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Rev. Dr. James Edward Doran

Chance – Rev. Dr. James Edward Doran, 78, of here passed away suddenly on May 16, 2019.

Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Elwood and Julia Doran.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Jim began his ministry as a foreman at Ranch Hope for Boys in Allway, NJ. He received his doctorate in pastoral care and ministered for over 50 years. He was currently serving Antioch United Methodist Church in Princess Anne, MD and Asbury United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, MD. He was greatly loved and respected in the community by those who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Elwood Doran, Jr.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia (Coffee) Doran, children Kathleen Jaconi (Robert), Jennifer Shinn, (Michael), Pamela Doran and David Doran (Lisa), grandchildren Aaron and Amber Welch, Kristen Cossell, Miranda Shinn, Madison Monzo, and Elijah Doran.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Antioch United Methodist Church, 11656 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, MD where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Antioch U.M. Church, P.O. Box 297, Princess Anne, Md. 21853  for their  mission trip to Kentucky, or to Asbury U.M. Church, 26556 Mt. Vernon Road, Princess Anne, Md. 21853 for Vacation Bible School or to Malaga Youth Camp Fund, 4488 Arbutus Ave, Newfield NJ 08344

9 comments to Rev. Dr. James Edward Doran

  • Kathi Jaconi

    My father was the most amazing and generous man that I knew. He spent most of his life in the service of the Lord but he was so much more. If you needed anything all that you had to do was ask. He was funny and caring and usually larger than life. Not one to sit still for too long either. If he did he was usually napping.

    I learned so much from my father. He always led by example on being helpful, caring, listening and putting others before himself. In his presence I always felt safe.

  • Dave and Judy Schmaldienst

    Jim was wonderful man. He changed our hearts forever by continuing to lead and challenge us to have closer walk with Jesus. His sense of humor, his compassion for people, and his gentle spirit exemplified the the life of Christ. We know that now he sees Jesus face to face. He will always be remembered fondly as our pastor, teacher, and friend. We love you and will continue to be praying for Pat and the family.

  • Mark Gilmour

    Jim was instrumental in my spiritual growth. He was a true mentor to me as he was to many men. He was a good friend and he will be dearly missed. I look forward to praising our Savior together for eternity!

  • Faye Nunez

    Rev. Jim was a great comfort to the family of Bobby Jones while he was in the hospital. He would come and sit with us almost everyday with words of encouragement and faith. God Bless him and his family.

  • Anthony Tropiano JR

    Jncle Jim always cared about what was going on in my life, and when comming to NJ always made time to see me and my family.He was a lot of fun to be around. His visits were always looked forward to.Im sad that this will no longer be.But glad that he is with our maker. GOD BLESS UNCLE JIM RIP.

  • Robin Long

    Dear Pat and family, I will not be able to join you today to honor Jim. May God comfort you through fond memories of your happy times together. Blessings & prayers for all.

  • Chuck Sheets

    My wife and were blessed knowing Jim and his family. He attended church with us at Crossroads Church of God for a time. We will be praying for the family

  • Rev. Bob and Linda Scott

    On behalf of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference and the members of ARMS (Association of Retired Ministers and Spouses), we extend heartfelt sympathy to your family on Dr. Doran’s passing. He is remembered with respect and friendship as we all shared in the joy of ministry together. May he rest in peace.

  • glenn and ginger grant

    We knew Jim from Malaga Camp and Almonesson UMC here in New Jersey. Wonderful man of God. Very sorry Pat and family for your loss. Know we will be praying for you during this time. Praise God for his salvation!

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