Robert M. Doremus

Robert M. Doremus of Riverhead, N.Y., passed away peacefully at his home Jan. 4, 2020. He was 78 years old.

Robert served proudly as a combat engineer in the United States Marine Corps from 1961 to 1965.

He was born and raised in the Bronx and moved to Long Island with his wife, Josephine, and daughter, Connie, in 1970. Once settled on Long Island, his son, Joseph, was born.

He worked for United Parcel Service for 30 years, retiring in 1995.

He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine, and is survived by his daughter, Constance (Dennis); son, Joseph (Christina); and four grandchildren, DJ (who he called Peanut), Christopher (who he called Slugger), Adriana (who he called Slim) and Robert (who he called Charlie Brown); many nieces and nephews; and his loyal, loving dog, Romeo.

Known affectionately as Pop by his grandchildren and Bobby by his friends, he enjoyed fishing, Frank Sinatra and the New York Yankees. Robert never hesitated to help a person, or animal, in need. He was a strong, compassionate man with a heart of gold who was there at a moment’s notice.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 8, and Thursday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin-Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead at 9:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

We love you with all our hearts.

This is a paid notice.