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Paul Frederick Doering, 86, died peacefully on May 5, 2023, in the Jewish Home of Rochester, NY.

Paul was born in Boston, MA on December 1, 1936, to Lewis and Esther (Stuck) Doering. In 1958 he graduated from MIT, where one of his professors was Harold Edgerton, the creator of the electronic flash used in cameras. After working at General Railway Signal, where he was involved in the earliest automated railyard systems, and A.C. Delco, he retired from Eastman Kodak in 1996. Paul was one of the earliest programmers who wrote computer code for practical applications.

He was an active member of “Movies On A Shoestring”, and, with his cheerful, outgoing personality, he appeared in several films, including “Dioscuri” (1998). He also served as Toastmaster for many functions in Rochester.

He was an avid model railroad enthusiast, created his own electronic music, and enjoyed Disney art and animation. He was also a member of the George Eastman Museum board.

Paul is pre-deceased by his wife of 48 years, Fayne (Gardner).

Paul and Fayne were strong supporters of public broadcasting’s WXXI and of Pet Pride of NY, committing time and funds to both for many years. In retirement Fayne and Paul explored the US, the UK, Europe and Thailand.

Paul’s ashes will be interred with his wife in the Gardner plot in the Riverview Cemetery, Wellesley Island, New York, and with his grandmother in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Round Pond, Maine.

Remembrances might be expressed through donations to Pet Pride of NY, 7731 State Rt 251, Victor, NY 14564. It is a no-kill shelter for cats.  Donate Online

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