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Douglas Earl Emanuel


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Douglas Earl Emanuel

Douglas Earl Emanuel of Santa Rosa, California, passed away April 16, 2016, in San Francisco, at the age of 71 years, after a year-long struggle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was born October 1, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD, son of Spurgeon G. Emanuel and Agnes Ann Emanuel, nee Overfield. Doug served in the US Army from 1967 to 1970, and played in the West Point Band. He was a graduate of CSUF with a BA in 1972. He worked as a civil servant with the USPS in Fresno, Redlands, and Santa Rosa, retiring in 2010. Doug is survived by his former spouse, Patricia Chan, who was his caregiver and companion until his death.

Doug loved playing his trumpet, and was a wonderful trumpet player and musician. He played in many bands throughout the US during his life. Doug will be missed by his family, friends, and fellow musicians.

At Doug's request, he will be cremated with no formal memorial service. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

Donations in Doug's name can be made to or to your local school's music department.
Published in The Argus Leader on May 1, 2016
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