Anthony Joseph “Tony” Doroski passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 18, 2010, with family members by his side. Tony was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Grand Gorge, N.Y., to Joseph Doroski and Blanche Kasmer Doroski.
After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for four years, including a year in Korea, before being honorably discharged.
Upon returning home he married Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Moore on July 16, 1955. The young couple moved to Stamford, N.Y., where he worked at Catskill Craftsman.
Tony fell in love with the Columbia River Gorge while visiting family in Mosier. After purchasing an orchard in Hood River Tony brought his family to Oregon.
Tony had many hobbies and interests including hunting, fishing, square dancing, model airplanes, record and book collecting and finding treasures at estate and yard sales; but mostly telling audacious stories with a straight face, much to delight of family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy; sons Kevin (BethAnn), Daryl and Keith (Isabelle); daughter Mary (Russell) Haskins; 15 grandchildren and five great-grand-children.
Catholic funeral rites for Tony will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont Ave., Hood River, with military rites by the Oregon Honors Team.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and sent care of Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the family guest book.
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