HARRISBURG, PA. >> Henry "Skip" Douglass, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 31, 2013. He was born on June 10, 1933 in Hershey, PA to the late Francis R.S. and Estelle (Gerber) Douglass. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1951 and then proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After his tour of duty he attended Lebanon Valley College where he continued his High School Football career as Quarterback and earned a BA in Accounting. In 1956 he and Jacquie were married. He retired from ITT Terry Phone Corp. in 1988.
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Skip was an avid pinochle player and a fun loving golfer and pool player. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and weekends at his cabin with friends and relatives. He also enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas with family. Henry had a keen sense of humor and could make a dime out of two pennies. He was an active member of the Middletown Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge 410 and the American Legion Post 594.
Henry faced his challenge with cancer with great dignity and personal grace.
Skip is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Dr. Jacquie F. Douglass, his 2 sons; Kirk D. Douglass of Marysville, PA and John M. Douglass & grandson Hunter Douglass both of Las Vegas, NV, his daughter Dr. Marcy J. Douglass & her husband Philip A. McCarthy of Carlisle and granddaughter Ariel Douglass-Devine of Harrisburg, his brother Francis Douglass & wife Christine of FL, his sister Anna Shupe & husband Kay of IN, his 2 cousins and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
A Celebration of Life and Wake for Henry will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Middletown American Legion Post 594, 137 E. High St. Middletown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in Henry's name to Lebanon Valley College Memorial Fund, 101 N. College Ave., Annville, PA 17003. Online condolences to the family may be made at HetrickBitner.com or on Facebook.
Let's toast each other with a glass of cheer to good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Lift up your hearts and peace be with you.
Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Inc.
3125 Walnut Street Harrisburg, PA 17109
Published in The Middletown Press on Sept. 3, 2013