Douglas Dohey, 56, passed away peacefully in his home October 27, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Raised in Forbes Road, PA and a graduate of Greensburg Salem, Doug lived his adult life in Chesapeake, VA, answering the call to serve as an educator in Suffolk, VA. Beginning as a teacher at Booker T. Washington Middle School, he moved on to serve as a counselor at Driver Intermediate and Nansemond River High. He instituted the wrestling program there…. his labor of love. From there, Doug worked as an administrator at John F. Kennedy and John Yeates Middle before joining Suffolk’s central office where he retired after 33 years as Chief of Operations. Doug devoted his life to the families of Suffolk and treasured the relationships he cultivated there.
Doug’s memory will be cherished by his wife of 26 years Linda and his daughters Blythe and Piper; his mom Shirley and dad, Jerry; his brothers Jerry and Tom; nieces and nephews he adored, and a host of extended family and friends.
Doug Dohey was an exemplar of a man, husband, father, son, employee, and friend. He lit up a room with his humor, and left behind so many who learned from him. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
A visitation will be held Monday October 30, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Suffolk Education Foundation PO Box 394 Suffolk, VA 23439 or www.suffolkeducationfoundation.org/donate. Condolences may be offered below.
R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434