Arthur Jay Doane
August 02, 1925 - January 25, 2018


Friday, February 02, 2018 - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd.  Ferndale, MI


Friday, February 02, 2018-7:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd.  Ferndale, MI

Doane, Arthur J., 92 of Royal Oak died Thursday January 25, 2018 in Royal Oak.  He was born August 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Laura and Urseles Doane.  Mr. Doane was an active bowler and golfer and loved fishing.  Mr. Doane was a Marine and served in World War II in the Philippines and Guam.  He was married to Helen Doane (deceased) for 62 years.  Surviving are his Daughters, Denise Doane (Royal Oak, MI), Diane Doane (Tarpon Springs, FL) Son, David Doane  (Denise) Madison Heights, Michigan , Grandchildren Alissa Olsen (Trevor) and Amanda Doane.  Donations may be sent to the Michigan Cancer Foundation.


I will deeply miss my Monday night golf partner. Art was a wonderful man and I looked forward to seeing him every week. He shared many stories with me about his younger years and his dear wife Helen. It comforts me to think of him with her once again. Here is one last "kisse shot" Art! You will always be in my mind and heart when I play The Links At Crystal Lake.

We truly loved Art for his humor, his outlook on life and his love for golf. He was a special person and will be greatly missed.

Dear Arthur, you left without a goodbye . I'll miss you after all those years we were together golfing and bowling. You were a good friend and and comrade.

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things any of us can ever deal with. Cherish your memories and know that the Bible promises that we will see our loved ones again. John 5:28 & 29

Thank you, Uncle Art, for the twinkle in your eyes, your wonderful dry sense of humor, your gentleness and calm, your angling prowess that meant we always had bass and perch and pike for dinner, your skill in helping to fry 10 pounds of bacon in one little pan, and for all the time you made to talk to me when I was just a kid during our family vacations together at Big Star Lake and fishing trips to Neff's Nook, and all the way into my adulthood. Thank you for your strong pride in your children always and your strong love for Helen. I know I speak for all my family and for all 'Nookers' when I say: we will always be grateful to have been your friends.

Dad, thank you for all the memories growing up and for providing for our family. Will miss my golf partner, softball mentor, fishing buddy and my Father of 58 years. So proud of your hard work ethics, active life style, serving our country and your independence for 92 long years. Glad your at peace now and dancing with Mom in heaven. I love and miss you so Dad.


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