DOREY - Thomas A.
Of Celebration, Florida, formerly of Lakewood, New York, passed away May 3, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Loving husband of Rose Dorey; devoted father of Kimberly (Brian) Nevinger, and Kevin Dorey; proud grandfather of Alexander Thomas Nevinger; brother of Diane DeValentino, the late Mary Ludden and the late Carol Stone; son of the late Arthur and Ruby Dorey.
Family and friends are invited to join a celebration of Tom’s life on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, New York 14217. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00, followed by prayer service at 1:00 at the funeral home. The burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore, New York 14217 after the prayer service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Tom was born in Buffalo, New York on June 25, 1950 to Arthur and Ruby Dorey. He was a 1968 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda, New York. He attended Bucknell University and graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1972 with a B.A. in psychology. He went on to attend the University of Buffalo Law School, graduating in 1976 with a Juris Doctorate in Law. He began his legal career with Legal Services in Dunkirk, New York and went on to practice law at Goodell and Dorey. For most of his career he was an attorney in the Social Services Department of Chautauqua County, as well as a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. Tom was a member of the Jamestown Bar Association.
Tom loved to write and penned a book entitled, The Life and Times of the Hotel Athenaeum. Tom was an avid athlete enjoying pickleball, tennis, rowing, hiking, and bicycling. For many years, he helped raise money for cancer research by participating in Ride for Roswell. Tom will be remembered as a loving husband and father. His children were his greatest pride and joy, and he was overjoyed to be a grandfather.
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