BRIDGEPORT, NY — George A. Doane, 67, Bridgeport, NY, passed away Jan. 1, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Born Jan. 8, 1954, in Watertown, NY, a son of Douglas W. and Myrna (Haller) Doane, he graduated in 1972 from Sackets Harbor Central School.
While in high school and following school George worked on the Peer Farm as well as the McIntosh Farm in East Hounsfield for several years. He then worked for New York Air Brake as a machinist before moving to Bridgeport, NY, in 1986. He began a 31-year career as a machine repairman at Daimler Chrysler in Syracuse, retiring in 2016.
He married Gayle Frasier on April 20, 1974, in Sackets Harbor, NY.
George served in the Army National Guard for eight years.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed golfing.
Among his survivors are his beloved wife of 47 years, Gayle A Doane, Bridgeport, NY; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kellie (Jason) Coughenour, Syracuse, Tammy (Michael) Newport, OH, and Sharon Doane, Bridgeport, NY; a son and daughter in law, Allyn (Rachel) Doane, Syracuse; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, Gary Doane, CO; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sandra (Vincent) Terrone, Port Ewen, NY, and Marilyn Hanson, Evans Mills; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Heather Coughenour.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.
It was George’s wish to be cremated and there will be no services, a celebration of life will be held sometime in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the Wounded Warriors.
Friends and family may leave condolences at www.dexterfuneralhome.com.