Roger W. Doran, 77

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BRUNSWICK — Roger W. Doran, 77, of Brunswick, died Jan. 6 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center.

He was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Aug. 30, 1937, a son of William and Virginia (Kelley) Doran. He attended Montclair High School in New Jersey and then served in the U.S. Air Force for two years. In 1962, he graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, where he founded the college’s literary magazine.

Doran taught English at Edward Little High School in Auburn, and also worked at H.B. Educational Systems. After helping introduce audio-visual literary programs to Maine schools, he became the audio-visual director at Bowdoin College and held that position for 11 years. During that time, he received high distinctions for his work.

An avid ham radio operator, Doran also once served as a disc jockey at WCME Radio. He was an excellent photographer and an enthusiastic hiker, and loved the ocean.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Laurie Doran; two sons, Peter Doran and wife, Benita, and John Doran and wife, Tammy; the mother of his sons, Ellen Sanborn; granddaughter, Isabel Doran; grandson, Justin Doran; and brother, Paul Doran and wife, Denise.

A gathering of family to celebrate Doran’s life will be held at as later date. There will be no funeral.

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