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Donald Ashley Doss(1930 - 2013)

DONALD ASHLEY DOSS Age 83, a long time Riverside resident, passed away November 28, 2013. Don was born on August 18, 1930 to Benjamin and Audrey Doss in Riverside, CA. He attended Poly High School and Riverside Community College. In 1950 he joined the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army, and returned to Riverside two years later. He married Patricia Francis and had their two sons. They later divorced. He was employed at Alcan Aluminum for 35 years as a salesman. Upon retiring, Don loved fishing, traveling, and gardening (including taking care of his numerous fruit trees). He was a long time member of Hope Lutheran Church, the VFW#9223, school committees, and work social events where he made and kept numerous friendships throughout his life. Don is survived by two sons, Benjamin Doss and Eric (Joanne) Doss and his life time companion of over 30 years, Marge Cole. He also leaves his sister, Marguerite Doss and her daughter Deidre Tavaglione and family. Don was a grandfather of nine, had one great grandchild and many life-long friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church: 2882 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92507. The family suggest memorial donations be made to Hope Lutheran Church and National Parkinson's Foundation.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 3, 2013
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