Emil Peter Dochych, Longtime Holmdel Resident, Dies at 84
Dochych lived in Holmdel for 45 years.
Emil Peter Dochych, 84, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Specialty Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Emil became a resident of Elizabeth, N.J., during his teenage years, and shortly after marriage moved to Holmdel, N.J., where he resided for the past 45 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean cccupation. Emil earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, N.J.
He worked as a purchasing agent for various companies, including IFF, Braun Chemical, M&T Chemicals, and New Jersey Bell, and earned a certification as a certified purchasing manager. He eventually went into business for himself as a handyman, incorporating his love of fixing things into a successful enterprise called Handyman Services.
He had many interests and was a member of various organizations, including the VFW Post 01397 in Linden, N.J., the Holy Name Society and Senior Citizens club at his church, CILU (Citizens for Informed Land Use), the Holmdel Recycling Committee, and working the polls during elections.
Emil was a loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Josephine Irene; his three daughters, Donna Gordon (Richard), of Orlando, Fla., Lorraine Whitfield, of Bethesda, Md., and Louise Dochych, of Holmdel, N.J.; his three grandchildren, Nicole, Corey, and Erica; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Pauline, and his brother, Arthur.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Assumption Church; to St. Josephat's Seminary, 201 Taylor Street NE, Washington D.C., 20017; or to a charity of your choice .