Dr. Donald H. Jolly, 99 had distinguished career including running MSDC
Dr. Donald Herbert Jolly, MD, 99, of Palo Alto, California, died Monday, April 11, 2016.
The family is planning to hold a memorial service later this year at the family plot in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Jolly graduated from McMaster University in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy working on training and development of radar.
He received his medical degree in 1949 from McGill University. He had worked with the developmentally disabled as a physician and had held teaching positions at McGill, Harvard Medical School, and Indiana University. In 1957 Dr. Jolly was named superintendent at Muscatatuck State Hospital and Developmental. Dr. Jolly was fellow of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and served on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Indiana Association for Retarded Children. He was also a founding member and president of the North Vernon Rotary Club.
Born August 20, 1916, in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. Jolly was the son of Joseph and Betsy Calvert Jolly. He married Helen K. Jammer and she survives.
In addition to his wife of 72 years, survivors include children, Joanne, Vera, George, David, Margaret, and Catherine, 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Jolly was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the performing arts in Indianapolis, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill Industries.