Obituary Notice for Brother Douglas Doskocil, RPI ’83. Both sons are actives at RPI: Sam Doskocil RPI ’18 and Jake Doskocil RPI ’19. Some Comments from Doug’s chapter mates follow.
DOSKOCIL, Douglas C. of Andover, March 4, 2017, age 55. Beloved husband of Cynthia J. Weeks. Cherished father of Samuel L. Doskocil and Jacob S. Doskocil, both of Andover. Son of Albert C. and Lois E. (Springsteen) Doskocil of Acton. Brother of Susan L. Doskocil of Las Vegas, NV, William C. and his wife Leslie Doskocil of Sterling and David B. and his wife Andrea Doskocil of Rye, NH. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Mr. Doskocil was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1983), Tufts University (M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986), Suffolk University School of Law (J.D., 1991) and Vermont Law School (M.S.E.L., 1999). Doug was a partner at the Goodwin law firm in Boston specializing in IP litigation. Prior to that he spent many years as an engineer for RCA, GE, and Martin Marietta. He was very involved in his son’s lives, coaching many of their sports teams over the years and acting as co-President of the Andover Band Association when they were part of the AHS Marching Band. An Eagle Scout, he was the Scoutmaster of Andover Troop 77, mentoring many boys in the process to become an Eagle Scout, including his own sons. He loved life and filled every moment he was given with family, fun, friends, travel and sports. He will be dearly missed.
It was an honor to have a speaking part in the White Rose ceremony, along with my big brother Alan Roberts. Justa brought the White Roses, the script for the ceremony, and he delivered really nice opening remarks about Doug and the meaning of the White Rose.
I passed along all your stories to Doug’s brother Bill, who incorporated your ideas into his talk about Doug.
I’ve yet to speak with Cindy about the picture of Doug on the program, but I suspect Doug picked it out himself. It is the perfect picture of Doug trying not to crack up in front of a really odd ancient mosaic that is desperately trying to pass for art.
In Hoc, Ed Anderson ‘84
Doug Doskocil would say that he was a “shit pledge who made good.”
Irrespective of whether the first part of that statement ever was true, certainly the second part was. He lived his life his way – with a big smile, great integrity, and true love in his heart. He was devoted to his family, friends, and career and was a loyal brother to us all. In departing this world, he left nothing on the table.
As Doug had mentioned in an email to several of you last summer, we really never know what will happen in life. So live life, cherish and be grateful for what you have, laugh often, and tell and show those you love that you love them. Nothing is more important.
I was honored to be Doug’s brother, as I am honored to be brother to all of you.
In hoc, Alan (Thrabbi) Roberts ’83
Legacy.com obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=184399090
His law firm’s tribute to Doug: http://www.goodwinlaw.com/professionals/d/doskocil-douglas
A video with Doug and an associate speaking about their pro-bono work: http://www.goodwinlaw.com/news/2013/06/06_16_13_doug-doskocil-and-dan-white-discuss-the-kind-pro-bono-program