Former Southold resident Joseph E. Dorobkowski died June 2 in Stewart, Fla. He was 84.
He was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to Joseph and Anna (Piskor) Dorobkowski. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army with 82nd Airborne Division and was honorably discharged due to injury.
Family members said Mr. Dorobkowski was an avid fisherman and captain prior to moving to Southold. He owned and operated a charter boat on Woodcleft Canal in Freeport. After moving to Southold, he owned and operated JED plumbing before retiring to Florida in 1989.
He was predeceased in 2002, by his wife of 52 years, Joan and his son, Joseph in 2007. He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Cierach of Southold; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Cremation was private.