PERRY CITY - Timothy J. Doane Jr., age 51, of 6327 Route 227, Trumans burg, died unexpectedly on Saturday (March 30th, 2013).
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Services will be held privately, the family asks that you kindly remember Tim with your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Tim's memory may be directed to the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Road, Waterloo, N.Y. 13165 or the SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850.
Tim was born in Waterloo on December 7, 1961, the son of Timothy and Sandy (Loman) Doane Sr. He was a senior at South Seneca Central School when he joined the US Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served his country for 4 years. Tim was a general contractor, and had great skills as a carpenter, woodworker and handyman that served him well as he renovated his home. He was a NASCAR enthusiast and a huge fan of Dale Earnhart, Jr., and a collector of Budweiser memorabilia. Along with his work as a general contractor, Tim truly enjoyed the outdoors and the time he was able to spend in nature, in addition, any wayward dog or cat that came along was always welcome!
He is survived by his mother, Sandra Doane of Ovid; his father, Timothy Doane Sr. of Seneca Falls; his life partner of 18 years, Vicki Shaff of Trumansburg; his son, Timothy (Jennifer Gell) Doane III of Rochester; sisters, Debra (David) Lincoln of Lodi, Pennie (Dozier) Mills of Melbourne, Fla.; and a brother, Robert (Cinnamon) Doane of Willard; his stepchildren, Joshua (Sarah) Shaff of Freeville and Crystal (Robert LaVancher) Dawson of Lodi; and grandchildren, Eve, Grace, Diamond, Dakota and Cheyenne; his close friends, Judy Rosbaugh of Ovid, Larry and Jesse Kirkland of Trumansburg, and Joy and Karl Reester, Angie Miller and Krista Williams of N. Syracuse, along with several nieces and nephews.
For additional information, please contact Covert Funeral Home at 1-877-828-3411 or visit www .covertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013