Frank J. Dovigh passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. He was born October 23, 1937 to the late Anna and Frank J. Dovigh Sr. Growing up Frank assisted with running his family’s local luncheonette and small farm. Frank had a passion for animals and the outdoors. Upon graduating from Catskill High School he started working at the Catskill Game Farm. He excelled there and eventually was promoted to Assistant Farm Manager. Frank was handy and loved to fix things, especially small engines. In 1965, Frank and the late Charles Kerschl opened K&D Repair Shop. The business thrived and in 1979 Frank became the sole owner and moved the location to Route 32 in Catskill, where it operated until closing in 2020. Frank was a lifelong member of the Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, where he held nearly every post from Assistant Chief, Chief to Commissioner. His tenure at the fire department spanned nearly 65 years. If you couldn’t find Frank at K&D Repair, he was usually enjoying the outdoors on his ATV surveying the land and wildlife around his property. He loved hunting and fishing, recording some very large bucks and impressive local trout. Frank was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Betty Jane. He is survived by his sons Frank Dovigh and wife Cressa, Jeffrey Dovigh and wife Crystal, grandchildren Nicolette, Evan and Seth Dovigh, Logan Smith, Emily Cooper and Carly Smith; great grand-children Maverick and Avery Cooper and Eli Smith. Frank is also survived by his sweetheart and longtime companion Barbara Katt and her daughters Amy Katt and Kerri Brock. The family would like to extend special thanks to the team at the Firemen’s Home for the excellent and compassionate care they provided.
Services will be held at the Firemen’s Home Multi Purpose Building, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534 on Thursday, October 14. Calling hours will be from 10am - 1pm with service and burial to follow at 1pm. Masks will be required.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Firemen’s Home.