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George Douglas

George V. Douglas

Sunday, April 22nd, 1928 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Obituary

George V. Douglas, 91, of Edgewater Estates, passed away on Sunday January 5, 2020 at UVHN: CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born in Plattsburgh on April 22, 1928, the son of George and Alice (Lafountain) Douglas.
George graduated from Plattsburgh High School and grew up working on his family’s farm, where he developed a great love for farming.
George served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948 and was employed as a corrections officer at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora and retired after 33 years of service. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 255 in Plattsburgh, American Legion Post 20, the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge, The Senior Fitness and RSVP Exercise Group at the North Country Senior Center and was a member of St. Peter’s Church. George enjoyed fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening, playing cards, traveling and spending time with his family, who affectionately called him “Porgie”. He spent many happy winters in West Palm Beach Florida. George always looked forward to his daily happy hour with his friends and neighbors at Edgewater Estates and loved the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over Lake Champlain. He always took pride in owning and sporting his red truck.
He is survived by his wife, Rita of Plattsburgh, his children: Cathy Douglas of Big Sky, MT, Scott Douglas and his wife Debbie of Blackfoot, Idaho, Neal Douglas and his wife Kathryn of Cape Coral, FL, step children; Lynn Howard and her husband Thomas of Morrisonville, James Jarvis and his wife Barbara of Champlain and Gail Anne Jarvis, RSM, of Burlington, VT, his siblings; Lawrence Douglas and his wife Audrey of Altona, John Douglas of Garden City, Long Island, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.
His first wife of 52 years, Pearl (Hayes) Douglas, a son Gary Douglas, his siblings; Donald Douglas and Marie O’Connor, and a grandson Jeremy Douglas passed away earlier.
Calling hours will be held on January 9, 2020 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Peter’s Church. Entombment will be in Whispering Maples Mausoleum in Plattsburgh.
George’s family wishes to give a special thank you to his caregiver Mae Brothers and all his neighbors and friends who were there for him, his physician Dr. Pelton and the staff of CVPH Medical Center.
Memorial donations may be offered to the Pearl Hayes Douglas Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o the CVPH Foundation or the North Country Honor Flight, P.O. Box 2644, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. (518) 561-3980.
Online condolences may be made and memorial candles lit at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh
    Address
    29 Broad Street
    PLATTSBURGH, NY 12901
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  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Peter's Church
    Address
    114 Cornelia Street
    PLATTSBURGH, NY 12901
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    Officiant
    Msgr. Dennis J. Duprey

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Dianne DeVoe

Posted at 11:53pm
Life is so hard to accept when we lose loved ones. We think that person will be here for a long time. As the years roll along, we may even take it for granted. Then, all of a sudden, their time here is ended and we’re left in total shock! It may have been expected, but it still comes as a shock to loved ones left behind. Uncle George was a good man, thoughtful, fair and good to everyone. He served our country, worked in one of NY’s toughest prisons, helped raise four good kids, good husband to Aunt Pearl and later to Rita. He lived a full life and he will be missed greatly by all his loved ones, family and friends. Give my parents a hug from me, Uncle George! Dianne Hayes DeVoe
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Sister Helen Hermann, SSJ

Posted at 02:19pm
On behalf of the Seton Catholic family of faith, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to George's family and friends. May the angels lead him to his heavenly home. We are grateful for his service to our country.

Julie Roberts

Posted at 07:57pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Carole Asher-Antwarg

Posted at 10:12pm
Although I never had the honor of meeting George Douglas in person, I’d gotten to know him through conversations and memories from his loving step-daughter, GailAnne , through the years. I came to understand that George was a charming, intelligent man, and devoted husband. So sorry the miles kept us from meeting, but there is no doubt that his life left a positive impact in the hearts of family and friends; his death leaves a hole in those hearts. RIP George.
 
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Gail Anne Jarvis Posted at 02:41pm

Thank you, Carol
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Marita Rumph

Posted at 06:08pm
I am so sorry to hear of Porgie’s passing. He certainly was one of a kind and lit up the room when he walked in. I don’t think he ever met a stranger. He was one of the kindest people when I worked with him at Clinton. He had good corn too!!!
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