Robert Walter Doral
1946 - 2022
Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel
9170 East D Avenue
Richland, MI
Robert W. Doral, 75 of Richland, MI passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Bob grew up in Rochester, MI and served honorably in the U.S. Navy (Vietnam War veteran). He married his beloved sweetheart Brenda Buban on August 23, 1975 and built a beautiful life for his family working as an automotive engineer. Bob is survived by his wife, Brenda, daughters and sons-in-law Dr Karen and Brian Fayle, Katie and Rob Hubbard, brothers Rick (Denise), Bill, sister Patricia Dodson, and his four grandchildren, Colin, Shannon, Wesley, and Caroline. Bob was preceded in death by his father Walter and mother Frances Doral. A memorial service will be forthcoming this Spring. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the American Cancer Society, The Purple Rose Theatre, or the Cat Nap Lodge. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

Published by The Oakland Press on Jan. 16, 2022.
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It was a great privilege to care for you Bob, and though I wish we’d had a better outcome I know you left this world peacefully and loved as well as any man could wish for.

Rest In Peace, shipmate. We have the watch.
Steve Shelden
January 13, 2022
Every so often in our career we meet someone who really sticks in our heart and mind. Bob was one of those folks. Our acquaintanceship was short but impactful nonetheless. Fair winds and following seas, shipmate.
Masako Winchester
January 13, 2022
Brenda and family: Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...
Cindy Roe
January 11, 2022
Brenda and family: Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...C
Cindy Roe
January 11, 2022
Dear Brenda& family, Our sincere condolences on your loss. So honored to have met Bob at your beautiful home. He will be greatly missed. May the peace of Christ & your wonderful memories with Bob be with you foreveruntil you meet again. God bless.
Marianna & Paul Humphrey
January 11, 2022
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