Joseph Patrick Dorrity
, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 20, 2017 at the Veterans Home in Paramus where he lived for the past 2 years. He was born in Jersey City and was raised in North Bergen and graduated from Lincoln # 5 Grammar School and Union Hill High before enlisting in the U.S. Airforce.
He served during Vietnam from 1963 - 1967 and holds a National Defense Medal, A Good Conduct Medal and a Cold War Medal. After completing his service commitment , he opened a " Head Shop" in West New York and participated in designing an all plastic bicycle. At the age of 30, he relocated to Laguna Beach, California and ran a successful Mobile Home business for 35 years. He was a rated chess player and practiced yoga all his adult life. He was an advid tennis fan and loved to roller blade and play handball.
Joseph was the 4th of 7 children of Marie F Dorrity who passed away on 2014 and is pre-deceased by his oldest brother William. He is survived by his devoted son Joseph Patrick Dorrity, brothers Francis (Margaret) and John (Sharon) his sisters Mary Matthias, Kathleen Dorrity and Theresa " Chickie" (Larry) and 12 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers make donations in Joe's memory to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research , Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777 New Yor NY 10163-4777.
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