Robert E. Douglass of Hale, formerly of Benzonia, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 in Bay City at 75 years of age.
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Robert graduated from Hale High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army and attended Northwest Michigan College. He was a retired manager for Kaskinen Auto Supply in Beulah where he worked from 1968 to 1998.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Honor. Mr. Douglass loved to work on antique cars, enjoyed gardening, bird watching and was an amateur "rock hound."
He is survived by his wife, Ariel (nee Aronson) of Hale; children, Robert E. (Lisa Ann) Douglass Jr. of Jenison and Lisa Douglass of Bay City; and one granddaughter, Alyssa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Everett and Blanche Douglass; and sister, Mary Jane Milliron.
Private cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 6 at the Hale American Legion, 429 West Main St. Arrangements are handled by the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Home. Those wishing to express words of sympathy may do so at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Apr. 20 to May 1, 2012