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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Dolores Craig Talsky

Dolores Craig Talsky
Dolores Craig Talsky

Dolores Craig Talsky, affectionately known as Mrs. T or Lori, passed away at the age of 90 years on March 22, 2024.

Dolores was born on November 5, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI. She and her husband, Raymond Talsky, ran a successful business as Talsky Builders for several years. They then moved their family to Blythe, CA where she was a stay-at-home mom for her five children. Her husband worked for the Palo Verde Unified School District and taught himself locksmithing.

After several years they then moved the family to Ocala, FL where they started Ray the Locksmith in 1968. Dolores and her husband, Ray, ran the business until 2008.

She is predeceased by her husband, Raymond Talsky, her son, Karl Talsky and her grandsons, Sonny Altman and Marshall Pardee.

She is survived by her children: Judy (James) Ley, Bobby (Luann) Talsky, Kathy (Jim) Rozek, Carol Hoffman. Her grandchildren: Chuck Porter, Chris (Lisa) Porter, Cheryl (Kris) Jolly, Jeanne (Michael) Ley-Schafer; Hannah (Jason Myers) Talsky, Denver (Meaghan) Talsky, Chase Pardee, Asa Pardee; Heather Altman, Joseph Altman, Megan King and Riley King and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, James Craig and Johnny Craig and numerous nieces and nephews.

Known for her strong work ethic and passion for cookie baking, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. There will be no service held at the request of Dolores Talsky. She will be cremated and reunited with her husband Raymond at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.