Steven B Doan

Profile Updated: July 27, 2013
Residing In: Belle Haven, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Donna Jean Burton Doan
Occupation: Retired Chaplain/Pastor
Children: Stephanie, born 1969
Richard, born 1970

Grandkids: Christopher (1995-2005); Andrew, 1998; More…Catherine, 1999.
Military Service: Army  

After Yale, went to IU for Ph. D. in English, but was drafted halfway through. Volunteered for OCS in Artillery, went to Vietnam, Germany, Oklahoma, then taught 3 years in English and philosophy at West Point. Got out to go to seminary in Lexington, KY, became a pastor, then returned to Army as a chaplain. Retired in 1998, and Donna and I were co-pastors in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for next 12 years. We retired to the Eastern Shore of Virginia to be near our daughter and grandkids. Had 3, but oldest (Christopher Michael Pierce) died when he was 10. Two living are Andrew, 15, and Catherine, 14. A pure joy. Still working part-time for our church as endorser of chaplains--military and civilian. We lived in Germany 5 yrs, Italy 2 yrs, New York 3 yrs. And I served a tour in Vietnam and one in Korea--9 yrs overseas. Beginning July 2013, we will be serving a two-point United Methodist charge here on the Eastern Shore--two wonderful small churches near our home. Starting a new ministry at nearly 68 years-old gives one pause--and a sense of excitement.

School Story:

The years at North Side were formative. You were all such a huge part of my life and graced my days with laughter, friendship, tears, and much joy.l Because our family moved so much, I probably knew over 300 of my 500 classmates--attended Forest Park, Rudisill, then Forest Park again, St. Joe Center, Northwood Middle School (first class to grad), and finally NSHS. Too many friends to name each, and a lot of great teachers--Sinks, Bickel, and who could forget the finest--Miss Greenwalt--she never accepted less than your best and then demanded more. I only missed a few days in 3 years and loved darn near every moment. Lou Bjorab told me it was the best time of his life--not far off! And I love reading your stories, classmates. I still hold you in awe.

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Jun 15, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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Jun 09, 2020 at 12:36 PM

Posted on: Jun 08, 2020 at 1:30 PM

David, I wish you the blessing of this day, the 75th anniversary of a life well lived. I've known you since Kindergarten at Forest Park! (Keep Austin weird!)

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Mar 02, 2020 at 7:57 AM

Steve, belated birthday greetings to you! You are such a leader in keeping our class connected and together!

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Feb 11, 2020 at 12:27 PM

Posted on: Feb 10, 2020 at 2:49 PM

Scott, what a fascinating account of your life as a fishing guide--thanks for sharing!

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Jan 20, 2020 at 4:12 PM

Jerry , it's been much fun catching up and staying connected with you, old friend! Much joy on your natal day; have a hot toddy or some such thing and seek unbridled merriment--or not. Those days may be long past us.

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Jan 20, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Well, dear friend, another year and you are just catching up with me. Hope your life in Wyoming continues to be glorious. Happy birthday!

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Jan 20, 2020 at 7:44 AM

Stan, sure hope you had a great birthday weekend! So appreciate our time with you and Carol at our last reunion. Haven't been to another class outing since then. Blessings, Steve

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Jan 12, 2020 at 12:51 PM

Posted on: Jan 11, 2020 at 5:49 PM

Les, happy birthday, old friend. My goodness, we have known each other since the fifth grade at Forest Park. You seem to grow stronger and wiser as you age. Well done!

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Jan 12, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Kathy, it was so great to see you and Gary at our last reunion. I think we could have talked all night! Hope your birthday yesterday was a great joy. BTW, you two have one terrific family!!

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Dec 19, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Happy Birthday, Bear! And Christmas blessings to you and Linda. You are still and always in that small group I count as friends from 8th grade on. You gave me so much--laughter, friendship, loyalty, and so many good times and memories!

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Oct 31, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019 at 9:08 AM

Larry, happy birthday, old friend--enjoy it fully!

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Aug 21, 2019 at 3:43 PM

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Aug 06, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Posted on: Aug 06, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Dave, it occurs to me that now that you reside in Austin, if we do get back that way to see our son, would love to see you folks while we are there. Just a thought. Hope you are thriving there and Keeping Austin Weird!

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Jul 28, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Jim, happy birthday, old friend!!

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Jun 09, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Posted on: Jun 09, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Dave, a happy belated birthday to you!

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Feb 28, 2019 at 5:27 PM

Posted on: Feb 28, 2019 at 4:27 PM

Happy birthday, Steve--a delight to you at the reunion in August! My best to you and Becky!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Jerry, wrote on Facebook already, but this is just to add that you've always been a guy I look up to and one who kept us centered on what was important and when we needed to laugh. Loved all those hours at the Bryce home! Felicitations, amicus!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 12:33 PM

George, happy birthday (belatedly) from the worst bridge player of the RBC's!

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Jan 19, 2019 at 10:54 AM

Bill, a bit late here, but I want to wish you a big belated happy birthday! It was really good to see you and Patti at the Reunion and to catch up with an old friend from the neighborhood!

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Jan 18, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Stan, it was a real treat to be with you and Carol in August, and to be welcomed into your wonderful home for dinner with the Frazees. You are a blessing in so many ways, and I am glad we had the chance to get to know each other so much better. Happy birthday!

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:26 AM
Donna and I as we begin a new ministry with the United Methodist Church on the Eastern Shore of Virginia--May 2013
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:26 AM
A long weekend at Smithfield, VA--2011.