Michael James Doran, 64, passed away Wednesday June 23, 2021 at Sentra Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born November 7, 1956 in Batavia, New York. He was a graduate of Elba High School in Elba, New York.
After graduating he joined the U.S. Navy on July 16, 1975. While being stationed in Italy he met and married Leola Steward and they had two children Michelle and Michael Jr. In his spare time he enjoyed playing tennis, baseball, basketball, and bowling.
During his 20 years of service in the Navy he was stationed at Great Lakes IL., Corry Station FL., NSGA San Vito Italy, NSGA Ausburg Germany, NSGA Northwest VA., NSGA Azores Portugal, NSGSD Winter Harbor ME, NSGSD Shemya-Anchorage Alaska. He retired 31 July 1995.
He is predeceased by his father Bernard Doran and brother Richard Doran. He is survived by his mother, Martha Jones; ex wife, Leola Doran; daughter, Michelle Howell; son, Michael Doran Jr., and his wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Khalie Cornell, Dakota Howell, and Christopher Doran; nephew, Randy Doran, his wife, Katie and their 2 children; and numerous cousins, aunt and uncles.
Michael will be cremated per his wishes and a celebration of his life will be planned at a later date and time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Foundation at donate.als.org would be greatly appreciated.
Mike you will ALWAYS be remembered and loved and NEVER forgotten.