Date of Birth October 30, 1943
Date Deceased May 17, 2023
Hometown Avoca
Home State N.Y.
Service Date June 25, 2023
Service Time 12:30 p.m.
Service Location Cohocton American Legion
Interment Location Bath National Cemetery

Douglas J. Khork, Sr.

AVOCA – Douglas J. Khork, Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday (May 17, 2023)at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY.

He was born in Hornell, NY on Oct. 30, 1943 the son of Edward and Vivian (Pyer) Khork. He as a veteran pf the U.S. Navy and was married to Goldie (Keltz) on October 1, 1966.

Doug worked on road construction as a member of the Laborer’s Union and was the owner and operator of D & G Construction for 40+ years.

He was a lifetime member of the Cohocton American Legion and was an avid reader, anything history or military. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and travel and truly loved museums.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Goldie; his sons, Douglas, Jr. of Avoca, Daniel (Nikki) of Ohio, Sammy (Amira) Davis of Endicott, NY; grandchildren, Cassandra (Tyler) LaCroiix, Macayla (Kolby) Smith, Hali Khork and Alex Khork, Tasha, Sammy and Aaron Davis; great-grandchildren, Colin, Granger and Lena; also several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Taylor Health Center. Doug loved them like family.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Edward Khork; sisters. Constance Homes, Patricia Bloomquist and Nancy Khork.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday (JUNE 25, 2023) at the Cohocton American Legion beginning at 12:30 p.m. Private interment will be in Bath National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either the Prattsburgh Ambulance or the Activities Dept. at the Taylor Health Center.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to assist Douglas’ family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Doug are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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2 Responses

  1. Doug and Goldie came to Texas to visit and we had such a good time with them. He is truly a comical man and a good friend. He will be missed by all his friends and family. Goldie, his wife, was one of a kind. She was so tolerant of his humor and took such good care of him.

  2. Sorry for your loss. It’s been a few years since I saw Doug but I know he was happy go lucky most of his life. Goldie I am truly sorry.Prayers for all your family.

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