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Douglas Grose, 48, formerly of Dickson City, Pa., of New York City, passed away earlier this year.

Douglas is survived by his loving wife, Ji; his mother, Mary L. Bocchino; father, Colin Grose; stepmother, Tootsie Grose; stepfather, Michael D. Bocchino; and the late Bob Davitt; uncles, Roger Daniels, Charles Daniels and Baron Daniels; aunt, Wilma Fithian, his godmother and like a second mother; along with many cousins; maternal grandparents, the late Anne and Charles Daniels, and paternal grandparents, the late Mae and Peter Grose, who he loved greatly.

He was a graduate of Bishop O'Hara High School and Penn State University, where he graduated No. 1 in his class. Douglas completed his master's degree at Stanford University.

Douglas was CEO for M. E. Zuckerman and Company. He was also a CEO and CFO at Frontline Communications, a medical company. Lastly, he was CEO at Medx, a company where he was developing an app that would get doctors' medical questions answered quicker.

Douglas was known as the brain by many. So many had said he was the smartest person they knew. He could accomplish anything he set his mind to. Yet his generosity with his co-workers was well known. So many said how he helped their careers out.

He traveled the world extensively. He married Ji 15 years ago and they took three to four trips a year to Europe, the last trip being to Paris for three weeks over Christmas and New Year's. They both shared a love of history, museums, new restaurants and the unknown.

He was at Stanford when his grandmother called him on his birthday, which was Mother's Day. She passed away three days later and Douglas wrote down everything they discussed so we would have it in the future. What college student does that?

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention his dog of 17 years, Tasha. He flew home from Stanford to give her a royal farewell when she passed. He got her a coffin and a marker and dug her grave. He loved her so, wanting to one day have her cloned.

Douglas and Ji shared a special bond that can't be broken.

He was my only child. What a man he turned out to be. I love you, Douglas, and miss you more than you could ever know. You were my Mother's Day present.

The funeral was private at the family's request.

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