’s. Rest in peace my brother. I love you.

  27. Sweet Amy, I am so sorry. You have amazed me with your strength this week. I am certain Mike is so proud of you. I love hearing your stories about Mike and his sense of humor. You have a great memory, so you will be able to share those funny stories with your sweet girls. Mike knows everything now! Love you

  28. I was so sad to hear that Mike passed away. So many fun times with Mike, Garland, Phil and Jeff . I know this loss is tremendous to his family and I pray for comfort and healing to you all. Mike will be truly missed.

  29. All I can say is Mike, Bruce, Eric, JP, Kevin made B team Football fun for me. Mike had a wild and crazy spirit. always want to bigger and badder than his brother Joe. I learned that on th football field. Senior Junior Egg fight in Hidden Hills. Young Life meetings in Carlyle Club house awesome memories.

    All I can say is, “It’s Great to be a Redan Raider!”

  30. Mike was truly a great friend ,brother and confidant. He loved his Family and friends with a passion. Godbless Amy and the kids.Prayers to the Dorolek’s may God be with you during this hard time. You will be forever missed. A friend I will never forget. Love you Mike D..See you on the other side…..,.

  31. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dorolek family. I have so many memories with Mike from 1 grade thru all of high school. I am truly saddened by this news
    RIP brother !

  32. My deepest condolences to the Dorolek family for the loss of Mike. My prayers and thoughts to all during this time of loss.

  33. Still at a loss for words! Mike D. You really were a special guy and one I truly look up to. So many good times come to mind when I think back! I wish this life wasn’t so busy so that you and I could of had another great night together, as we had many! All I can think about is your wife and 3 girls and how proud you were to speak of them! I guess you can RIP knowing all these people will be looking out for all your girls, as will i! Prayers that your family can keep there faith in these difficult times and that your girls will grow up healthy and know the great person you were! 1 of a kind..RIP Mike D.

  34. So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. An honor to have known him. Redan community is deeply saddened.

  35. Praying for comfort for your family during this difficult and unimaginable time. Sending love to your girls.

  36. Joe, Joanne and Family,
    We are so shocked and saddened by this news. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  37. I am so sorry to hear this. I have read all of the other entries here and am surprised at all the names I recognize. I’m happy to see how loved you are and am so sad for your family. My thoughts and prayers are coming all the way across the country. God Bless your family and may you rest peacefully in Heaven.

  38. I am very sad to hear this. My condolences to the entire Dorolek family. I have a lot childhood memories growing up with Mike!

  39. The Harvey family is so sad to hear about Mike. We have many fond memories of the fun loving Dorolek boys growing up in Carlisle and at Allgood and Redan. Sending warm thoughts to his brothers, to his parents, Joe and Joanne, to his wife, Amy, and to his girls. Sending our love to you all.

  40. I was so sad to hear the news of Mike’s passing and I just want to send prayers to the Dorolek family and his wife Amy and 3 children. He held a special place in all of our hearts in the Redan community and will truly be missed by all. Sending love and God bless you all.

  41. We are so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a wonderful guy and lots of fun.
    We had great times with all the Doroleks
    Our prayers are with all of you
    All of Love,
    Kathy and Vaughn

  42. Joe, Joanne and all of the Dorolek Family I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you.

  43. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. Some of my best memories growing up include Mike … he always had a way of making things better. Will be greatly missed.

  44. My condolences to the Dorolek family.Just heard of this and deeply saddened but praying for all friends & family.Mike always had a smile & great sense of humor….Allgood & Redan days he was always there….will never forget you Mike Playing Led Zep in honor….I pray for your wife and girls…you have always had a great family…… I will never forget our days in the 80’$ in Carlisle…peace my friend.Love ya dude, Tye Boy

  45. I just heard the news yesterday and just can’t believe it. I was blessed to have Mike as a friend and shared too many memories to list. I’ll be praying for your family brother.

    Rest in peace Miquel, B.

  46. Just joined Facebook in the last week or so and this is one of the first pieces of news I have read. Feels so empty to see his face pop up with this sort of news. Redan was a VERY tight family and we all feel sorrow when part of it is pulled away. Seeing the names above for the first time in 20 years brings back so many good memories and I am glad that Mike was in many of them. I didn’t know the entire Dorolek family, but I new Joey very well – and am passing Joe and the entire family my condolences. Brian

  47. I know this is so much later and I hope it brings joy to know that Mike is still being thought of regularly by those who treasured him. An old friend from Redan reached out to me and this was the first bit of news he shared with me.
    Mike was such an integral part of my high school experience and such a wonderful person. I’ve read all of the other messages and they are right- Mike was so much fun and super funny, his laugh still resonates in my head today, and I can see him vividly, smiling as usual. He was a great person through and through. Ironically, I was just recently looking at old photos and, of course, he was in so many of them.
    He made such an impression on all of us- he will never be forgotten.
    To his wife and children- how blessed you were to have this man as yours. I hope you all are still surrounded by his beautiful memory and can feel him in this time. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Sending love and light in every day to come~

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