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Robert Bruce Doan

March 6, 1934 — March 10, 2022

Robert Bruce Doan, age 88, well-known New Albany businessman, passed away on early Thursday morning, March 10, 2022, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, PA.


          Bob was born in Blue Bell, PA, on March 6, 1934, a son of the late Duane Duffield & Ida Mae Cardell Doan.  He graduated from the Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, PA, a member of the class of 1953.  He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Jean Drews, on April 16, 1955.  Last April, they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.


They moved to New Albany in 1959.  Bob and Shirley later established Doan’s Greenhouse, which they have operated for the past 49 years.


Bob was a very active member of the New Albany United Methodist Church, where Bob improved and maintained the church for the past 50 years.  He was a Boy Scout Leader, and also built and improved many of the buildings involved in the greenhouse operation.  He greatly enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



Loving wife:

Shirley Doan                                             at home



Daniel R. (Barbara) Doan                        New Albany, PA

Cynthia (Philip) Meglich                        Stevensville, PA

Jean (Tom) Howard                                 New Albany, PA

Joyce Doan                                               Ligonier, IN



Charles “Bud” Doan                                Yardley, PA

Richard (Brenda) Doan                            Yardley, PA

Blaine (Jesse) Doan                                  Altoona, AL



Judy Nevius                                              Perkasie, PA



Stephanie Doan-Soares

Rebecca Fisher  

Hannah Brelsford

Levi Meglich

Jonas Meglich

Derek Howard

Andrew Howard

Nathan Howard

Isaiah Howard

Grace Howard

Lazare Cardell

Caden Cardell

Reubi Cardell

Jediah Cardell

Deron Cardell

Seth Cardell

Mathias Corbin

Gabriel Corbin

Israel Corbin



Ransom Fisher

Adria Fisher

Theodore Brelsford

Zarah Howard

Kenzie Howard

Mahala Howard

Ethan Camp


And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  


          Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a 6 year old daughter, Deborah Jean Doan, on January 12, 1963; and by a brother: Duane Doan; and two sisters: a child Doris Doan, and Dorothy Lopresti.


          Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 14th, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, with his pastor, Rev. Catherine Dawes, officiating.  Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, PA, at the convenience of the family.


          Family and friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the start of the service at 11:00 AM.


          Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be sent to the New Albany United Methodist Church, 591 Front St., New Albany, PA 18833.


          Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.


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Monday, March 14, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Monday, March 14, 2022

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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