Douglas W. Brigham

Douglas W. Brigham of Erwinna, Pa. Douglas W. Brigham, 52, passed away suddenly on Oct. 17, 2012. Born in 1960 in Wilmington Delaware Memorial Hospital and raised in West Chester, Doug was the beloved son of Richard T. Brigham and the late Margaret (Hoover) Brigham. Early in his life, he was an active member in the Good Fellowship Ambulance Club, which led to his lifelong passion of public service and law enforcement. He was a graduate of Colorado State University. At CSU he was a member of Campus Law Enforcement and then was a police officer with the West Chester University Police. He went on to become a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper and after 24 years, he retired at the rank of Corporal. While he served in many capacities, the most recent was in the aviation division. After his retirement, he was employed with Catalyst Aviation as a helicopter pilot. He was a member of the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company, was Deputy Management Coordinator for Tinicum Township and a volunteer for Patient Airlift Services. He was also an active member of First West Chester Fire Company. Doug was a member of the West Chester Lodge #322, F. and A. M. Doug was the beloved husband of Lisa A. (Lemery) Brigham; brother of Katharine S. Brigham of West Chester, Ann Thomas of Louisville, Ky., Robert Brigham of Santa Monica, Calif. and Deborah Wray of Charlottesville, Va.; uncle of Stephen, Matthew, Nathan and great-niece, Samantha and his godsons, Nyle, Alex and Ryan Neumann of Lawrenceville, N.J. He is also survived by countless friends, many of whom he considered family. Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Meeting House at the Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Family Fund for Garrett Ross, ENT Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 15819, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-5819. Arrangements by the Donohue Funeral Home, West Chester, 610-431-9000. Online at

Published in The Daily Local on Oct. 19, 2012