Martinsburg, WV (formerly of Spotswood) - John Francis "Doc" Dochod passed away on March 9, 2021, after a long illness. He was 73.
He was trained and specialized in Electronic Security Systems. A true outdoorsman, a young trapper and hunter who changed to a photographer of wildlife while hiking and camping. John had a never-ending love of fishing, especially with a six pack.
A true patriot, he volunteered for the Air Force serving two tours in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 290 and proud of being instrumental in establishing this post.
All that knew him valued his kindness, compassion, and sense of humor, saying he was a true friend and a really nice guy. Validation was that children and dogs loved him too. He appreciated a game of cards, a good joke or prank, and just sitting under the stars by a campfire with music playing.
John carried the loss of his parents Edmond A. and Stella Dochod; his brother Edmond R. Dochod; and his nephew Steven Kern.
Surviving are his best half, Lynne Gucwa of Hedgesville, WV; his sisters Mary Ossanna (Alfred - deceased) of New Port Richey, FL; Anne Dochod Rothstein (Jeffery) of Frenchtown, NJ; Renee Kern (Ronald V.) of Dingmans Ferry, PA; nieces and nephews Denise and Bryan Housler, Teri Nelson, Ron, Abbie and James Kern, Tarah and Steve Whilden, great nieces and nephews Mark, Johnathan, Liliana and Karina.
Safe travels John, we miss you already, but as he would say "It'll all work out. PLH."
Friends and family may visit on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 6:00-8:00pm at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 10:30am at the funeral home and interment will follow St. Mary's Cemetery, East Brunswick.
For directions please visit our "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org