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Obits > 2006 - Douglas G. James

Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen

The Prophetstown Echo – May 31, 2006


Douglas G. James


            Douglas G. James, 58 of Hamilton, NJ passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday at Compassionate Care in Trenton, NJ.

            Doug was born in Sterling, IL and grew up in Prophetstown, graduating from Prophetstown High School.  He lived in the Hamilton area for the past 40 years.  He had an honorable discharge form the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was a color designer at the color studio of Congoleum Corporation of Hamilton.

            Doug was an avid golfer and a PGA lifetime member of the partners club.  He enjoyed his yearly trip with his eight golf buddies, ironically they left Monday and now Doug is there in spirit.  Doug loved the outdoors, he loved to garden, drive his red convertible and vacation at the shore.  He simply loved life.

            He is predeceased by his father Jesse James, his mother Arlene DeWeerdt and his stepfather, Allen DeWeerdt. 

            Devoted husband of Lucy Chiaradia Bresley James.  Loving father of Dawn and Christine James both of Hamilton. Caring brother of Jesses James and his wife Sue of Missouri and Pam Youngblood and her husband Gary of Illinois.  Doting Pop Pop to Brian Williams, Jr.  He is also survived by uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his Yorkie, “Buddy”.

            Funeral services were held at the Chiacchio Funeral Home.  Doug was buried with Military Honors in the Brigadier General Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ.

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