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Timothy R. Doe


Timothy Robert Doe 62, of Simi Valley CA, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012, surrounded by his family.

Tim was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., on August 16, 1950, to Mary Bruyere Doe and William Gordon Doe. He attended local schools and in 1972 married Joan Pirie. In 1973 he received a BA in Psychology from the SUNY campus at Plattsburg.

After graduation Tim moved with his wife and daughter Jill to California, living first in Santa Monica and then settling permanently in Simi Valley, where they would have three more daughters, Jacqueline, Julie and Jamie.

Tim worked in the insurance and real estate business and owned his own agency for many years.

He lived for his daughters and their children, and would often say his greatest accomplishment and joy was being a Father.

Tim’s sense of humor and his ability to act silly was loved and appreciated by everyone. His house was always open; many of his daughter’s friends considered him their ‘second Dad.’

We will miss his sense of humor, his endless fighting spirit which made us so proud, the grandkids calling for their playmate ‘Papa’, and his presence here with us.

Tim’s life was celebrated in a gathering of friends and family in Simi Valley, CA. on September 28th.

He is survived by his daughters, Jill, Jacqueline, Julie and Jamie; his son-in-laws, Josh MacDonald and David Freeman; his grandchildren Faith, Gavin, Blake, Zachary, and Nicholas; his dog Yoda; sisters Michelle Snye (husband Martin), Morristown, Patricia Frye (husband Edwin), Albuquerque NM, brothers William Doe (wife Carol) of Adams, Maurice P. Doe Northridge CA., and a brother-in-law Alfred Sovie of Ogdensburg.

Tim was predeceased by a sister, Dr. Margaret Doe Sovie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tim’s name to the American Stroke & Heart Association, PO Box 742030, Los Angeles CA or

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