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Malcolm Douglass

  • "Mr Douglas was more than a teacher he was a gentle breeze..."
    - Michelle Bogosian
  • "It was a pleasure to have known and worked for Mal &Evy.Mal..."
    - Jennie & Janette Reff
  • "Malcolm "Doug" Douglass was a special man. He was an..."
    - Keith Byrd
  • "My favorite teacher. I loved history because of him. He..."
    - Gabriel Flores-Gutierrez
  • "A great teacher to his students, and a great man to all..."
    - Bill Bouse


It is with great sadness that we report the death of Malcolm Douglass
(1930-2013), retired Pasadena teacher. Mr. Douglass taught in PUSD from 1962 to 1991, the last 15 years of which were at Marshall Fundamental High School. A much-loved and dedicated history teacher, he was honored as Teacher of the Year in Pasadena in 1987, and Rotary Teacher of the Year in 1991. A highlight of his teaching career was coaching a team of students who won the California state championship for History Day, and competed in the national finals in Washington DC in 1987.
Mr. Douglass was a combat veteran of the Korean War and a student of military history. He was an avid reader, well-known for his huge collection of history books. He was also a successful businessman. In retirement he and his wife, Evelyn owned and operated a large seasonal resort property in the Thousand Islands area on the St. Lawrence River in New York, where they spent many wonderful summers.
Malcolm was a devoted and greatly-loved husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, his son, Bruce Douglass (Kelly), his daughter, Dianne Douglass Harmel (Richard) and grandchildren Ryan, Katie, Kellen, and Reid Douglass and Kristen, Kevin, and Keith Harmel.
A memorial service honoring the life of Malcolm Douglass will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Sierra Madre Congregational Church, Sierra Madre. Former students, colleagues, friends and family are invited to attend.
Published in Pasadena Star-News from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5, 2013
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