Edward Peter Douglas, 90, of Dublin, OH, died peacefully on Sept. 21, 2020. Ed was born on December 19, 1929 in Braddock, PA and lived a very active and full life. Admired by his family and friends for his positive outlook on life and dedication to health and fitness, Ed was a consummate host and generous spirit, who strived to take care of those around him as well as others in need.
Ed graduated from Swissvale High School in 1948 and received a football scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. After playing for four years, becoming captain of his team, and participating in ROTC, Ed graduated in 1952 with a BS in Hospitality Management & Business. He was drafted by several professional football teams and enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was ultimately promoted to Captain. His love of football kept him active in college football as a referee for many years. After leaving the Air Force in 1958, Ed began his successful career in Purchasing, first for Glidden in Cleveland, OH and later as Vice President of Purchasing at Ashland Chemical from 1969 until his retirement, at age 68. During his time in Cleveland, Ed also received his MBA from Case Western Reservein 1967 and continued as a volunteer at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH after his retirement.
A faithful man, Ed was a member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Worthington, OH for many years and later joined Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbus, OH. He became a member of Worthington Hills Country Club in 1969 and was an active golfer well into his 80’s, often scoring close to his age.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Josephine Douglas, brother Stanley (“Bob”) Wisniewski, his first wife of 41 years, Barbara (Angus) Douglas and daughter and son-in law,Pamela and Norman McElroy.
Ed is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, Agnes Patricia Donovan (Flood) Douglas and his children Lesley (Mark) Saitta, Lexington, KY; Jim (Dana) Flood, Delaware, OH; Mary Pat (Tom) Schwing, Worthington, OH; Kitty (John) Rok, Newport, RI; Ginger (Tom) Tracy, Louisville, KY; Tom (Page) Flood, Hilliard, OH; Anne (Bud) Campbell, Clintonville, OH; Chris (Paul) Mendyka, Lakewood, OH; Mel (Sean) Forman, Loveland, OH and Michael Flood of Dublin, OH as well as his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he cherished.
A funeral mass will be held (and live-streamed) on Saturday, September 26 at 9:30am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbus, OH, with burial immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ed’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Make a Wish Foundation, St. Jude or another charity of your choosing.
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