HANOVER Curtis R. Doll, Sr., 94, went home to be in the loving arms of his beloved father at 2 a.m. on his 94 th birthday, January 4, 2013, and there he will wait for the rest of his family. He was the loving husband of Thelma I. (Miner) Doll. Born on January 4, 1919, in Jefferson, he was a son of Henry A. and Laura (Buie) Doll. Curtis R. Doll, Sr. was well loved by people and animals. After serving in the Coast Guard Curtis learned how to assemble refrigeration and air conditioning units and worked at Borge Warner as a "Hospital Repairman" for 30 years. Mr. Doll was a very hard worker and provided for his family his entire life. Curtis also had a passion and love for animals, specifically for training and racing "standard breed" or "saukey" horses. He raced these horses throughout PA, MD, VA, and WV. Curtis had a mesmerizing effect on animals. Other survivors include two children, Curtis R. Doll, Jr. of Hanover and Janice L. (Doll) White and husband Richard of Sykesville, Md.; three grandchildren, Timothy J. White, Curtis R. Doll, III, and Benjamin E. Doll; a sister, Mary Edris of New Oxford; and many loving nieces and nephews. Curtis was preceded in death by a brother Henry A. Doll, Jr. A service to celebrate the life of Curtis R. Doll, Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover with Pastor Faye Snyder officiating. A time to share memories with the family will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. Final committal will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover following the service at the church full military honors will be provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. To share memories of Curtis R. Doll, Sr. , please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 9, 2013