Frank Thomas Douglas

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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Frank Thomas Douglas, 68, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., formerly of Wallingford, Conn., husband of Diane Douglas, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in New Haven, on July 2, 1945, a son of the late Earle D. Douglas and Hattie (Faulkner) Douglas. Frank grew up in East Haven with his family then moved to Wallingford. Frank's career started out in drafting, joining CUNO Engineering in 1970. Through the years Frank pursued his education in computer science in the evening, and has held various positions including mgr., engineering services; dir. of engineering services; and dir., manufacturing/metal shop. He retired from CUNO Incorporated (now 3M) after 31 dedicated years of service. Frank and Diane retired to Murrells Inlet, S.C., in 2005. In retirement Frank became a member of the Elks, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 2797. His most compassionate project was converting 8mm reels of film of his family, especially his children, to digital movies and providing them with DVD's. Frank enjoyed all his new friends in South Carolina whether playing golf with his neighbors or playing cards with his MBG&Y friends or celebrating Holidays with his South Carolina and Connecticut family and friends. His family is grateful for his long-time friends and loving family in many parts of the country who have supported him throughout his challenges and who meant so much to him. Frank fought every cancer battle with the power of knowledge through research, aided by his courage, determination, and positive thinking.

His family would also like to thank those family and friends, as well as his medical professionals and staff in Waccamaw Oncology, Inlet Cardio-Pulmonary, Ocean Cardiology, Dr. Dora Anguelova, and the wonderful team of Drs., nurses, and staff of Waccamaw Community Hospital for the kind, gentle, and compassionate treatment throughout his most recent battle. Their guidance and support was invaluable to his family for his comfort.

He is survived by his wife, Diane, of 23 years; his cherished children, daughters, Dena (Nick) Carbone, of Andover, Mass.; Lee (Bjorn) van der Voo, of Portland, Ore. and Ryan Douglas, of New Haven. He is also survived by three wonderful and "very cool" granddaughters, Gabrielle, Madeline, and Eva, all of whom have brought much joy to his life. Frank is also survived by his sister, Doreen Fiengo, of Meriden; his brother, Robert Douglas and wife, Linda, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and many special nieces and nephews in Connecticut, Florida, and South Carolina. Frank was predeceased by his brother, Earle D. Douglas, Jr.; and nephew, Dennis Douglas.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service in the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Reception Center. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to Stand Up to Cancer, File 1224, 1801 W. Olympic Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91199-1224 or online at http://www.standup2cancer.org/ The SU2C Organization includes teams of scientists who collaborate rather than compete in finding innovative treatments and cures for cancer. An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Record-Journal on July 6, 2013