Wilmington, NC – Bruce L. Doran, Marine, Vietnam Veteran, loving husband and dear friend to so many throughout his 76 wonderful years, passed away suddenly at his home on September 23, 2023.
Bruce is survived by the love of his life, wife Leslie (Fulchiero) Doran, his stepdaughter Jessica Conway (and Cody), Sisters-in-law, Brother-in-law and their families, and friends from every aspect of his life.
The son of Charles and Eleanor Doran, Bruce grew up in Ebensburg, PA. He joined the Marine Corps in his late teens, served a tour of duty in Vietnam, then returned home and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University. His successful career in the electronics industry spanned 40+ years, with the final 3 decades spent in Burke and Herndon, VA. Upon his retirement, he had his sights set on moving to Wilmington, a place that he and Leslie had grown to love over many years of visiting the Carolina coast. They moved to their dream home in “North Cackalacky” as he so fondly referred to his new home state in 2017 — Bruce was never happier.
Bruce never lost contact with the friends he made over the course of his lifetime starting as early as grade school. The tremendous outpouring of love and support is a testament to who Bruce was as a person, how he treated his friends, and how much he loved his Country.
He will be honored and dearly remembered during a Memorial Service on the sacred grounds of Quantico National Cemetery in the coming months. There is no other place in the world more suited as Bruce’s final resting place than Quantico as he loved everything about the Corps.
Plans for the service and internment will be conveyed to family and friends once arrangements are finalized. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of their choice.
Honor, Courage and Commitment, Semper Fi – Bruce was always faithful. Taken from all of us much too soon, you our dear friend, will be forever missed – Rest In Peace.
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