Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Obituary: Robert "Spike" Doran - Class of 1954

MADISON - Robert "Spike" Doran, age 77, passed away on Oct. 3, 2013. Robert was born on Oct. 21, 1935, in Madison to the late James and Helen Anderson Doran. Bob grew up on the southwest side of Madison, and he was very proud to be a Central High graduate of 1954. Bob's passion was playing and coaching touch football and softball in the Madison league, where their team won the City Major League Championship for 12 years. Bob married Patti Thuesen on Oct. 21, 1971, and they took many road trips together but he especially loved going to Henry Vilas Zoo and the State Fair. Bob loved sports, kids, dogs, and helping others. Being a true friend was Bob's gift to so many. No task was too difficult or time consuming for him and his generosity was always from the heart. Bob worked for the Cassini and Son Tile Co., construction, Madison Metro School District from where he retired. Bob is survived by "His Bride" Patti of 42 years; his siblings; three sisters, Geraldine Quinto, Lois Helen Schaefer and Barbara Jean Paurroy; two brothers, Donald Doran and Richard Doran; also many nieces and nephews including great ones. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clayton Doran and James Doran. Patti would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Middleton Village, Tom and Aleene Kerwin, Louie and Shirley Cassini and Cynthia Schoettler for the many years of care and friendship, they gave Bob. A memorial service honoring Bob will be held, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at AGRACE HOSPICECARE, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. with the service at 10:30 a.m. Chaplain Stephen Zwettler will be officiating.

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 9, 2013. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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