Bill Doran 1942 –2012 Bill and his buddies, Roxanne and Max, riding our members special in July of 2011 It is with great sadness that I report the loss of a good friend and society member Bill Doran. Both Bill and I owned businesses in Dunellen New Jersey and we both belonged to the Dunellen Merchants Association. He was president and I the Vice President. Bill got involved with the society after the Merchants Association and the Society ran “Dunellen Railroad Days”. Dunellen Railroad days was hugely successful, and during that event Bill fell in love with railroading and the society. We were quite lucky to have both Bill and his wife Ilene get involved with the operation. Bill dove in head first, and was instrumental in building the operation we have today. Bill was a Trainmen, Brakeman, Conductor, Trainmaster, DSLE Secretary and most of all a great friend. Bill was born June 29, 1942 in Teaneck to Edward D. and Helen Catherine Steinhuff Doran. He was raised in Teaneck and was a graduate of Don Bosco High School. Bill had resided in Dunellen for several years and in Green Brook since 1983. He had worked as a Project Manager with A T&T in Bedminster for 23 years, retiring in 1989. Bill became the owner of the Lincoln Avenue Hardware Store in Dunellen for 10 years until 2001, after which he worked as a locksmith with Colline Bros. Lock & Safe Co. in Summit. Bill is survived by his family including his wife, Ilene Remes Doran; son, James M. Doran of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Catherine Cicero and her husband Randal of Portland, Oregon; sister, Elizabeth Gangeri of Park Ridge; brother, Thomas Doran of Plattsburg, NY and granddaughter, Avie Cicero. Bill stayed involved with the society right to his final days and was always there to give me great advice and to lend a helping hand. Bill will be dearly missed. Left to right, Bob Wyatt, Santa ( Les Coleman) and Bill Doran on The Polar Express in 2011 Bill also was a teacher! Here Bill is teaching basic railroad safety at our annual rules class in 2011 10

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