Ralph E. Doran

September 01, 1924 ‒ March 07, 2003

Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Ralph E. Doran, 78, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio died Friday, March 07, 2003 at his home.

He was born in Westerville, Ohio on Sept. 1, 1924, the son of the late James E. and Edith Alspach Doran. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1942 and served on submarines in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Ralph worked as a foreman and supervisor for H.P.M. Corporation in Mt. Gilead for 40 years until retiring in 1991. He attended First Baptist Church. He enjoyed baseball, gardening and horse racing.

He is survived by his wife Glenna M. Neptune, whom he married Dec. 31, 1949; a son and daughter-in-law Mike Doran and Heidi Gorsuch of Lewis Center, OH; and a brother and sister-in-law John and Marie Doran of Mt. Gilead, OH.

A daughter Patricia Ann, a brother James E. “Bud” Doran, and two sisters Violet Lorbach and Irene Fraker also preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mt. Gilead on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Dr. Dennis Schultz will conduct funeral services there Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rivercliff Cemetery in Mt. Gilead. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.