In Memoriam – The Rev. Joe Doran

Chaplain Partnership’s friend and colleague, Chaplain Joe L. Doran, 67, of Warren, Ohio passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at his residence. He 3113769_150x150was born February 19, 1947, in Chicago, IL, son of the late Barchall and Irene Paschall Doran.

Joe earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville, and went on to receive a Master of Divinity Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Joe served as the Director of Pastoral Care at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for the past nine years and previously served in the same capacity at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was also the Pastor of the First United Church of Christ in Warren for the past four years. In former years, Joe served several Southern Baptist Congregations and was endorsed through the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board for Chaplaincy. Joe was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin. He especially loved bluegrass music and had played professionally in his younger years.

Surviving are his wife, Kaye Hale Doran of Warren; a daughter, Amy Sinclair of Cincinnati, OH; and a son, Jonathan Doran of Warren. Also surviving, are two grandchildren, Ryan Sinclair and Kayla Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chaplain Partnership was deeply enriched by Joe’s wonderful sense of humor and his sense of compassion. We were blest to have him as our colleague and friend and his laugh will be sorely missed.

God speed, dear friend. We will miss you.

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