Howard Blair Doerr, 91, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Elk Crossing in Duncan, Oklahoma with his daughter by his side.
A memorial mass will be held Friday, March 2nd at Assumption Catholic Church in Duncan, Oklahoma at 2:00 P.M. A second memorial service will be held later this year near Seattle, Washington where all his salmon were caught. His inurnment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, in Kent, Washington.
Howard Blair Doerr was born on October 11, 1926 to Ray and Loretta Doerr in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Howard went to St. Mary of the Mount grade and high school. He enlisted in the United States Army after graduation. Dad served in the Philippines until the end of World War II in 1945. He attended Duquesne University before transferring to Carnegie Mellon. He graduated in 1952 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Dad worked for Standard Oil in Chicago, where he met and married Pearl (Sue) Zastrow. After retiring from General Dynamics, Electric Boat in Connecticut, he and Sue moved to California. After Sue’s death, he moved to Arizona. In 2012 he moved to Duncan to live with his daughter.
Survivors include his five children; Janet Deeg and her husband Wolfgang, David Doerr and his wife Molly, Barbara Tusia, Susan Doerr, William Doerr and his wife Alice Doerr, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Other survivors include his brother Ray Doerr and his wife Gloria and his sister Susie and her husband Bob Winstel.
The family would like to thank the staff of Elk Crossing for their loving care they gave to Dad since he moved there in July of 2016. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Assumption Catholic Church Food Bank, 711 W. Hickory Ave. Duncan, OK 73533 or to Christians Concerned, 702 W. Willow, Duncan, OK 73533. Condolences may be left for the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com