Kenneth D. Douglass, 89

Kenneth D. Douglass, 89, of Douglass Rd., Beaver Falls (North Sewickley Twp.) died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the his residence.

Born April 30, 1924 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Edward T. and Anna Patterson Douglass. He was married on September 1, 1948 to the love of his life, Glenda “Genie” Hammond Douglass, who survives.

Ken retired in 1985 with 35 years of service from B & W Steel Co where he was a turn chemist in the lab. He was an active 75 year member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon, and Trustee. Ken graduated from New Brighton High School in 1942 and attended Geneva College. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving in England from 1942-1945. He was a Board member and Manager of the North Sewickley Twp. Water Authority for 55 years. He was a member of two retired men’s breakfast clubs which allowed him to eat double breakfasts at Christy’s Restaurant. He was also a former member of the North Sewickley Grange and the North Sewickley Twp. Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his wife, “Genie”, survivors include two sons, Gregory (Janice) Douglass of North Sewickley Twp., Robert H. Douglass of North Providence, Rhode Island; daughter, Mary Ellen Douglass of Franklin Twp.; brother, James (Marilyn) Douglass of Concorda, Kansas; two sisters in laws, Belva Pantoni and Dawn Hammond, both of Midland; six grandchildren, Alison D. McKinney, Benjamin E. Douglass, Andrew G. Douglass, Thomas F. Douglass, Robert H. Douglass, and Jean Ann Douglass; five great grandchildren, Nolan and Connor McKinney and Jacen, June and Samuel Douglass; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Sunday from 1-5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am on Monday, December 30th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Brighton. His pastor Rev. Jordan Rimmer will officiate.

Memorial Contributions if desired may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church 115 North Mercer Ave. New Brighton, PA 15066.

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7 thoughts on “Kenneth D. Douglass, 89

  1. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you.

  2. To the family of Ken Douglass. We wanted to express our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I’m so sorry we are not back home to give you all a hug. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and blessings to you Mom and all of you
    Shirley and Don Guthrie

  3. It was truly a pleasure meeting Mr. (Kenneth) Douglass. He was such a sharp and interesting man. My heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Douglass family. I pray that our Lord brings you peace of mind and comfort during these difficult times.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Douglass family during this difficult time. Ken was a great man and our family was blessed to have known him. While it has been many years since we have lived in the area we remember him as a man who was always willing to help those in need.
    — Dean and Jennifer Minett

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