Donald S. Doane, 84, of Scarborough, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Maine Veterans Home. He was born in Portland on November 6, 1931, a son of Donald R. and Madeline (Spencer) Doane. He graduated from South Portland High School, Class of 1949, and Boston University, Class of 1953. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he honed his musical talents with the U.S. Army bands. He then worked in Scarborough, Westbrook, and the Tony Boffa School of Music as a music teacher, as well as stints with nationally known jazz bands. He toured the world with such greats as Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. His jazz bands were famous locally, and music by the Don Doane Band was provided for many weddings, graduations, and concerts. He also recorded several albums worth of music. After retiring from teaching in 1987, he spent his summer days on the golf course, and the rest of the year doting on his grand (and great-grand) children, traveling, playing jazz music, and attending his grandchildrens activities. He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara A. Concannon, on July 13, 1953 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Don was a dedicated father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was well respected in the community as a teacher, musician, and sage. Don survived a severe stroke in 2001, but became a model as he battled this disability and rebounded enough to continue teaching, playing (his beloved trombone), and inspiring others. He continued playing and practicing music up until his death. His musical education began early in life as a member of his fathers band, The Katahdin Mountaineers. Don was noted as one of the greatest jazz trombonists in the world. He is predeceased by his loving wife of sixty-two years, Barbara C. Doane, and his parents Donald R. and Madeline S. Doane. He is survived by a brother, Alfred Doane; four children and their spouses, Donald C. and his wife Susan Doane of Portland, Catherine D. and her husband Erik Knudsen of Falmouth, James O. and his wife Elizabeth Doane of South Portland, and Joseph A. and his wife Pauline Doane of Cape Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, Neils (and wife Christine) and Kurt Knudsen, Lianna (and husband Nicholas DellaTorre) and Alison Doane, Paige and Owen Doane, and Carolyn, Joseph, and Peter Doane; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Elliot Knudsen; sister-in-law Betty Concannon, and several nieces and nephews. His surviving family would like to thank all Dons caregivers at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough for their dedication throughout the past four years. In particular, thank you to Barbara Coty for her care and help with his daily music sessions. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 18 from 4-7PM at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A graveside service will be private. To view Dons memorial page or share an online condolence, please visit www.ctcrawford.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dons name to Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, 8 Sundance Lane, Newry, Maine 04261.