Alfred N. Douglas, age 88, Bonny Brook Ave., Trappe, died Saturday, at home.|
Mr. Douglas was born on May 22, 1926, in Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY. He was a son of the late Alfred H. and Cecil R. (Corey) Douglas.
Mr. Douglas served with the US Navy during World War II. He then attended Penn State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and master of science degree in engineering science.
Before he retired, Mr. Douglas was a professional engineer and owner of Engineered Systems, Pottstown. During his retirement he was an engineering consultant.
Mr. Douglas was Trappe Borough's Republican Committee Man for 40 years. He was a vice-president and president of Trappe Borough Council, a vice-chairman of the Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority, a president of the Perkiomen Valley Parent – Teacher Assn., a co-founder and chairman of Save The Speakers House, a member of the Trappe Historical Society, and a president of Descendants & Friends Of The 314th American Expeditionary Force.
Mr. Douglas is survived by his daughters, Shirley Crehan, Elverson, Linda, wife of John Klink, Upper Providence Twp., Carol, wife of Paul Sherman, Caernarvon Twp.. and Nancy, wife of William Schaff, Rising Sun, MD, seven grandchildren, and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Martha N. (Blazosky) Douglas, on August 4th; a grandson, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters.
The Douglas family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, today, at the Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Main St., Trappe. Burial will be private in Augustus Lutheran Cemetery, Trappe. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
Published in The Mercury on Aug. 17, 2014