Remembering James Edw. “Jimsie” Doran, “Life Member” and Past President
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lutherville Vol. Fire Company “Life Member” and Past President, James Edw. “Jimsie” Doran at the age of 91.
Jim became a member in of the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company in 1965. He was first elected President in 1968-1969 and served three additional terms as President in 1973-1976, 1981-1984, 1987-1990 and Board Member as Assistant Secretary for many years following., He was active in the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association serving as President in 1977. He was the first BCVFA Administrator with his office in Fire Headquarters. During these years, he was a key contributor to the LOSAP Board, Capital Loan Fund Board and served as the first non-physician on the Medical Review Board.
Jim also taught many years in the Baltimore County Elementary Schools. He was a Baltimore City Auxiliary Fire Fighter riding Truck 5 when it was stationed at Harford and Oliver. Until he joined the Auxiliary, in his younger years, he was a “house cat” at several city fire stations near his home while living in Baltimore City.
Jim lived in several homes in the Lutherville and Hereford areas and eventually moved into an apartment in Oak Crest where he lived for many years. Due to his declining health, he was transferred into assisted living at Oak Crest and then into the nursing facility there. Jim contracted the Covid 19 virus and passed away at Franklin Square Hospice on December 27, 2020.
Lew Woolf, who has known Jimsie the longest, recounts, “He was involved in many of the Companies operations and functions and it was my pleasure to have known him for all of these years. I thank him for all that he has done for our company. His contributions to LVFC and the BCVFA are immeasurable and each of us today and in the future have benefitted as a result.”
There will be no funeral services as Jim died as he lived, dedicating his body to a medical college for medical studies. Ultimately, he will be cremated. His only living relative is a nephew living in Myrtle Beach.
Lewis E. Woolf