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Robert J. Douglas

April 5, 1926 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 92)
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Robert James Douglas, 92, died peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center with his family by his side. Born in Manchester, CT, he was the only child of the late Robert S. and Emma (Borst) Douglas.  Robert was a proud Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific on the USS Mona Island. He continued to attend ship reunions every year. He was employed by  Sears, Roebuck and Company for 38 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Cora (Holley) Douglas, and their children: James (Dorothy), Judith Douglas Rodgers (Jonathan) and John (Laurie). He also leaves his four grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew and Jeffrey Douglas and Sara Douglas Harrison and his four great-grandchildren: Timothy and Aaron Douglas and Braxton and Evan Harrison. Robert’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow. There will be no calling hours and burial will be private. Wilbraham Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 7 Somers Rd., East Longmeadow, MA 01028; Salvation Army, 170 Pearl St., Springfield, MA 01105; or to the Springfield Rescue Mission, 10 Mill St., PO Box 9045, Springfield MA 01102-9045.

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