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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Tuesday, February 20th, 1945 Friday, November 6th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Michael J. Douglas

Michael J. Douglas, 75, of Modena, formerly Kingston, died Friday November 6, 2020 at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Catskill, NY.

Mike was born in Kingston, NY on February 20th, 1945, a son of the late William and Angela Dieroff Douglas
A veteran of the United States Army, Mike proudly served in the Vietnam War and received several medals including National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a two Purple Hearts. He was employed as an Installation Supervisor at TCI-Cablevision in Kingston for 29 years until his retirement in 1999.

He was a Life member of Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386, he served as a Trustee, a Jr Commander, Commander from 1995 till 1997 and also was a former member of the VFW Honor Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post 150 Kingston, a Life member of the Ulster County Memorial Chapter 156 Disabled American Veterans and was the Benefits Protection Team Leader and a former President of Excelsior Hose Fire Company #5.

He is survived by his son, Michael J. Douglas Jr and his girl friend Kathleen Lockhart of Modena, his grandson, Matthew Douglas of Modena, His long time companion, Ann Johnson of Catskill, His sisters, Anita VanValkenburgh of West Hurley and Jacqueline Koenig of Cleverdale and a brother, Robert Douglas and his wife Shirley of Ulster Park. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He is predeceased by his brothers, William and Eugene Douglas.

The family will receive friends at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm.

A graveside service officiated by Fr. Salvatore Cordaro, followed by burial with military honors by Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386 will be held at the Ulster County Veterans Section of the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, 81 Plains Rd, New Paltz, NY on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:00 am.

Face coverings are required and social distancing will limit visitor capacity in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Michael's memory to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or
The Shriners Hospitals for Children: 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    FACE COVERING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (WHICH WILL LIMIT FUNERAL HOME CAPACITY) ARE REQUIRED.
  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Ulster County Veterans Cemetery
    81 Plains Road
    New Paltz, New York
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020
    11:00am
    FACE COVERING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED.
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Ulster County Veteran's Cemetery
    81 Plains Road
    New Paltz, New York
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020
    11:00am

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  • American
  • American Legion
  • Combat Infantry Badge
  • Fire Department Seal
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Purple Heart Award from the U.S. Military
  • US Army
  • VFW

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Mary Deitz

Uncle Mike, you had such an amazing sense of humor. I will always remember your smile and the way you could make others laugh no matter what the situation was. ❤
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Paul Couvutsakis

Dear Mike, Matthew and Family,
So sorry for your loss. We had great memories of your Dad. His service to our country was courageous. I remember our golfing with his grandson Matthew and only wish we could have gotten together more. May his memory be always with you. With Love, Paul and Linda Couvutsakis
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Pedro Feliciano

My friend I will miss you..enjoyed playing golf with you and having a few beers. RIP Commander.
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Ken Heller

I will cherish fond memories of Mr. Douglas with his big smile and great humor while attending Army football games at West Point and playing golf with him. His love was so strong for his son Mike whom is my friend. It was awesome seeing those two tease each other with love and adoration for each other. He will be missed but cherished in hearts with great memories abound. Ken Heller
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