RAYMOND (RAY) JAMES DOKTORSKI, 83, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died April 2, 2014 at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Born January 6, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ, he was known to all of his family and friends as "DOK".
Dok entered the US Navy in 1948 serving as Chief Petty Officer for the 1st and 7th Battalion during the Korean War. He was awarded the purple heart twice. He fought in the Chosin Reservoir where he sustained extensive wounds, saving his fellow marines. With the assistance of his fellow marines, who carried his gear, he returned to the 1st and 7th prior to his wounds being sufficiently healed. HooRah He retired from the USN after 20 years of service.
On October 17, 1957, he married Mary Coyne and had two sons and three daughters. He was employed by Bristol Meyers Squibb for 27 years. After retiring he and his wife Mickie, moved to Port St. Lucie, FL. He started working part-time at the Legacy Golf Course, which also allowed him time to play golf with his friends, which to him was extended family. They would enjoy getting together at "Duffy's", where he was well known, watching sports broadcasts.
He was an avid sports fan. He played, coached and cheered on various baseball, football and basketball teams. For years he coached Youth & Bantam youth football as well as Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.
He is survived by three daughters, Melanie Rowland and her husband Tom, Michele Gordon and her husband Ian, Mary Culver; one son, Joseph Doktorski and his wife Gretchen; eight grandchildren, Max, Lora, Michael, Amy, Stephen, Austin, Kelly and Trey; and his beloved dog, Willie.
He will be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery. We will miss him greatly.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Semper Fi "DOK"
"Sailor Rest Your Oar"