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Howard W. Doty

January 22, 1935 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 86)


Howard W. Doty, 86 of Downingtown, died of COVID-19 at AdventCare Hospice in Palm Coast, Florida on February 1, 2021. He was born January 22, 1935 in Terre Haute, IN, the son of the late Lawrence H. and Mabel F. (Ball) Doty.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Carole, in September of 2020.  He is survived by his five children: daughter Joni Letch (Harry) Palm Coast, FL; son David Doty (CJ) Warrington, PA; son William Doty (Amy) Loxahatchee, FL; daughter Lynn Bosse (Kevin) Palm Coast, FL, daughter Deanna Schroder (Curt) Downingtown, PA.  He is also survived by six grandchildren:  Daniel Vaughn, Deanna Merendino, Ryan Doty, Andrew Merendino, Mark Schroder and Kristen Schroder; two great-grandchildren: Colton Vaughn and Bennett Vaughn as well as his sisters Carole Sue Steele Greenwood, IN and Linda Doty Poynter Williams (Wayne) Woodstock, GA.  He was preceded in death by his brother Harold Doty (Phyllis) Fountaintown, IN.

Howard was a devout member of St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church for 35 years. He designed transportation systems for Ryder, Rollins, and UPS over the many years of his career. His kind heart and generous spirit will live forever in our memories.

A private family graveside service will be held at Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Penn Medicine Hospice Friends Fund 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester PA 19380.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith and Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380 610-696-1181;


Funeral Services and Interment will be private


Penn Medicine Hospice
Penn Hospice Development c/o Kelly McBride 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104

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