Richard I. Doak

April 22, 1992

Richard I. Doak, who began teaching history in the early 1950s at Baltimore's Gwynns Falls Junior High School and retired 10 years ago as director of student placement in the city school system, died Friday of leukemia at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Doak, who was 71 and lived in Madonna, was being offered today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Pylesville.

In the 1970s, he was principal of Northern High School and in the 1960s he was principal of Hamilton Junior High School.

The native of Western Pennsylvania moved to Baltimore as a child. He was a graduate of City College, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, where he earned a master's degree.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Rita Fitzsimmons; three sons, R. Timothy Doak of Forest Hill, Douglass G. Doak of Street and D. Jeffrey Doak of Pylesville; his mother, Mary A. Doak of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

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