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Douglas F. Cully


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Douglas F. Cully Obituary
September 19, 1924 - January 11, 2018 Douglas F. Cully, beloved husband and father, passed away on January 11, 2018 at the age of 93 after a brief illness. He was born in Los Angeles in 1924 as the third of four siblings. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the United States Navy, where he served with honor and distinction on the submarine USS Seahorse. Upon returning from the war, at the age of 22, he joined the Los Angeles Fire Department, where he rose through the ranks to the level of Assistant Chief at the time of his retirement in 1977. He was well known and respected in the LAFD for his humor, common sense, humility and inventive nature. Most importantly, in 1947 he married his high school sweetheart, Katharyn. They remained in a loving marriage for 70 years in a beachside house that he built in 1953. He is survived by his wife Katharyn, son Michael and daughter-in-law Denise, and son Mark, all of whom will always have him in their hearts and minds. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen's Fund, P.O. Box 41903, Los Angeles, CA 90041.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2018
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