Dora, Cornelius Moore |
Cornelius Moore Dora, (Connie, Neil, C.M.) 83, of Phoenix, AZ was reunited with his wife of 50 years, Barbara Anne, on April 18, 2014. Neil was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and Military Order of the Cooties as well as a friend to numerous other veteran and military organizations. Neil retired as an installer from Western Electric and spent countless hours volunteering for the Veterans Administration Hospital. Neil and Barbara started a nonprofit organization for veterans, Veterans Service Association, Inc. VSAI. Connie was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Anne; brothers Joseph, Robert and Peter, sisters Hope and Joan (Patsy). He is survived by his children Mark Wayne Dora, Evelyn Louise Bersack (Stephen), Sherri Anne Dora, Diane Leigh Dora, Paula Joanne Rodriguez (Raul), Joseph Paul Dora and James Justin Dora (Denise); grandchildren Michael Dora (Rhoanne), Samantha Bersack, Anthony Rodriguez, Branden Dora, Dylan Rodriguez, Ryan Rodriguez, Stephanie Bersack Adams (James); his brother Raymond, sisters Judith and Martha and numerous other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VSAI, P.O. Box 16008, Phoenix, AZ 85011-6008. Visitation will be held from
6-8pm, with a Rosary at 7:30pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 and a Funeral Service at 11am, Thursday, April 24 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 23, 2014