July 13, 1933 – December 7, 2020
Richard R. Doll, 87, passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital on December 7th. Dick grew up in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and attended Cranbrook School. He received his BA and MBA in Finance at the University of Michigan, where he met his first wife, Christine Crawford. A Lt.in the Air Force, Dick wrote classified contracts for the U.S. space program. He was a Partner at the investment firm of Naess and Thomas. He later joined Tucker Anthony and R.L. Day, heading their research department as a Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee. At the time of his death, he was a portfolio manager with Security Asset Management. Dick was a member of Marble Collegiate Church, served on the Board and was actively involved in church financial leadership. His innovative thinking spawned Marble Vision and brought church programming into the home. After the passing of Christine, Dick met and married Valerie Onor, also a member of Marble. He was a member of The Union Club and The Meadowbrook Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Lauren Doll and Linda Jacobs, grandchildren Allegra Jacobs, Justine Jacobs, Brittany Creedon and Paige Creedon and sisters Mary Gay Jolliffe and Virginia Breckenfeld. A private family service was held on Saturday, December 12th. A public memorial will be held in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marble Collegiate Church for direction to the Richard R. Doll Memorial Fund.
December 15, 2020
My dear Valerie,
I was so very sorry to hear of Dick's passing and i hope it helps to know that how you are feeling matters to so many of your friends at Marble. I am sure the angels came to sing him to his rest. prayers for strength and courage to sustain you during this very sad time. My condolences to you and your family.
Dr. Steven D. Pierce
December 11, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Valerie and to all of Dick's family and friends. I had the pleasure of serving as one of Dick and Valerie's pastors at Marble Collegiate Church in NYC (2008-2011). We lost touch over the last couple of years, but my affection for both of them has never wavered. Dick and I enjoyed escaping the Manhattan madness by driving out to Long Island (Jericho) for a round of golf and lunch, a drive that could take anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 hours (one way!). Looking back, however, that extra time in the car always turned into long, rich conversations with a learned friend--discussions that engaged both the heart and the mind. Without a doubt, I knew Dick cared deeply for me as he often went out of his way to encourage me as a young pastor. Ours was a friendship of mutual understanding, acceptance, affirmation, all rooted in God's love. Now he's being reacquainted with some of our old friends in heaven, Arthur Caliandro and Ed Mulder, among many, many others. My friend, our Lord says to you, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." May you Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory!