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Eugene B. ‘Gene’ Doran

July 28, 1946 - June 29, 2019

Eugene B. “Gene” Doran, 72, Altoona, was welcomed into the arms of our loving Lord on Saturday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Mary (Freeman) Doran. He married Cathy J. Baum on April 19, 1997. Surviving are his loving wife of 22 years; a stepson, Joshua Colpetzer and fiancee, Abby Duttry, of Bellwood; three brothers: Rodger (Shelia) Doran of Douglasville, and Bill (Shelvia) Doran and Dan (Joyce) Doran, all of Birdsboro; several nieces and nephews; and two estranged children.

Gene was a 1964 graduate of Moshannon Valley School in Houtzdale and retired from Doran’s Appliance Repair in the latter part of 2018 as a self-employed appliance repairman.

Cathy, Gene and Josh were members of the Hollidaysburg Sportsman Club and enjoyed Skeet and Clay Pigeon shooting. Gene was an avid sportsman and loved to hunt and fish with his brothers and Josh.

He was a kind, loving and loyal husband, father, son, brother, uncle and an amazing friend.

A brief visitation will be held at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, Pastor Drew McCaffery officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Gene’s memory to the Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602 or to the Hollidays­burg Sportsman’s Club, 472 Hollidaysburg Sportsman’s Road, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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