John Walter Doroski of Aquebogue died Sept. 27. He was 93.
The son of Frank and Justina (Ruskowski) Doroski, he was born June 10, 1922. He married Mary (Simchick) on June 15, 1947. He was a farmer, self-employed businessman, and employee of Long Island Cauliflower Association, where he was quoted in the New York Times as the “seedman” for the organization. Mr. Doroski was described by the Times as a “feverish chemist:” germinating and testing different seeds, sampling produce and encouraging other farmers to try and purchase different varieties.
He belonged to the Holy Name Society and the St. Isidore Society. He also served as tax receiver for Riverhead Town. Family members say he loved God, his family, and farming.
Mr. Doroski was predeceased by his wife, Mary. He is survived by his children, Diane Bell, Bernadette Jermusyk, John Doroski, Dr. Gregory Doroski, Mary Coen, and Michael Doroski; his siblings, Hedwig Kozak, Bertha Wilcenski, Konrad Doroski, Irene Zlatinski, and Albenia Sujecki, as well as his twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 PM at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to Mattituck Presbyterian Church Haiti Fund, St. Isidore R.C. Church or East End Hospice.