Donald Doctorow of New Rochelle, NY, died on January 13 at age 88. A trade magazine editor and publisher, he was a graduate of Townsend Harris High school and the City College of New York. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the US Air Force as a radio operator making reconnaissance flights over the Pacific in search of German U-boats. He was the husband of the late Elly Doctorow, the first woman to be elected to the New Rochelle City Council. He was a board member of the New Rochelle Opera Company, and Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey, David, and Jonathan, his daughters-in-law Tracy, Crystal and Lisa, his grandchildren Siena, Sarah and Louis, and his brother Edgar, all of whom mourn his passing.
Published in The New York Times on January 15, 2011.