DOUGLAS I. BLANE
FUNERAL HOME
Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks
6410 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
BLANE
DOUGLAS I.


54, restaurant manager, beloved friend, brother and son, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 of cancer. Doug was so proud of his abilities and accomplishments as a restaurant manager. He had a knack for entering a building and pinpointing exactly what needed to be fixed, and who to call to get it done right away. Doug was involved in numerous restaurant openings and prided himself on his knowledge of rules, regulations and legal requirements in the industry. Personally, Doug was a friend to so many. He kept in close contact with people he knew from Sandy Run Elementary and Upper Dublin High School. The restaurant industry and various establishments he worked in enabled him to develop and maintain close relationships with so many people. A few of them were with him to the very end and that meant everything to him. Doug did not want a funeral service, it was not his style. He wanted people to be happy when they think of him. So a future Celebration of Life will take place. But you are welcome to pay your respects at a Shiva on Wednesday, May 17 from 4 - 9 P.M. at the Timberlake Apartments Clubhouse in E. Norriton, PA. A brief service from Rabbi Howard Cove will take place between 6:30 - 7 P.M. Doug is survived by his mother, Barbara Blane, sister, Irene Cohen, and ex-wife, Robyn Pottorff. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in his name to Upper Dublin High School, a place he had such amazing memories.

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Published by Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on May 17, 2017.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
17
Service
6:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Timberlake Apartments Clubhouse
E. Norriton, PA
May
17
Shiva
4:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Timberlake Apartments Clubhouse
E. Norriton, PA
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It's been a year now since you have been gone and I still can't believe it's real. Jerry and I miss your friendship. You had a sixth sense in making a phone call..it's like you knew the exact moment we needed to talk. Miss our Jersey shore trips and your corny jokes. No one could run a restaurant like you. You took care of those close to you and for that we are grateful. Miss you BFF.
Megan
December 11, 2018
I worked for Doug for a short period of time but in that period of time you could tell how passionate and hard working he was in all aspect of life. RIP.
Ben de Saint Etienne
September 14, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Doug a few years back, we didn't know each other very long, but he defiantly made an impact with me. He shared some "life" lessons, that I will practice for the rest of my days. Doug's presence was always felt when he was in a room, his energy and compassion was contagious. On behalf of so many, thank you Doug. Thank you. Rest in peace King.
Jose Morales
September 12, 2018
I will always remember Doug loving life and loving his job. He was a very passionate man regarding everything in his life. He had a smile that brightened up the room and a personality even brighter. May god bless you friend.
Andrew Schuman
September 11, 2018
my brother , my friend . what a talk he was get ready for a whole life story before you add a word .my man cave house. miss him big time I am glad we got to spend a lot of time together . I love him and miss him big time . thanks for being yourself always .

CHEF ABUU
September 11, 2018
We were so sad to hear about Doug's passing. Having moved out of state, we found out only recently. Doug was one of the most energetic people we've ever met, having spent many years in the restaurant industry. Doug was one of a kind and we think about him often, especially when we need to smile.

WE MISS YOU, DOUG.

Bill and Donna Beisel
Bill Beisel
September 10, 2018
You were our other brother and our BFF! We will remember all our Christmases together! We will always love you dear Doug... kisses from your "sis's" XXOO Maureen, Karen and Kathy Monaghan
June 3, 2017
How sad I was to learn of Doug's passing. My ex-husband and Doug were new young restaurant managers together many many years ago and we enjoyed some good times with him and Robyn. My sincere condolences to Doug's family. I know he will be missed.
Janice Mundy
May 24, 2017
Doug you were the best!! I learned a ton from you!! And laughed till I wet myself!! You will be deeply missed. Till we meet again!! Keep them in stitches up there. The world lost a wonderful man love you my friend. Robin kann
Robin Kann
May 18, 2017
Doug was a great friend who could always make you smile and laugh, always had time for you and always was looking to the future to make it better. He had an incredible knack for the restaurant business for sure and was respected by all that worked both for him and beside him over many years, After a long day it was always fun to talk to Doug and just forget about the day and smile. So many laughs so many smiles and none will be forgotten. I will look forward to the next laugh and smile we share buddy and until then keep smiling down on us each and everyday.
Duane Messerschmidt
May 18, 2017
Mrs Blane and RobynThis is Ira Jaffe. I just found out about Doug's passing. Please contact me. I'd like to see Mrs. Blane and come to future service in Doug's memory. My email is [email protected] please contact me and leave me a number where I can reach you.
Ira Jaffe
May 17, 2017
Doug, you were always there to help me professional and personal. I will miss the surprise kitchen pop ins, that once I got to know you made my day. Thanks for always watching out for me and teaching me so much. You will be missed DB. May God comfort your family during this hard time.
Pete
May 17, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this difficult time - Isaiah 61:1, 2.
Mrs. Lynch
May 17, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you in your time of need.
Jerry
May 17, 2017
I'll miss you dearly my brother... I'm really not sure what I'm going to do about the void that's now left in my life as you have gone from it. Through our ups and our downs, through twenty eight years of friendship, you have truly made me a better person and I know deep in my heart that I had a brother in you. RIP Douggie Fresh...
Pete Rosensweig
May 17, 2017
As a husband and a friend, I have so many beautiful memories of us. The laughter, crazy jokes, amazing people we met together and the wonderful places we explored together. I will look at those, as I always have, and smile!
May 17, 2017
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