December 24, 2012
J. Doane, 89, formerly of 17481 Route 11, Watertown, passed
Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where he
had been a resident since 2009.
A memorial service with military honors will be 11 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 28, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home,
Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery in Sackets Harbor.
A calling hour will precede the memorial service on Friday
from 10 to 11 a.m.
Born July 15, 1923, in the town of Pamelia, son of Levi W.
and Winifred E. Gibson Doane, he graduated in 1942 from
Watertown High School. During high school he also attended
He worked for New York Air Brake a short time before
entering the Army on Jan. 7, 1943. He served during World
War II in France, England and the Bay of Normandy. He was
honorably discharged as a tech sergeant in 1946.
Upon returning home he returned to New York Air Brake and
worked in the shipping and receiving department, retiring in
the early 1980s after 35 years of service.
He married Alice Cross of Watertown on May 12, 1971, in the
town of Limerick. She passed in 2011.
Mr. Doane was a member of the All Souls Unitarian
Universalist Church in Watertown where he was the sexton for
Among his survivors are a step daughter, Kathryn G.
Matteson, Watertown; three stepsons and their wives, Steven
and Bethany Cross, Henderson, Daniel and Cassandra Cross,
Watertown, Lawrence and Bertha Cross, Missouri; a brother
and sister in law, Raymond and Betty Doane, Evans Mills; a
sister, Marie Gould, Watertown; eight grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Spencer, a
brother, Robert Doane and a brother-in-law, Gerald Gould,
all died before him.
Donations may be made to the All Souls Unitarian
Universalist Church, 1330 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Information provided by Hart & Bruce Funeral Home
and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.