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Doron S. Antrim:  Activist/Change Agent,  Retired” Businessman & Entrepreneur,
Lifelong Seeker of Spiritual Truth, Philosopher, Engineer, Musician

Doron’s Background


Family


Summary:

Life Partner: Lillian (Kate) Prager (2008 – Present)

Children: Wendy Antrim; Doron Todd Antrim (adopted); Christopher Beckwith
     (stepson); Lindsay Beckwith (stepdaughter)

Grandchildren: Doron Tyler Antrim; Blake Antrim; Kayla Braunston

Sister: Francis Ann Child

Parents: Doron Kemp Antrim (1890 – 1960); Mira Antrim (nee Stevens) (1896 – 1964)

Wives: Jean Antrim (nee Miller), married 1954 -- 1968; Barbara (Toby) Beckwith (nee
     Tobiason), married 1970 – 2006, (Toby died in 2006)


My father, Doron Kemp Antrim (AB, DePauw University), was a musician (piano) and writer.  During the 1920’s he was editor of the two leading national music magazines, Metronome and Musical Observer.  When the family moved from Brooklyn to Stony Brook in 1940, dad became a free-lance writer and had articles published in Reader’s Digest, Colliers, Saturday Evening Post, and other periodicals.  He also had two books published.  Dad loved nature, long walks and swims with his dog Sambo, and watching the sunset with mom at the village dock.  He was a quiet and easygoing man who was loved by all who knew him.


My mother, Mira Stevens Antrim, was an extraordinarily wise and loving parent and teacher.  She graduated from Keystone Community College and worked in personnel at Abraham & Strauss, then a leading department store in New York City.  After the move to Stony Brook, she maintained our home and raised my sister and me.  But mom was a reader, a thinker, and an activist in causes in which she believed deeply.  She was also a lifelong seeker of spiritual understanding and truth; mom did not accept religious doctrine on faith.  She instilled the quest for spiritual truth in me at an early age.


My family includes daughter Wendy Antrim, who was born to my first wife and me in 1954, and son Doron Todd Antrim, who we adopted in Athens, Greece and brought to the US in 1958 when he was a month old.  But I also consider my second wife’s two children, Christopher and Lindsay Beckwith, as my own.  They were 6 and 3 years old, respectively, when their mother Toby and I were married in 1970.  Toby worked in human resources for many of the 36 years that we were married.  She died in 2006 of lung cancer.  


I am blessed to be in a most loving relationship now with Kate Prager, an extraordinary woman.  Kate has brought so much joy into my life.   She is very close to her family as well as to the many friends she has made over the years, and I now feel immersed in these relationships as well.  But my newfound riches in relationships do not stop there.  Kate introduced me to the community at Adelphi Quaker Friends Meeting, which she was attending, and I have become quite involved.  Similarly, I joined the Toastmasters Club that she has been a member of for over 39 years, and that is another source of joy.  Plus, we give vent to our shared love of culture with frequent visits to concerts, plays, operas (in HD), and ballet, often with friends.  Last, but far from least, we both enjoy nature (Kate is an accomplished birder) and we take off in our small motor home and/or on our bikes for escapes into the outdoors as often as our busy schedules will allow.  


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