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Rev. Dr. Robert Mabry Doss

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Rev. Dr. Robert Mabry Doss

Age 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on February 12, 2016 in Wilmington, DE.

Rev. Doss was born September 12, 1927 in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1949, Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1950 and The Starr King School for the Ministry in 1959. Rev. Doss obtained his Doctor of Divinity in 1980 from the Meadville-Lombard Theological School. He served in the United States Army as a Sgt. Major in Nagoya, Japan through 1947. Rev. Doss first served as a minister in the Unitarian Church of Rockville, MD followed by 31 years at the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington retiring as minister emeritus. During that time, he served as the President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, Chairman of the UUA Fellowship Committee, and was a member of the UUA Theological Committee.

Rev. Doss is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret W. Doss; his daughter, Katherine D. Briggs (Michael) of Shrewsbury, MA; his son, Kenneth M. Doss (Alicia) of Wilmington, DE; his brothers, James V. Doss of York, VA, Thomas L. Doss of Roanoke, VA; his sister-in-law, Norma Doss; and his grandchildren, Dustin Briggs, Heather Patel, Sara Briggs, Dylan Briggs and Keeleigh Doss. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Sarah Doss, and his brother William H. Doss.

A celebration of his life will be 11:00 am, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, 730 Halstead Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Forwood Manor Health Center and the nurses of Compassionate Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington.



Published in The News Journal from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2016
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