Doris Gahwyler, beloved by family and friends, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019 at her home in Darien. She was 94 years old and a town resident for over half a century.
Doris was born in Switzerland on May 23rd, 1924 and spent her formative years in the city of Lenzburg and her summers in Thun, Switzerland. She studied in Zurich, became a nurse and met the love of her life, Dr. Max Gahwyler, in the early 1940s. After the Second World War, they married and moved to the United States. They worked together at hospitals in Kansas City, Asheville, NC and then New York City. In 1955 when Max started his pharmaceutical career with Pfizer Inc., the couple settled in Darien. Max predeceased Doris in May 2016.