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The Times
  • Donald C. 'Doc' Doxstader, Jr.

  • A man who was weary of reading obituaries once said, "I want people to celebrate my life, not mourn my death". Donald C. Doxstader, Jr., "Doc" a lifelong resident of Dolgeville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, April 6 2013.

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  • A man who was weary of reading obituaries once said, "I want people to celebrate my life, not mourn my death". Donald C. Doxstader, Jr., "Doc" a lifelong resident of Dolgeville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, April 6 2013.
    He was born on April 4, 1955, to Donald Doxstader Sr. and June (Randall) Doxstader. Donnie was a graduate of Dolgeville Central School - class of 1973. He was a local bar owner for many years, until he shifted his interests to carpentry and wood craft. He was an avid member of the Rod N' Gun Club, where he spent many hours fishing and shooting guns with his family. He was ultimately stubborn, did not follow orders well, and he raised hell for more than 5 decades, but he lived his life the way he believed it should be lived. He enjoyed beer, guns, cars, rock n 'roll, football, old westerns and his children, not necessarily in that order. Donnie's signature everyday look was all his own: a plain pocketed T-Shirt designed by Fruit of the Loom, plain black elastic sweat pants which were worn well above the navel and a pair of old moccasins (who can ever remember where he got those) that were always paired with a worn in Oakland Raiders baseball cap.
    He loved his long time companion, Tina Schaffer. He was very proud of his children, Janessa Doxstader of Manchester, NH, and Jay Doxstader and Joseph Doxstader of Dolgeville. He taught them to fish, love nature, camp and to just be thankful. He is also survived by his mother, June (Randall) Doxstader; his brothers, Dale Doxstader and Dave and Val Doxstader of Waterloo, NY. He did not get enough time with his grandchildren, Chase Doxstader of Little Falls or Isis Rayn Jordan-Doxstader of Turner, Maine; his  nieces and nephews, Katie Doxstader, DJ Doxstader, Aaron Doxstader, Dana Doxstader, Nicole Doxstader and Jason Doxstader; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
    He was predeceased by his father, Donald Doxstader, Sr., on November 9, 2007, and his son, SPC Justin Doxstader on September 27, 2009.
    The family will receive relatives and friends at the Roberts & Enea Family Funeral Home, 3 E. Faville Ave., Dolgeville, from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013.
    The family is being cared for by Brian A. Roberts, Funeral Director.
    To offer an online message of sympathy, please go to www.robertsandenea.com.

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