Louis Doty

Obituary of Louis Doty

~~Louis Martin Doty, father, grandfather, friend and longtime Scoutmaster, 75, formerly of Berkshire, NY, has gone on his last campout.  Lou came into this world on July 4, 1942 and left this world on September 28, 2017.  He was son to the late Donald and Peg Doty.  He grew up on Spruce Street in Owego, one of five children.  He is survived by his oldest brother, Thomas Doty, of Owego, NY, his sister, Elizabeth (Al) Bush, of Dallas, TX and his younger brother, Mark (Alicia) Doty, of Ithaca, NY.  He recently lost his younger brother and friend, Joseph Doty.  Lou also lost his sister-in-law, Mary Jane Doty.  Lou began his scouting career at age 10.  Shortly thereafter he joined Troop 37 as a boy scout, were he first attended Camp Barton.  He received his Eagle Scout in 1960. Lou would be Scout Master in Troop 57 in Owego NY, Troop 30 in Newark Valley, NY and then back to Troop 37 in Owego.  Lou mentored countless boys who gained endless knowledge through scouting, many receiving their religious award for their faith. Many of his scouts also would receive the highest of all scouts honors and be recognized as an Eagle Scout. Lou acted as Scoutmaster to several troops that traveled to national and international jamborees such as Scotland and Denmark. Lou received many scouting awards - such as Scoutmaster of the Year, an honor he received multiple times, and the District Award of Merit. Lou received his Silver Beaver in 1987 as well as his St. George Award for Catholic Scouters in 1988. Lou graduated from OFA in 1960.  He then attended Broome Tech where he received his Associates Degree. Lou was a volunteer firefighter, a member of Order of the Arrow, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Lou met and married his wife Patricia Ward in 1968.  They purchased a home to raise their family in Berkshire, NY.  They have one son, Tim (Becky) Doty, of Manheim, PA and one daughter, Mikki (Wes) Johnson, of Carlisle KY.  Lou retired from IBM and Lockheed Martin.  In his retirement, he enjoyed collecting toy tractors, but his favorite activity was watching his grandchildren; Luke Johnson, Linnaea Doty and Lily Doty grow and have fun. The pallbearers will be his nephew Dan Bush, great nephew Kevin Bush, and Benjamin Sternberg - all Eagle Scouts, and cousin, lifelong friend, Ben Goodrich.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Patricks’ Church on Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Patricks’ Cemetery in Owego, NY.  Family will receive friends and former scouts on Friday, October 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Owego.  Per Lou’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Troop 30 c/o Jon Maule, 1100 Allison Hill Rd., Newark Valley, NY 13811. Condolences may be made to Lou’s family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com.