Condolence & Memory Journal

When we moved to the Brownell Street area in 1967, we first met John but he soon became a lifelong friend. All our children live out-of-state but when I told them of John's passing, they were all saddened and one said, "John was so much a part of our childhood." Our French toast breakfasts became an annual tradition and in recent phone calls he would always ask about our health first. He was such a caring, thoughtful person and we are grateful for the lessons he taught us about what really matters in life. Our sincere condolences go to the Dorenkamp family. Gene and Barbara McCarthy

Posted by Barbara McCarthy - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 28, 2019

I worked at Harrington Way for many years and JD was probably one of my favorites. He enjoyed a good pancake and going for a ride to the Hostess store.Rest in Peace.


Posted by Patricia Stone - Leesburg, FL   March 27, 2019

John your loving memories will forever live in our hearts. Even in death we still love and miss you dearly. Accepting that you have left us is the hardest. It hurts to say goodbye our sweet John, but we believe in our hearts that you are resting peacefully

Posted by Joanna Gray - Worcester, MA   March 27, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Dorenkamp family on the loss of John. I worked at Taylor Dining hall for 25 years. John was a great employee very kind and caring. He had a strong work ethic. Ironically his mother and mine were roommates at the Jewish Home in Worcester. Rest in piece John. Monica Abdella

Posted by Monica Abdella - Worcester, MA   March 27, 2019