John P. Doro of Florida, N.Y., entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. He was 76.
The son of Andrew Doro and Anna Hornacek Doro, was born on March 2, 1947 in the Bronx.
John’s education consisted of St. Jeromes Grammer School in the Bronx. He then attended Cardinal Spellman in 1964, where he later attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Barrytown.
John enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1964 where he served four years as ground support in Europe. He ended his service as a Sergeant and the grade of E4.
He served for two years as president of the Orange County Parents without Partners in the late 70’s. He worked for various telecommunications companies in the Hudson Valley before starting his own business, JDTEL in 1995. He retired in 2018.
He is survived by his adoring wife of 43 years, Kathleen Carroll Doro; son Louis Doro (Melissa); daughter Denise Quinn (Brian); son John Doro Jr. (Briane); son Matthew Doro (Kelli); 11 grandchildren: Hailey, Josh (Jaela), Emma, Olivia and Bella Doro; Brian Jr., Colin, William and James Quinn; Annabelle and Matthew Doro Jr.; great-grandchildren Ezra and Ellie Doro; brother Andrew Doro (Catherine); sister Mary Ann Pugliese (William); sister Tracie Hayes; sister Alice Doro; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation as well as legion services were held Aug. 17 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida.
A funeral service was held Aug. 18 at the funeral home.
Burial was held in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 1250, PO Box 644, Florida, NY 10921 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.