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Richard "Dick" Douglas

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Douglas, Richard (Dick)
passed away in Paradise Valley, AZ on September 26, 2016 at the age of 85. Dick is survived by his loving wife Irene, of 59 years, his children Richard Jr. (Barbara), Marguerite Distel (Bob), Susan, Robert (Lynn), and his grandchildren Veronica, Richard III, Andrea, Catherine, Quinn, Anastasia and Victoria. Dick was born in Evanston, IL on April 14, 1931. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 and earned two Master Degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged. Following the Army, he joined Abbott Laboratories. In 1960 he joined the Information Systems Division of Honeywell in the Sales Department where he enjoyed a highly successful career spanning 25 years rising to the rank of Sr. Corporate Vice President. He later joined StorageTek as a Global VP of Sales where he worked until leaving to join Microtest as CFO. Upon retirement he set out on his next adventure traveling the world with his wife. Dick enjoyed playing golf as a member of the Paradise Valley Country Club and was an avid model train enthusiast as a member of the Scottsdale Model Railroad Club. The visitation will be held at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm followed by a Rosary service at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 5005 E. Oak St., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS), Phoenix Chapter, 3104 E. Camelback Rd., PMB 975, Phoenix AZ 85016.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2016
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