Paul E. Doser

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May 31, 1930 to February 10, 2013

Boonville- Paul E. Doser, of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Marlene P. passed away on February 10, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

He was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on May 31, 1930, a son of Emery and Ethel Bigley Doser. Paul grew up in Kellerton Iowa, where he graduated from high school, and then attended Iowa State College at Ames Iowa, which is now Iowa State University. In 1950, Mr. Doser ended his studies at Iowa State, to serve his country by enlisting in the US Air Force, serving in England, during the Korean Conflict, until his honorable discharge in December, 1954. Paul married Mary Peek, in November, 1956. The couple resided in Marcy, eventually moving to Whitesboro where Mary Doser later passed away.

For thirty years, Mr. Doser was employed as a furnace operator at Special Metals Corporation of Utica, in the manufacture of a variety of metals for the aircraft and aerospace industry

On July 18, 1992, Paul was united in marriage with Marlene Post at Greystone Manor, Martinsburg. The couple settled at their home on Thayer Hill, near Boonville. Paul and Marlene attended Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls.

Mr. Doser enjoyed doing auto mechanical work and furniture reupholstering; he was a skilled wood worker who enjoyed making furniture and pocket doors for family and friends.

Paul greatly enjoyed music and traveling with Marlene, and had traveled extensively throughout the United States. He especially enjoyed going on an Alaskan cruise.

He is survived by his ever-loving wife Marlene; Daughter Eileen (John) Gallagher, Rome, NY; Son Brian (Kym Donnellan) Doser, Wenham, MA; Daughter Tammy (Dale) Austin, Freeville, NY; Daughter Jolene (Mark) Higby, Constableville, NY; Son Kevin Vienneau, Aberdeen, MD; Son Daniel (Jeanne) Vienneau, Pennelville, NY; Son Johnathan (Mary Ann) Vienneau, Boonville, NY; Grandchildren: Joseph Sarcone and Marissa (Tim McCarren) Sarcone, Timothy, Noah, Jack and Hannah Donnellan-Doser, Martin Gatlin, Erienne (Mike) Austin El Sharif, Gregory (Sarah) Austin, Heather, Mark (Kim) and Leanne Higby, Rachael, Danielle, Michael, Ben and Zavier Vienneau. Great-Grandchildren: Haley Gallagher, Steven, Andrew, and Aubrey Plows. Lilly and Mark Higby. A brother Raymond (Dola Doser, a sister Esther (Gene) McAlexander, both from Iowa. Paul is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by a son Timothy Paul Doser.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 14, at 11:00 am at the Boonville First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Naomi Kelly and Rev. Barrett Lee co-officiating. Interment in the spring will be in Boonville Cemetery, Boonville. Calling Hours will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday, at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial donations may be made to the Residents Activities Fund at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, NY 13309.

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