Tony
Tony Madison Doram, 65, of Redondo Beach, CA died suddenly of a heart attack on November 10, 2009. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on November 15, 1943 the son of Tony Doram, Sr. and Lillian Sullivan. As a young man, Tony lived on the East Coast with devoted family. He attended Compton High School and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, NV in 1961. Tony attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN on a football scholarship where he played quarterback. He returned to Los Angeles where he pursued a career in sales, marketing and entertainment including concert promotions and productions. He was passionate about sports, travel and food, especially Southern cuisine. He married Joanne Hannon in 1977 and together they raised three children, Troy, Todd and Triana in Redondo Beach, CA. Tony shared his knowledge of football and baseball by coaching South Bay youths in Pop Warner, Little League, at Bishop Montgomery High School and Redondo Union High School. Tony is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Jody, his son, Troy, (daughter-in-law, Monica), son, Todd, and daughter, Triana. He is also survived by his sister, aunt, sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, and several nieces and nephews and friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 16, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Reception to follow service.

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  1. Sincere thoughts and condolence on the passing of your loved one. Place your faith and trust in the Creator and strength will be yours during this time. Know that your loved one is taking his heavenly rest and is with his Creator and is at peace.

  2. Jody, Troy, Todd & Triana, My heart is heavy with sadness seeing Tony’s obit in the paper this morning. My deepset sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you. I thought about your dad last night at the RUHS-Costa football game, thinking I don’t see Tony, he has got to be here somewhere. He was such a kind soul and had a wonderful smile for everyone. I will miss him. Hugs to all of you! Julie Bassine

  3. Dear Jody and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Tony. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Diane Hannon

  4. Our family, Gary, Dustin and Britani, send our love and prayers to your family at this very sad time in your lives. May the loving and fond memories of Tony embrace and carry you through this very difficult time.

  5. Lynne and Amie and I are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. We have so many great memories of him and his perpetual smile. May he be with God for eternity. Love, David, Lynne and Amie Judd

  6. I have not see Tony since we both graduated from Gorman High School, but I still have many positive memories of days together at Gorman. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Paul

  7. Dear Jody, Troy, Todd and Trianna: My deepest sympathies for you. I loved Tony very much and it is such a great loss for all of us. Craig Hunter

  8. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Tony was a wonderful person and a great friend. I will miss him terribly.

  9. Mrs. Doram and family, In the quiet and tearful hours of your grieiving, I pray God will draw you close to His side and hold you in the comfort and strength of His unfailing love. I will continue uphold you and your family in my prayers and ask God to be the peace in the midst of your sorrow. With deepest sympathy and love, Ms. McNair

  10. Jody, Troy, Monica, Todd and Triana, The service was beautiful yesterday I am so thankful that I was able to be there with all of you. The video at the reception was wonderful as well. What great man he was and he will be truly missed. I love all of you! Love, Amy

  11. I was so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He was a wonderful person who touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sandy Clifton-Bacon (formerly of Redondo Beach)

  12. Dear Jody, Troy, Monica, Todd and Triana, It was such a beautiful service and reception for Tony. Everything was so perfect, I know that it took a lot of work to put it all together. Tony would have been so proud of all of you. He would have really enjoyed the video but most of all the open house on Sunday. He would have been proud of Troy and Todd working the barbeque grills. He would have laughed hearing Troy admit it was much harder to do ribs than he thought. I am so glad that I was there with all of you even if it was only for a few days. I love you, miss you and I think of Tony all the time. Love Always, Kris and Family

  13. How many times I’ve thought of you both and the great times we shared on Princess Cruise Lines. I only wish that we had lived closer so that Tony and I could have expanded our great friendship. A year prior to Tony’s death, I had heart surgery and, thanks be to God, am alive and well today. If only I had reached out to Tony to warn him of the danger.

  14. Just returned from a cruise. My memories of Tony flooded back as I stood on the white sands looking at the Caribbean Sea. Our time together was short, but our friendship continues forever. I hope to laugh again with Tony and talk about football and the good life we had on earth after I reach the pearly gates of heaven. George

  15. Just returned from a cruise. My memories of Tony flooded back as I stood on the white sands looking at the Caribbean Sea. Our time together was short, but our friendship continues forever. I hope to laugh again with Tony and talk about football and the good life we had on earth after I reach the pearly gates of heaven. George

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