RIP, Dolly

Russ Lemmon Blog

Dolly Costarino was always my biggest fan.

When I was the Indian River County columnist for the Press Journal, she sent me hand-written notes on a regular basis.

When I decided to start my own publication (in 2014), Dolly wanted to help me get off to a good start … so, she bought an ad that simply said “Dolly.” (She also insisted her son, Jim DiMarzo, buy an ad.)

The photo at the top is from Issue 1 (from October 2014). The other photo shows Dolly holding a copy of Issue 1.

It’s a gesture that I’ll always remember. A memory that I’ll always cherish.

Dolly died Saturday at age 98.