Gabriel R. Bolla of West Grove

Gabriel R. Bolla, 75, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Yvonne “Bonnie” Meiskey Bolla, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in McAdoo, he was the son of the late Gabriel L. and Anna Salvanorich Bolla.

Gabe was a Pennsylvania state trooper for 28 years, retiring in 1988.  After that he was the chief deputy sheriff for Chester County, for 10 years. He also worked for the Unionville School District.

He was a member of Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, the Italian American Club, the American Legion, VFW in Kennett Square, the Knights of Columbus in West Grove, and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 66.

Gabe enjoyed hunting, golfing, the beach, his dahlia garden and he was an avid Eagles fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Lynn Bolla of Kennett Square, and Ann E. Bonk and her husband Pat of Bear, Del.; one sister, Pat Kott of McAdoo, and two grandchildren, Patrick G. Bonk and Kaitlyn R. Bonk.

He was predeceased by one son, Gabriel J. Bolla.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, and again from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, Nov. 23, at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road in West Grove. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square.

In memory of Gabe, a contribution may be made to Assumption BVM Church, 105 W. Evergreen Street, West Grove, PA 19390 or to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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