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“I am so sorry to hear of James passing. We worked together at the UPS store He was great person and will be trule missed. God Bless ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: sue - crystal lake, IL

“Deepest Condolences to your families, James. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Will Sanders Jr

“Dana, my prayers are with you and your family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Virginia Peters - Louise, TX

“We are so very sorry for the loss of James. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May he rest in peace. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jesse and Sandy Rodriguez - TX

“James was at the top of our class and I didn't know anyone who didn't like him. He was a friend to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed!!! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Wayne King - El campo, TX

“Dear Mrs Evelyn Dorank, Jayne, Dana, Angela, John, and Family. I am shocked & heartbroken for the sorrow I am feeling for James passing. I remember...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Michael & Judy Novak - Orange, TX

“I remember James from school, Class of 1983 and choir. He always had a smile and warm greeting. In choir he had a great bass voice. So Sorry Mrs....Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Shana Carter-Rodrguez - Houston, TX

“Angela, I was so sorry to hear of your lost. My prayers are with you and your family. May the memories you all hold with James comfort you. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Henderson - San Antonio, TX

“My sincere condolences and prayers for healing to James' family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Koehler Pustejovsky - TX

“Dear Mrs. Dornak, Jayme, Dana, Angela, John and families: I am wordless for the sorrow I feel for the passing of your beloved son/brother/father...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Cudd Soester - FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with James' family and friends. I have known James for over 40 years. I worked with him at the local swimming pool back...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Petersen Wilson - El Campo, TX

“To all of the entire Family. I sent my heartfelt prayers and love on the passing of your son, brother, Father, and uncle. Angela Dornak, I have...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine Mach Cook - Rosenberg,, TX

James Raymond Dornak Jr., 48 years young of Gainesville, Virginia, passed away on April 6, 2014. He was born on April 25, 1965 in El Campo to James R. and Evelyn Novak Dornak. James was a 1983 honor graduate of ECHS where he medaled in All-State Choir, played for the Ricebird Varsity Baseball team and was selected for American Legion Boys State, known as among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. He graduated from WCJC in 1986 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1987 to 2007 as a Telecommunication/Security Specialist. After retirement he was Manager of a Virginia branch UPS Store and then transitioned to his passion for security/private investigation work. James was a security analyst and executive protection specialist for At-Risk International, LLC since 2008, which had him traveling within the U.S. and abroad to the Ukraine, Georgia, Malaysia, Mexico; while also part-timing as a private investigator and executive personal protection specialist for Black Ice Security Services and Blue Shield Security and Investigations. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia where he was a music minister.

James is survived by his mother Evelyn Dornak; son Christopher Dornak of Manassas, Virginia; daughters Casey Kittel and husband Guy of Del City, Oklahoma, Megan Dornak of Del City, Oklahoma, Ashley Dornak of Manassas, Virginia; granddaughter Raylee Lynn Kittel; brother John Dornak of Richmond; sisters Jayme Kana of Bossier City, Louisiana; Dana Sternadel of El Campo, Angela Dornak of San Antonio; 10 nieces and nephews and 8 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father James R. Dornak Sr and niece Lindsay Kana.

Visitation will begin at 2 pm on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Triska Funeral Home with a Rosary at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10 am on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the Reverend Michael Rother officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Jeffrey Dornak, Scott Sternadel, Chester Kitchens, Tom Benich, Mark Cervenka and Stephen Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of James can be made to a trust fund for Ashley and Christopher Dornak.

Memories and condolences may be left for the family online at

Triska Funeral Home 979-543-3681