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  
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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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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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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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Kathy, a belated birthday blessing! We sure enjoyed spending time at the table with you and Gary. You're both absolutely wonderful folks!

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Jan 12, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Posted on: Jan 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM

A belated--and yet heartfelt birthday wish, Les. Blessings!

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Dec 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Jim, happy birthday to a guy who has done so much for our class! You continue to serve in so many ways in your retirement. Blessings, old friend!

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Dec 17, 2018 at 7:38 PM

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Happy Birthday, Bear! You and old Ludwig von Beethoven, eh?

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Oct 26, 2018 at 3:07 PM

What a joy to catch up with you at our reunion, Kathy! You have achieved so much and represented us in such an extraordinary way. But mostly, you show us how to live fully and be yourself. I am so proud of the woman you are and for knowing you all those years ago. Happy day!

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Sep 26, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Patty, you're a jewel! You have done such good work for our class, and I am grateful for all the hard work of putting on our most recent reunion. Birthday blessings, friend!!

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Sep 06, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Man, it was so great to sit with you and Sue at dinner at the reunion! Could have talked all night--perhaps another time. Anyway, old friend, you look great--life's been kind to you two wonderful people!!

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Sep 06, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Becky, such a joy to talk with you at the reunion--did not know you were a PK--cool (mostly)! Anyway, have a blessed and happy birthday, friend!

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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
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A long weekend at Smithfield, VA--2011.