Douglas D. Bantly (1949 - 2015)

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Douglas D. Bantly, 66, 412 Main St., Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at his home.
Born Aug. 10, 1949, in DuBois, he was a son of the late Harry C. Bantly, MD, and Regina Hitchins Bantly.
On Dec. 11, 1982, he married Penny D. Frost Bantley. She survives in Reynoldsville.
Doug was a 1967 graduate of Valley Forge Military School and a 1971 graduate of Robert Morris College with a bachelor's degree in business.
He was the former owner of Bantly's Hardware, Endwood Sales, was a Met-Life representative and worked at the DuBois Wal-Mart as an assembler.
He was Protestant by faith.
Doug served on the Reynoldsville Borough Council, Jefferson County Housing Authority and was instrumental in starting back up the Reynoldsville Homecoming.
He loved photography, hunting, fishing, camping and family vacations to Walt Disney World. He enjoyed all aspects of life, from walking his dogs in the woods with his Sheetz coffee mug, home-cooked meals to finding a new gadget or gizmo to try. All of these things brought him great joy, especially when shared with his grandchildren. The legacy he left is one of his favorite sayings, "family first," and love.
He is also survived by a son, Andrew (Margaret) Bantly of Philadelphia; three daughters, Tammy Lewellyn (William) Burkett of Brookville, Tracy Lewellyn Walborn of Reynoldsville, Sarah (Robert) Bantly of Johnstown; six grandchildren: Taylor Walborn, Keaton Ross, Lauren Hidinger, Alexis Walborn, Elizabeth Burkett and Airianna Burkett; one brother, David (Pamela) Bantly of Punxsutawney; and close friend and family member, Joanna Vansteenberg and family.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Bantley and one sister, Susan Stewart.
At Doug's request, there will be no viewing or services.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home, Reynoldsville.
Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2015