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Frank Joseph "Fritz" Dolak

March 27, 1946 - July 14, 2021

MUNCIE- Frank J. Dolak, know as Fritz, 75, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 following a long illness.

Fritz was born March 27, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the son of the late Frank Dolak and Barbara (Belak) Dolak.

Fritz graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Ball State University where he ear…READ MORE

MUNCIE- Frank J. Dolak, know as Fritz, 75, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 following a long illness.

Fritz was born March 27, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the son of the late Frank Dolak and Barbara (Belak) Dolak.

Fritz graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Ball State University where he earned a doctorate in music. He served in the United States Air Force, playing the clarinet in the Air Force band while being stationed in the Philippines and Dayton, Ohio. Fritz was employed by Ball State University Libraries where he served as the university’s resident expert in copyright and licensing issues until he retired. He was a champion for easing copyright restrictions for distance learning, even testifying before the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington DC and pleading the case for equal rights in access to educational materials for distance learners, many of whom have disabilities.

Fritz was a member of the Harris Chapel Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed spending time with family and his dogs and was an avid reader and student of the Bible.

Fritz is survived by his wife Deborah Dolak and his niece, Lisa Cali (husband Chuck), and nephew James Dolak.

Fritz was preceded in death by his parents Frank Doalk and Barbara (Belak) Dolak; his brother and sister-in-law James and Kathy Dolak.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences for the family may be made at www.meeksmortuary.com

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