Richard Lyman Doerr, 'Dick,' husband of the late Mary Jean Doerr, passed away on May 4, 2012 at the West Haven VA Hospital. Born in Chicago, IL on April 17, 1923 to the late Harold F. Doerr and Della Gaskill. He married Mary Jean Jackson in 1946 and graduated from Indiana University in 1948. During WW II he was a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter pilot. Dick was employed as a research chemist for Mathieson Alkali Works (Olin) from 1949 to 1983. He is survived by his son, Douglas Doerr and his wife Lenni Terao of Oakland, CA, and by his sister Nancy Gage and her husband Alan Gage of Oberlin, OH. A Memorial Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Saturday, May 12th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit prior to the service with the family from 10 to 11:00. Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dick wanted me to express his deep gratitude to all family, friends and relatives for your kind thoughts and prayers. You all helped to comfort him and ease his passing.

  2. I am so sorry that Dick is gone. Dick and Jean, our dear neighbors the Next Doerrs, were so kind and thoughtful and great company and hosts, all wonderful things when I was growing up. Best thoughts to Doug and all the family.

  3. We are very sorry for your loss. I’m sure your dad appreciated all of the time you were able to spend with him over the past few months.

  4. I will not say good by I will say thank you for your friendship for your love and always thinking of us and my family Thank you for making me laugh and our conversations that went on for hours And thank you for your love and most of all Thank you for being part of our lives A conversation to be continued Love stacy and the Boge family lance jack leo and eve Boge

  5. I will not say good by I will say thank you for your friendship for your love and always thinking of us and my family Thank you for making me laugh and our conversations that went on for hours And thank you for your love and most of all Thank you for being part of our lives A conversation to be continued Love stacy and the Boge family lance jack leo and eve Boge

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