Howard B. Doran, a 16-year resident of The Villages, Florida passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by family and friends on November 5, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice in the Villages at the age of 82. He was born on July 8, 1937 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and was one of eight children of John and Margaret Doran. He was a graduate of Saint Agnes High School in West Chester and worked for over 40 years at Wyeth-Ayerst before eventually retiring and moving to The Villages in 2003.
He enjoyed golfing, traveling, walking, playing cards, joking with friends and spending time with his family. Howard lived in The Villages with his wife of 59 years, Joanne Doran, and was the father of three sons – Howard Doran, Jr. (Debra Doran) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Alan Doran (Lisa Doran) of Westport, Connecticut and David Doran (deceased). He is also survived by his brother Donald Doran and sister Peggy Schock. Howard was a proud Pop Pop to five grandchildren – Michael, Brian, Patrick, Rachel and Ellie.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul Parish located at 5245 S.E. 112th Street, Belleview, Florida at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
In lieu of flowers and for those who wish to offer an expression of sympathy, the family requests that tax-deductible donations be made to Rach’s Hope, Inc., 5 Maple Lane, Westport, CT 06880.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center, The Villages.
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