Longtime Sonoma County resident, John Dorich passed away in Santa Rosa on Jan. 15, 2013 at the age of 80.

He was a longtime resident of Petaluma and in recent years lived in Santa Rosa.

Mr. Dorich worked in the planning department for the City of San Rafael for more than 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Dorich, and was the step-father of Helana Fitzgerald of Petaluma and grandfather of John C. McDill.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma.