August 3, 1932 / April 16, 2009
Mr. Dovi was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but has lived in Jacksonville for the past 49 years.
He loved his family first and foremost, but his second love was teaching. He was a teacher in Duval County for 30 years; teaching at St. Matthews, St. Paulís, Richard L. Brown, Landmark Middle and Arlington County Day Schools.
His sense of humor was dominant, right up to the end. Everyone was a friend. He will be missed not only by his family, but by all those whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nina and Louis Dovi; a brother, Stefano Dovi; two sisters, Teresa Obst and Giovanna Calbert; a brother-in-law, Bill Calvert; and two nephews, Bryan Obst and Christopher Zipperer.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jacqueline (Jackie); his son, Stephen; sister-in-law, Lula Dovi; brother-in-law, Edward Obst; nieces, Roberta Zipperer, Sandra Moberg (Fred), Marguerite Feechtmeir (Kurt), and Lucretia Hilson (Michael); nephews, Glenn Obst (Regina), Rick Dovi, and John Zipperer; great- nieces, Ashley Zipperer, Melissa Moberg, Astrid Hilson , Nora Feechtmeir, and Alicia Feechtmeir; grand-nephews, Matthew Moberg and Anton Feechtmeir; and several cousins in Sicily, Italy.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on April 27, at Christ the King Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 26th from 6-8 p.m.at Hardage-Giddens, Chapel Hills Funeral Home, at 850 N. St. Johns Bluff..
A Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Indian School in Chamberlain, SD, or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.