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John Frederick Nicholson, Northwestern University, Omega 1951 - Chapter Eternal

posted Sep 25, 2017, 9:49 AM by Donald Astley   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 9:55 AM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME

   John Frederick Nicholson died September 7, 2017 at his home at the Carlisle in Naples.
   He was born December 19, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Edith and Arnold Nicholson. John grew up in Rockford, Illinois where his father had a clothing store.
   John graduated from East High School in 1945 and then entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. World War II interrupted his college years and he went into the Army in 1946 and served on Guam and Okinawa. John was a sergeant when he left the Army and then he enrolled at Northwestern University and graduated in December of 1950. John was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He loved Northwestern and often talked about the good friends he met there.
   John's working experience began at General Electric in Schenectady, New York. Later he moved back to the Chicago area and worked in the paper industry at Whitaker-Carpenter Paper Co. for 40 years. John and his family resided in Northbrook, Illinois for many years before moving to Naples in 1993.
   In retirement John kept busy playing golf and tennis. He also worked part time for the Naples Post Office and was a substitute school teacher for the Collier County school system.
 John is survived by his wife, Ginny, and two daughters, Catherine (Stephen) Moss and Cynthia Nicholson, both of whom live in the New York area. He is also survived by three granddaughters, Kaylin (KC) of Washington, D.C.
    Kristen of Philadelphia, a student at Penn, and Jessica who attends Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
    John was a wonderful husband and father and dearly loved his family. He was a long time member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Naples. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank    Avow Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to John and would also like to thank the staff of the Carlisle Assisted Living staff for their assistance. 
   For online condolences, please visit www.fullernaples.com.

62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. Carlson, Minnesota, Alpha Sigma 1973 - Chapter Eternal

posted Aug 29, 2017, 12:17 PM by Donald Astley   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME

Brothers of the Grand Council,

It is with the heaviest of heart that I inform you of the passing of 62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. Carlson. Doug entered the Chapter Eternal at 4:45AM this morning (August 29, 2017) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was in hospice care at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, MN for the past month and passed peacefully in his sleep. A legend in so many ways, it is only appropriate that I offer those words that provide us some small comfort in moments like this: “Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in friendship.” Though gone from us in physical presence, Doug’s impact on so many of us – and on Sigma Chi as a whole – will be his lasting legacy that will ensure his spirit stays among us. Finally, I offer my strong arms to each and every brother who knew Doug and, in closing, wish to praise him with one final… “All Honor to His Name.”

Guard Well,

Michael J. Church

Executive Director

62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. Carlson, MINNESOTA 1973 - HONOR His Sigma Chi Legacy

posted Jul 30, 2017, 9:42 AM by Donald Astley

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July 28, 2017
 
Brother Church,
 
On July 12, 2017, the Sigma Chi Fraternity Executive Committee and the leadership of the Sigma Chi Foundation jointly adopted a resolution (see the full text here) to honor one of Sigma Chi’s most outstanding contributors, 62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. Carlson, MINNESOTA 1973.
 
Brother Carlson has been a member or Chairman of the Ritual Committee for 42 years, served as Grand Historian for 18 years prior to his election as Grand Pro Consul in 1999, and was elected to the position of Grand Consul in 2001. He authored two books, The History of Sigma Chi from 1955-1980 and The History of the Sigma Chi Ritual, which have become integral contributions to the fraternity. Through his dedicated work to preserve and promote the history, heritage and principles of the fraternity, Carlson became the preeminent source of knowledge for all subjects related to our beloved Ritual and our storied history.
 
In his honor, Sigma Chi has announced the creation of the Douglas R. Carlson Principled Leader Award and the Douglas R. Carlson Sigma Chi Archives and Center for Advanced Study. The Principled Leader Award will be accompanied with monetary recognition for an undergraduate and alumnus member each year while the Archives and Center for Advanced Study is aimed to be a world-class facility which will enable Sigma Chis from all walks of life to be able to study and appreciate the intricate details of our fraternity.
 
We Need Your Help!! In order to appropriately honor Brother Carlson and his voluminous contributions to Sigma Chi, we are appealing to all Sigma Chis to make a donation to help us achieve these very important objectives.
 
If you would like to make a one-time donation to honor Brother Carlson, please visit
http://sigmachi.org/carlson and donate to the fund that suits your interest. Whether it’s $5, $50 or $500, we appreciate every dollar you can contribute. If you would like to make a monthly recurring donation, click here (for Carlson Award) or here (for Carlson Archives).
 
As a special “thank you,” Sigma Chi will recognize you with the following.
  • For a gift of $18.55 or more, receive a limited edition Sigma Chi button to demonstrate your commitment to honoring Brother Carlson’s legacy.
  • For a gift of $50 or more, receive the button and a copy of the History of Sigma Chi from 1955-1980 authored by Brother Carlson.
  • For a gift of $100 or more, receive all of the above plus a copy of One In Heart & Purpose, the story of the Founders and Founding of Sigma Chi.
  • For a commitment to a recurring monthly gift totaling a minimum commitment of at least $2,000, receive all of the above plus recognition on the donor board in the newly established Carlson Center.
 
If you are interested in a more substantial gift, please contact Sigma Chi Foundation Director of Development Matthew Pagan via e-mail for sponsorship and naming opportunities which will appropriately recognize your significant contribution. Sponsorship and naming opportunities start at $5,000.
 
Whatever you can give, please consider donating to honor one of Sigma Chi’s most outstanding contributors and help us achieve these critical objectives for the good of Sigma Chi!
 
In Hoc Signo Vinces,
 
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J. Ashley Woods
President/CEO
Sigma Chi Foundation
 
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Michael J. Church
Executive Director
Sigma Chi Fraternity

Roy Mack Brown, Illinois Weslyan University, Alpha Iota 1953 - Chapter Eternal

posted May 31, 2017, 5:45 PM by Donald Astley

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME
Roy Mack Brown, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home in Naples, Florida.

The Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 22 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington, IL at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Scott Boerckel officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Sweet Home Mission. Online condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com.

Mack was born September 30, 1931, in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Roy Davis and Hazel Augusta McWhorter Brown. He married Micheline Starr. Later in life, he married Diana Blobaum. They both survive.

Also surviving are his son, Paul (Estelle) Brown of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and daughter Amy.

Mack attended Bloomington public schools and graduated from Illinois Weslyan University in 1953. He was active in the Sigma Chi Fraternity and served as Grand Praetor for Illinois and Wisconsin chapters.

Upon graduation he entered the securities industry working for C.E. Bohlander & Co. on straight commission. It was the "school of hard knocks" according to Mack and he used to order plain cheese sandwiches "because it was a nickel more to get them grilled."

Mack founded First Midstate Incorporated in 1963. His office stayed within a half-block radius in downtown Bloomington his entire professional career. Starting in the American State Bank Building, he then moved to the Griesheim Building and finally the Brown Building.

Mack appreciated the opportunity to serve many local units of government throughout the State of Illinois during his 60+ year professional career.

Mack served several years as a Trustee on the Board of Eureka College.

He was a long-time member of Bloomington Country Club and enjoyed many years of Saturday morning golf games with his 8:07 a.m. tee time group.

Robert H. Becker, University of Michigan, Theta Theta 1957- Chapter Eternal

posted May 31, 2017, 5:14 PM by Donald Astley   [ updated May 31, 2017, 5:19 PM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME
Robert H. Becker, 81, of Naples, Florida, passed away on November 15th, 2016. He was born in Ann Arbor, MI in 1935. Robert graduated from East Grand Rapids High School, the University of Michigan, the Financial Public Relations School of Northwestern University, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He remained an avidly loyal fan of the University of Michigan throughout his lifetime, and remained active with his brothers from the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Robert joined Central Bank, Grand Rapids, MI in 1957, which merged with Michigan National Bank and was named President of Michigan National Central. He became President of Grand Rapids Mutual Federal Savings & Loan Association in 1977, taking the mutual company public in March, 1984 and renaming the bank to Metro Bank. Metro Bank was acquired by Comerica in 1987 and he progressed to President of Capitol Federal Savings & Loan Association, Lansing, MI taking it public and renaming the institution Community First Bank. Community First Bank was acquired by Old Kent Bank in 1999 when he retired. Robert also served as President of the Grand Rapids JCs, Chairman of the Board of Mary Free Bed, President of the U of M Club in Grand Rapids, Director of Family Service Association in Grand Rapids, Director of the Peninsular Club in Grand Rapids, active with the United Way of Kent County, Chairman of the Michigan League of Savings Institutions, Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank at Indianapolis and served as the Board of Directors of the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce in Lansing, MI. In the year 2000 Bob and Jane retired to Naples, FL.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jane M. Becker; children: Rob Becker and Becki Goodman of Boise, Idaho, Reed and Amy Becker of Grand Rapids, MI, and Laura and Mark Wiltz of Ada, MI; siblings: Richard L. and Lorrie Becker; and six grandchildren: Hailey Becker, Robbie Becker, Carson Becker, Bren Becker, Emily Wiltz and Mason Wiltz. Bob is also survived by a multitude of friends who meant the world to him. Robert is predeceased by his parents, John C. Becker and Margaret Ballard Becker.

Thomas J. Raser III, University of Pennsylvania, Phi Phi 1955 - Chapter Eternal

posted Aug 17, 2016, 5:37 AM by Donald Astley   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 5:46 AM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME

Thomas J. Raser III, 85, passed away at home on August 7, 2016 after battling an unrelenting cancer for nine months. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 22, 1931 son of the late Thomas Jefferson Raser, Jr. and Mary Jane Trimborn Raser. He attended Frankfurt High School, and then Bryn Mawr College before serving as a Tank commander in the U.S. Army. After leaving the army, he was married to Edith Peters, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and began his career in marketing, advertising and public relations with General Electric. He spent many years with N.W. Ayer, one of the country's largest advertising agencies, as a vice president, managing some of the firm's largest accounts. He retired from American Cyanamid Co. in 1991 as Director of Marketing Communications: Agricultural Division. Tom was predeceased by Edith and married Florence Mooney in 1977.

The Rasers began coming to Naples in 1991 and owned a condo on Vanderbilt Beach where Tom served on the Board of Directors as vice president and president. They became permanent residents of the Vistas at Bonita Bay in June 1998 after living in Princeton N.J. since 1962. He joined many organizations: the English Speaking Union, where he served as vice president and program chairman for four years, the University of Pennsylvania SW Florida Alumni Association, where he served as president for a number of years, the Speakers Assembly of SW Florida, the Collier Athletic Club, The Sigma Chi Alumni Club, the Bonita Springs Men's Club, the Bonita Bay Club and the Bonita Bay Fishing Club where he served as program chairman. He was also a member of the Nassau Club of Princeton.

Tom is survived by his loving wife Florence, his son Jeffrey and wife Mary, as well his step-children Reynold, Diane, Robert, Susan and fifteen grandchildren. He loved his boat, fishing, reading historical novels and keeping up with his extended family. He will be dearly missed and will have a life remembered.

A memorial and celebration of life service will be held in Princeton, N.J. at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

On line condolences may be offered by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com

Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.

James E. Dora, Purdue University, Delta Delta 1958 - Chapter Eternal

posted Jun 29, 2016, 6:07 PM by Donald Astley   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 6:17 PM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME

James E. Dora, 80, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2016, from cancer. Jim was born in Vincennes, Indiana, to Marie Claire (Schmidt) and Peter Alexander Dora on March 2, 1936. The youngest of four children, Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard and Robert. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley, celebrating 57 years of marriage one week ago; his children Elizabeth/Libby (Tom) Troeger, Carol (Gregg) Murphy, James Jr. (Leslie), Kristina (David) Brubaker, and his sister Virginia/Pinkie Duesterberg. Jim also leaves 11 grandchildren: Chad, Brett, Wade and Aubrey Troeger; Luke and Paige Murphy; James III and Arianne Dora; Elise, Victoria and Mason Brubaker.

Jim graduated from Purdue University and was a member of the Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. There he also met his wife, Shirley Dorothy Gayda. Jim forever credited his time at Purdue for his wealth of friends and foundation for success. Jim gave back generously to his alma mater serving as Chairman to the President's Council, Vice Chairman of the Vision 21 Capital Campaign, as an Old Master, and on the Advisory Board for the RHIT Hotel School. Purdue honored Jim with the Purdue Order of the Griffin and an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Vincennes University awarded Jim an Honorary Doctorate Degree as well.

Jim also supported Sigma Chi, its Purdue Chapter specifically, and his many brothers throughout his life. Jim's key achievement was co-chairing a complete renovation of the chapter house, including a $7.4 million fundraising campaign to accomplish it -- a national record. Jim was recognized by Sigma Chi with several exclusive national awards including the "Significant Sig of Sigma Chi," the "Sigma Chi Hall of Fame," and, just recently, the "Order of the Constantine." He received the Purdue Chapter Ben Taylor Award in 2015.

Jim founded and chaired General Hotels Corporation, a developer and operator of award-winning hotels throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana, including the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn at Union Station. He was active and influential in the International Association of Holiday Inn Owners and served as its Chairman in 1982.  Through the James and Shirley Dora Foundation, the Doras quietly provided educational grants to over 200 of Jim's hotel employees, their children, and grandchildren.

Jim was passionate about the city of Indianapolis, which became his home in 1965. He sat on numerous boards and committees, with one of the most notable being the Capital Improvement Board of Managers where he served from 1971 to 1993, including 1985 to 1993 as President. Jim's participation was instrumental in the growth and development of the city of Indianapolis into "The convention destination of the Midwest" by opening and operating the Convention Center, Market Square Arena, the Hoosier Dome, and other city venues. But probably most remarkable during his tenure with the Board was the planning and execution of the Colts' move from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984.

Other civic boards on which Jim participated included the Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Community Council, Downtown Indy, Inc. (formerly Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.), Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Waterways' Task Force, and the 500 Festival Board of Directors. Jim was named Sagamore of the Wabash twice.

Jim also served on the Board of Directors for American United Life Insurance Company; First Chicago, NBD, Indiana NA; Bank One; and the Mayflower Corporation.

Jim was a pilot, an avid duck hunter and a voracious reader of current events and history. He loved the Indianapolis Symphony. Jim and Shirley spent over 30 years of winters in Marco Island, Florida, where Jim could be found planning and building contraptions when he was not entertaining family and friends.

The consummate innkeeper and host, Jim offered hospitality and friendship to nearly everyone. He shared his knowledge and resources to the betterment of Indianapolis, Purdue University, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and those who knew him.

While equally at home in a boardroom or a duck blind, Jim's engaging personality, warm smile, self-deprecating humor and genuine interest in others won him many, many friends and admirers.

While he loathed recognition, he was given much. Jim was a true gentleman. Though he always just considered himself a lucky kid from Vincennes.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 6 at Leppert Mortuary, 740 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, from 4 - 8 p.m. The Sigma Chi White Rose Ceremony will be conducted at 6 p.m. The funeral service will be Thursday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Dr., E., Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ever True, The Campaign for Purdue University, at www.purdue.edu/evertrue/ or by mail to: Purdue Foundation, Ever True Campaign, 403 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907 or to the charity of your choice.

Dr. Louis Stone Moore, Emory University, Beta Chi 1944 - Chapter Eternal

posted Feb 9, 2016, 8:42 AM by Donald Astley   [ updated Feb 9, 2016, 5:13 PM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME 

Dr. Louis Stone Moore of Naples, FL passed away peacefully Friday evening January 29 at the age of 92.

He was born September 10, 1923 in Thomasville, GA to Dr. and Mrs. Henry McIntosh Moore where he was raised along with his predeceased brother, Henry McIntosh Moore Jr.

He is survived by his son Neil AshleyMoore of Marietta, GA and he is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Virginia Dekle Moore. He was Uncle to four and Grandpa to two.

He did his undergraduate schooling at Emory University in Atlanta and after serving in the European theater of WWII as part of a mortar squad as well as being a surgical medical tech, he completed his MD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

After marrying Virginia in 1949, they lived and traveled, by bicycle, train or hitching hiking, to virtually all the western European countries while he earned his MD. Upon returning to the USA in 1954, he completed his medical internship in St. Petersburg, FL and his residency in Phoenix, AZ before moving to Naples in April of 1958 where he became the 10th doctor on staff at the newly built Naples Hospital.

While in Phoenix, his dog had a litter of puppies and one was adopted by the famed hypnotherapist, Dr, Milton Erickson. A good relationship was formed and it influenced Louis’ approach to medicine, thereby making him able to help many more people with his skill in hypnosis. He served as president of the Florida Hypnosis Society and remained active with them for many years. Although he retired from his practice in 1990, he continued his passion of hypnosis to help people until he gave it up at the age of 91.

He was very active in several areas of the community and many consider him a pillar in the medical community. He served on several committees at Naples Community Hospital and was very active in the Collier County Medical Society. He helped recruit many of the early physicians to the area and was something of a role model for many of them, although few would espouse his uniform of a Guayabera shirt, shorts, socks and sandals or his penchant for riding his bicycle everywhere, including house calls. He was a charter member of the Naples Sailing Club and was very active with it until they started accepting yachts. As a member of the Civil Air Patrol, he flew searches, sundown patrols and gave many cadets their first plane ride. He was a membe of  the Naples  Flying Club and was president for some 20 years. He was an active leader of Scout Troop 165, even some 20 years after his son was a scout and received the Silver Beaver award. He became a member of the First United Methodist Church upon arriving in Naples, and was very active and influential by serving on every committee there, including the lawn cutting committee. He worked with the court system to help people by acting as guardian for them. He was also a recipient of the Jefferson Award for public service.

Not many people loved their spouse so thoroughly as Louis loved Virginia. They were partners in every sense of the word. Finding ways to show her he loved her was never far fromhis mind. Whether it was breaking ribs to retrieve some wild flowers or sticking his fingers together with super glue while repairing her glasses, she never had to wait long to receive some gesture of love from him.

Louis was passionate about improving his environment and fixing things. There is no part of his home that does not have his fingerprints on it. A walk through one of his two workshops, the garage or chickee reveals the breadth of his creativeness, energy and ability, as well as his inability to throw anything away.

He was a voracious reader and book collector. His knowledge covered a vast array of subjects. No one left a conversation with him without learning something about a subject that was somehow related to them.

His most important trait was his demeanor and kindness. He sought to help anyone he saw in need. From family to a stranger on the road, he only saw how he could help someone , and would do so. His time was never too short to stop what he was doing and lend a hand, give a ride, provide shelter or give a buck. He provided his medical help to those who could not pay. He would travel into parts of the community that caused others to pause in order to bring the needed help. He would reach out to some who didn’t even know they had a problem. Far fromostentatious, his eyewas always focused on the individuals that had true needs where he could have a direct impact in their life.

Son, Brother, Pilot, Soldier, Doctor, Husband, Father, Citizen and Friend, he will be missed by many.

A memorial service in his honor will be held Saturday February 13th at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church. 388, 1st Ave, S. in Naples FL.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that you consider donations to: Grace Place 4300 21st Ave SW, Naples, FL 34116; Collier County Honor Flight, PO Box 8001, Naples, FL 34101 colliercountyhonorflight.org or Scout Troop 165 of Naples at First United Methodist Church

Robert Timmis Ware, University of Pennsylvania, Phi Phi 1958 - Chapter Eternal

posted Jan 13, 2016, 4:40 PM by Donald Astley   [ updated Jan 13, 2016, 4:40 PM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME

R. Timmis "Tim" Ware left this world reluctantly on January 3, 2016.

He was born on June 25, 1936 to Bess Petty and James Henry Ware in Gary, Indiana. Tim grew up in Galveston and Houston, TX, Charleston, WVA and Larchmont, NY. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA, University of Pennsylvania and NYU Law School.

He practiced law for over 50 years in NY and Florida. Most recently Mr. Ware served as Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel of Perosphere, a specialty pharmaceutical company. Previously Mr. Ware was a partner in the New York-based firm of Chadbourne & Parke.

Tim moved to Naples in 1994 having lived in Scarsdale, NY for 30 years.

Tim leaves his wife of 51 years, Catherine Kidder Ware of Naples, son Stephen and two grandsons, Adam Jordan "AJ" and Spencer from Lawrence, KS, daughter Cynthia from Brooklyn, NY and brother Peter from Tucson, AZ.

Tim loved his family, his law practice, sailing, tennis and travel. He was a member of Larchmont Yacht Club and New York Yacht Club; he played tennis daily and wore his tennis hat in more that 100 countries.

Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Ware Residence Moorings Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Naples Botanical Garden.

Douglas Edward Fairbanks, Ohio University, Delta Pi 1957 - Chapter Eternal

posted May 20, 2015, 6:07 AM by Donald Astley   [ updated May 20, 2015, 6:09 AM ]

ALL HONOR TO HIS NAME

Douglas Edward Fairbanks passed away on May 18, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Hamilton Fairbanks. They were married over 58 years. Theirs was a college romance that lasted a lifetime. He leaves behind a loving family: son, Greg Fairbanks and wife, Barbara and grandson, Douglas; daughter, Laura Kelley and husband, Gregg; and grandsons, Gregg, Jr., Jake, and Ryan; and son, James; and grandsons, Edward and Sam.

He was born September 20, 1934 in Cleveland, OH and grew up in Lakewood. At Lakewood High he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was granted an athletic scholarship to Ohio University. There he worked as a waiter in a girl’s dormitory for his room and board, and where he met his future wife, Sally. He lettered in football and track and made the Dean’s List academically. During his four years at OU he participated in a variety of collegiate activities: President of Sigma Chi fraternity, Blue Key Honor Society, Student Council, ROTC Cadet Colonel, and Class officer.

Graduating in 1957, he started his career at AT& T/Ohio Bell. Doug retired as Vice President & General Manager of Ameritech in 1992. During that time he completed graduate work at Northwestern University, University of Illinois, and Case Western Reserve. He believed that education is a lifelong pursuit. He felt blessed to have associated with so many wonderful people who enriched his life beyond words. Early on, Doug learned the value of family, friendship, and doing the best with whatever life offered. His success in business created the opportunity to ‘Give Back’. He spent a life time involved in charitable and civic endeavors.

In recognition of his work he received: The 2002 Ohio University Distinguished Achievement in Business Award, The AFL /CIO George Meaney Award and the Goodwill Industries Distinguished Service Award. He served on five Corporate Boards: Huntington National Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Central Benefits, Peopleserve Inc., and Dornoch Development LLC. Also, Chairman of Ohio Air Quality Authority, Commissioner of the Ohio Turnpike, Chairman of the Pelican Bay Foundation, directed the first consolidation of funding for the homeless in Columbus and chaired Governor Celestes’ inaugural fund raising $1 Million for the homeless. He was a life loyal Sig and member of the Naples Sigma Chi Alumni Club and a 32 Degree Mason.

Doug devoted over 30 years to the United Way. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees for two years. In 1987, he chaired the campaign, raising $27 Million, the highest per capita giving in America. Also, he served as Trustee for: Ohio University Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

He was a member of Naples United Church of Christ.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, FL 34103.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

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