The family will hold a memorial service at a later date in New Jersey.
He was born March 17, 1947, in Williamsport, Pa., to the late Victor and Ruth (Houck) Dorato. Rick was a graduate of Audubon High School, class of 1965, in Audubon, N.J. After
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Dorato, of Pinehurst; a daughter, Jodi Woods and husband, Damien, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; stepchildren, Dawn Grothmann and husband, Mark, of West Chester, Pa., Lauren Bonomi and husband, Flavio, of Palo Alto, Calif., Casey Hilliard and husband, Ben, of Littleton, Colo., Jamie Olma and husband, Brett, of Monroe Township, N.J., and Jeffrey Leek, of Galloway Township, N.J.; a sister, Patricia Packi and husband, Michael, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two grandchildren, Mason and Tatum Woods; and seven step-grandchildren, Bryn Hoyt, C.J. Grothmann, Morgan Grothmann, Alessandro Bonomi, Isabella Bonomi, and Wyatt and Wren Olma.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.