John (Jack) R. Doerr, 84. Born on July 3rd, 1935 in Saxonburg, Jack passed away on January 31, 2020 while surrounded by family. Jack met his future wife, Beverly (Fritch) while roller skating at Lernerville Park and experienced love at first sight. The two were married for over 65 years.
Jack worked at Moonlight Mushroom Farm in Winfield, PA for over 40 years as Crew Supervisor and served as their credit union president for over 10 years. Jack loved sports, especially watching Pirates and Steelers games. Personally, he had a passion for softball and bowling. He played on the Zion United Methodist Church softball team for many years and bowled on league teams with his brothers for over 40 years. Jack enjoyed hunting, but preferred watching deer and wildlife from his yard, walking with his wife and dog, and sitting on their porch in summer visiting with neighbors. By far, activities he enjoyed the most involved enjoying the company of his friends and extended family, particularly his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia (Johnston), father Ralph, brother Donald, and his dog, Buddy. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly (Fritch), proud children; Jacqueline (Jim) Leslie, Jonathan (Kitty) Doerr, and Jennifer (Chris) Molly, and eight granddaughters, Mindy (Jerome) Wesley, Katrina (Andy) Kost, Jessica (Jason) Long, Marissa (Dave) Ozer, Kelly (Cory Ballard) Doerr, Stephanie Leslie, Hanna Doerr, and Shannon Doerr. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren; Anderson, Lydia, Xavier, Cooper, Ava, and Garrett as well as his sister Linda (Doerr) Zema, brother Russell, and sister-in-law Doris (Donald) Doerr.
Jack will always be remembered as an extremely loyal friend, devoted family member, and a man with a special soft spot for his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. He touched the lives of everyone he met with his generosity, strength, and sense of humor; his loved ones will carry him in their hearts forever.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jack’s life at viewings on Monday February 3rd from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Fox Funeral Home in Saxonburg. Additional viewing on Tuesday, February 4th from 11am-1pm at Zion United Methodist Church in Sarver with funeral service at 1pm. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Orphans of The Storm in Kittanning, PA https://www.orphansofthestorm-pa.org/donate-wish-list or rescue an animal in need.
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