Sewage feeds my family: Vince Doran, nonagenarian

Work ethic defines him

By LESLIE ANNE JONES, Anchorage Daily News, Published: June 12, 2007
Vince Doran

Vince Doran is the go-to man at Steelfab for sewage treatment plants. He designs all of them. A sticker on his filing cabinet reads, “Sewage feeds my family.”

He wears a red plaid tie and a sport coat with a purple “valor to victory” patch that proclaims him a member of the 34th Bomb Group (B-17)

Oh yes, one more thing about Doran. It sets him apart from the typical Anchorage worker. On Wednesday he turns 90.

On weekdays Doran wakes up and drives from the Pioneer Home to exercise at the Senior Center. He gets to Steelfab around 10 a.m. and works until midafternoon.

He was Alaska’s Outstanding Older Worker for 2005 and went to Washington, D.C., to meet Alaska’s congressional delegation.

In 2001 he took a trip on an icebreaker around northern Canadian islands and above Greenland. A member of Toastmasters for 30 years, he still speaks in public frequently […]

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