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Irwin Jack Volin, 95, of Worcester, died Oct. 12 at home in Boca Raton, Fla. He was the widower of Suzanne Volin. Born in Cedarhurst, N.Y., he was the son of Beatrice (Butler) and Dave Volin. He grew up in the town of Lawrence, N.Y.  After high school he attended The Citadel Military Academy in Charleston, S.C. for one year until the outbreak of World War II. He joined the army and served in the 3rd Infantry Division of the Rock of the Marne. After receiving an honorary discharge, he attended Lowell Textile Institute, now UMass Lowell, and upon graduation, joined his brothers and father manufacturing ladies maternity dresses for Ed Volin Maternity on Broadway in the garment district in New York City. In 1960 he moved the family to Worcester, where he built West Boylston Bowl, one of the first ten pin bowling alleys in New England, and then later opened Bowler’s World in Natick. He eventually became an importer of latex goods from Bangkok, Thailand. In 1980 he opened the first Dunkin Donuts in Thailand, which is still open today as the flagship shop in Bangkok. He worked in importing until his early 90s. He is survived by two children, Kathy Pulda and her husband, Robert, of Worcester, and Lawrence Volin of Tamarac, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dana Pulda Acone and her husband, Chris, and Julie Pulda, all of the Boston area; two great-grandchildren, Ruby Pulda Acone and Sasha Pulda Acone; a brother and sister in law, Mitchell and Bea Winkler Bayer of New York City; a sister-in-law Claire Volin of Moorestown, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to MSPCA-Angell online or at 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130; Congregation Beth Israel, 15 Jamesbury Drive, Worcester, MA 01609; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN

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