Dr. William F. Doran, 99, passed away on July 24th, 2021, of natural causes. He was born in Franklin, PA to the late William F. and Ethel M. Doran and had lived in Conneaut, OH since 1957.
He graduated from Jamestown (PA) High School, in 1937, from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1950, the University of Maryland Medical School in 1954, and interned at St. Joseph Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He practiced medicine in Nelsonville, OH, before moving to Conneaut, OH in 1957, where he was in practice until his retirement in 1986. During this time, he was a member of the staff at Brown Memorial Hospital where he also served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Obstetrics. He was an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association, and the Ashtabula County Medical Society. After his retirement from medicine, he sold life insurance and financial products for New York Life Insurance Company until 1998. During this time, he lived for 16 months in Germany, representing NYLIC.
Prior to his attendance at Allegheny College, he served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946, during which time he served in the European Theatre of Operation from 1944 to 1946. He was honorably discharged with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
He was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he at one time served as a Eucharistic Minister. In 2018, he moved to Granville, OH and became a member of St. Edward the Confessor Parish. He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Bill valued family and faith over all else. While he traveled the globe, being at home was his favorite place in the world. Near the end of his life, Bill frequently sang “When I take my vacation in heaven what a wonderful time that will be/Hearing concerts by the heavenly chorus and the face of my Saviour I'll see/Sitting down on the banks of the river neath the shade of the evergreen tree/I shall rest from my burdens forever won't you spend your vacation with me.”
He is survived by his wife Mary (Meyer) Doran, whom he married in 1954. He is also survived by two daughters, Catherine (Gregg) Adams of Carbondale, CO, and Janet Stallings of Conneaut, OH; five sons, Robert (Barbara) of Granville, OH, Regis of Lorain, OH, Paul (Roxanna) of Brookline, NH, David (Karen) of Valier, MT, and Patrick (Heather) of Haslett, MI; son-in-law Bruce Wheeler of Glendale, AZ, daughter-in-law Sandra Doran of Mayfield Heights, OH, 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, William; daughter, Jean Wheeler; sisters, Jeannette Hayes, and Mary Rice; brothers, James Doran and Fr. Joseph Doran; granddaughter, Emily Adams; grandson, Daniel Wheeler; and son-in-law, Tony Stallings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for William F. Doran, M.D. at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Church of St. Edward the Confessor, Granville with Msgr. Paul P. Enke as celebrant. The family will receive friends from 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. at the church.
A graveside service will be held for William F. Doran, M.D. at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Conneaut, Ohio. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Cowle Post #151.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. -12:30 P.M. at Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church.
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*Photo lovingly captured by daughter, Catherine Adams.
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