Peter Daniel Doran passed away in his home on September 9th, 2023 after a long struggle with kidney cancer. Born to Johanna McElhinney and James Doran on December 4th, 1960 in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, he was 62 years old at the time of his death. Peter moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado at the age of 7. He graduated high school from Colorado Catholic Academy in 1978. He continued his education at Red Rocks College, earning an A.A. in Art (1983) and Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado, earning a B.A. in Fine Arts (1985).
Peter married Lou Ann Hogan on May 26, 1984 and had five children: Peter †, Mary Kate, Mark, Kevin, and Sam. He worked at the Bureau of Land Management as a Supervisory Information and Communications Specialist with the Division of Resource Services, Branch of Technical Operations, retiring after 37 years of service. He received the Distinguished Service award from the Department of the Interior in 2021.
He is survived by his wife Lou Ann Doran, his four children; Mary Kate, Mark, Kevin (Jaleh), and Sam (Veronica); and his five grandchildren, Adelaide, Lucy, Kateri, Paul, and Esther; and by nine siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved so well. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Johanna Doran, his brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Doran, and his son Peter Doran II.
Peter volunteered his time and talents to the Catholic Church. He coached baseball and soccer for his kids’ teams, volunteered countless hours serving their schools as they grew up, and gave his time to each parish his family attended over the years. Most recently, he worked hard to re-develop the Usher program at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. He always encouraged his children to become Saints, Gentlemen and Ladies, and Scholars, and he exemplified this throughout his life.
Peter was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hiking, cycling, camping, disc golfing, and the great outdoors. He was always up for a canoe ride at Bear Creek Lake Park or a quick stroll up Green Mountain. He would bike to work whether rain, snow, or shine. He would compete with himself to see how many push-ups he could do in a month. He was an accomplished artist, sculptor, and painter. He especially enjoyed reading poetry and reciting the rosary around a fire with friends and family, and then imbibing Irish whiskey and listening to Irish folk songs. He will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the following in Peter's name and memory: The Carmel of the Holy Spirit www.carmeliteslittleton.org - 6138 S Gallup St, Littleton, CO 80120
Viewing will be at 10:00 AM - September 18, 2023 with Recitation of Rosary to follow at 11:00 AM and Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM all at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Reception will follow services at the Church Reception Hall. Committal to be held at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.