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1947 Peter 2023

Peter Joseph Doris, Jr.

March 24, 1947 — October 18, 2023


Peter Joseph Doris, Jr., 76, of Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully on October 18, 2023.  The son of Ellen (née Conaty) and Peter J. Doris, Sr., Peter was born in 1947 on his father’s birthday March 24th, and raised in Jersey City, NJ.  Peter was the younger brother of his sister Maureen Aurigemma and brother-in-law of Tony Aurigemma.  He was uncle to his nephews Jeffrey Aurigemma, Sean Aurigemma and Melissa Aurigemma.  After graduating from Saint Aloysius High School in Jersey City, he went on to join the Christian Brothers and earn a Bachelor’s from the Catholic University of America and Master’s degree from the New School for Social Research. In 1984, Peter met the love of his life, Elaine Dobbins and lived with her and their son Matt Botwin until Elaine’s untimely death in 1999.  Peter was a devoted stepfather to Matt for 40 years.  He was the proud grandfather of August Botwin, father-in-law of Kim Davis and step-grandfather of Levi Hurst and Mila Hurst.  

Peter led a very successful career in human resources and management consulting.  He was Executive Vice President of Right Management Consultants for many years, where he led the acquisition and integration of other outplacement firms into Right’s powerful brand.  After leaving Right, Peter practiced the art of advising professionals in their job search.  He advised hundreds of people at all levels of their career and he never charged a dime.  A guiding principle of his work was the value of networking.  Peter’s network of friends and colleagues and was as wide as it was deep.  It was truly global and also very local.  Peter led a life of service.  His work on the board of several agencies was important to him, as were acts of direct service to individuals in need.  Peter was a voracious reader and a true intellectual who devoted scholarly endeavor to the struggle for justice in Palestine and many other of the world’s most vexing challenges.  Peter was proud of his sobriety of more than 20 years and took great comfort from Alcoholics Anonymous.  Peter was kind and very funny.  He will be missed by many.  A small service will be held at noon on Saturday November 4, 2023 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery near Philadelphia with a reception to follow at St Asaph’s church.  A larger memorial service and celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 12:00 noon at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 20 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118.






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