Donald Harvie Doctor

by | Apr 19, 2019 | Obituaries

Boca Raton, Fla.—Donald Harvie Doctor passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3. He was 91 years old.

He was laid to rest at a private ceremony at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Miami, Fla.

He is survived by Susanna, his loving wife of 57 years, his devoted son and daughter-in- law, Allan and Dahven, and their three children Reid, Chase and Ginger Moxie. He also had special relationships with his sister-in-law, Rashi Reisch, his nieces and nephews Ogie Strogatz, Rick Bikoff, David Strogatz, Roz Thomas, David and Louise Kingsley, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

He graduated from the College of William and Mary and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In the service during the Korean War, he was head of Eye Clinics in Japan. He practiced optometry for over 50 years in Norfolk, where he was a long-standing member of Ohef Sholom Temple. He was an expert in contact lenses during the period of their early development and lectured widely and participated in research in this area and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Optometry, in recognition of this activity.

He retired to Boca Raton—where he was a valued and well-liked member of his community; he enjoyed being on the men’s tennis team at the Yacht and Racquet Club of Boca Raton, which he served for several years as captain. Don was extremely committed to studying and improving eye care. He and his family supported ‘Optometry Cares,’ the foundation of the American Optometry Association. The Foundation’s purpose is providing eye care to everyone in the U.S.

Those who may wish to make a contribution in his name may choose a charity of their choice or ‘Optometry Cares;’ their website