A Funeral Mass for James A. Doerr, age 71 of Ogdensburg and formerly of DePeyster, will be held Saturday (November 30, 2013) at 11:00 am at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Heuvelton, with Rev. Jay Seymour and Rev. Kevin O’Brien co-officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mr. Doerr passed away Monday (November 25, 2013) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Surviving are his wife Donna; three sons and their wives, Tony and Janet Doerr of Ogdensburg, Sean and Jen Doerr of Dekalb Junction and Donald and Kimberly Doerr of Dekalb Junction; daughter Tracy and Timothy Lalonde of Ogdensburg, Cheryl Doerr of Ogdensburg; daughter-in-law Tara Doerr of Dekalb Junction; brothers Frederick Doerr and his wife Diana, Robert Doerr and his wife Martha; sisters Elizabeth Rhodes and her husband James and Mary Louise Kyle, all of Ohio; grandchildren Andrew, Logan and Bradley Doerr, Lindsay Aldous, Kaitlyn & Devion Doerr, Austin and Ashley Lalonde, Joshua Liebstein, Jordan Fennessey and DeAnna Fennessey; two great-grandchildren, Kambree and Areanna Measheaw and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A brother, Stephen Doerr, predeceased him.
Jim was born on August 10, 1942 in Akron, OH, a son of the late Anton & Helen (Riegler) Doerr. He graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1960, and continued his education at Akron University where he majored in accounting. He married Donna M. Hardman on February 8, 1964.
During his career he was employed at Hauser Products in Akron, OH for nine years prior to relocating to the town of DePeyster, where he and his family operated a dairy farm from 1970 to 1992. He was later employed at Hackett’s Hardware for nine years and then Crowes Equipment, which he retired from in 2007.
Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he held 4th degree status and was a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Raphael’s Church in Heuvelton. He raced antique modified stock cars for 10 years and enjoyed fishing, spending time on the Oswegatchie River and camping in Fowler.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Deacon Adam Crowe Scholarship Fund, the Knights of Columbus or the St. Raphael’s Alter & Rosary Society.
Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
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