Nathaniel A. (Nate) Dokmo
Nate Dokmo, 38, long time resident of Milford and Amherst, died as a result of an auto accident on August 21, 2015. Nate was born in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1977, son of Lewis and Cynthia (Johnston) Dokmo. Nate was raised and attended school in Amherst and Bishop Guertin High School, where he graduated in 1995. He attended Furman University and graduated from the Thompson School of Applied Science at the University of New Hampshire in 1999. Throughout his school years, he worked part-time on the maintenance crews at both Amherst and Portsmouth golf courses.
Nate worked in a variety of jobs after he graduated from UNH. They included construction and home design with Steven Desmarais Construction, and management of several Milford properties. Due to his life-long interest in LEGO’s, Nate started and ran a successful on-line business MADE OF BRICKS, to supply hard to find LEGO parts to customers.
Nate was a person of many talents and interests, which included golfing, photography, computer aided design, kayaking, bicycling and working on his cars.
He was a locally renowned golfer of immense natural ability, a beautiful golf swing and the ability to hit the golf ball tremendous distances. He started playing golf at age 10, and with a few lessons and devotion to practice, developed into a single digit handicap player in his teen years. He led Bishop Guertin’s golf team in his years there, and was named MVP his senior year. Nate did very well competing in many area and NH-wide golf events, excelling especially in match play. He reached the semi-finals of the NH Junior Amateur, won the Red Ryan CYO Golf Tournament in Manchester, and qualified for match play several times at the NH Amateur tournament as well. He also partnered with his father for the state wide Father-Son competition for several years, he being the main reason for their good success in these events.
Nate was the family’s "official" photographer, taking photos at all family events, on vacations, and especially of his niece and nephew. He had great talent to get just the right background and shot. He also was adept at using the camera’s features to create special effects and unique shots. A good example of this is his beautiful photos of Boston’s July 4th Fireworks Display.
Nate volunteered his time and computer aided design talents to local charities. He worked with Steve Desmarais to develop the design plan, elevation, and floor plan drawings for the recently completed addition to SHARE OUTREACH in Milford. He was always available to help someone, never wanting to be compensated for his efforts.
Nate was funny, extremely generous, a hard worker and a joy to be around. He truly was a gift from God, who wanted him home way too early. He will be sorely missed by his family and by those whose lives he touched.
Surviving family members include his parents, Lew and Cynthia Dokmo of Amherst, NH; his brother Jed of Milford, NH; his brother Aaron and Aaron’s spouse Hilja, daughter Maia, and son Henry, all of Boston, MA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins across the USA.
Memorial visiting hours will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NATE DOKMO SCHOLARSHIP FUND, to be established at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (www.nhcf.org). Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.