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Douglas C. Sears Sr.
November 3, 1925 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
Doug Sears Sr passed peacefully on June 30, 2023 at 4:30pm at Elizabethtown, NY Hospital after a brief stay. Doug Sr is survived by his daughter Sharon Stafford (and husband Ronnie Stafford), son Doug Sears Jr. (and fiancé Tanya Hiltz), brother Bob Sears (and wife Deanna Sears), grandchildren Larry Deso, Andy Deso and Nathan Stafford. He is also survived by brother-in-law George Maffey, niece Elizabeth Maffey and nephew George Maffey III. There are too many friends to be mentioned. There were, and are, many.
Doug Sr was born in Port Henry, NY on November 3, 1925 during the Great Depression. Doug Sr served in World War II on a Navy Sub-Chaser and was honorably discharged at the end of the War. He married the love of his life, Yvonne Sears, in 1950 after he had returned from Military service. The marriage lasted 70 years. After having their children, Doug and Yvonne moved to Westport, NY where they settled into their life for many years. Doug Sr worked for many years at Camp Dudley, eventually leading the Maintenance department. After his years of service and then retirement from Camp Dudley, he continued to work part-time for the camp. A common theme in Doug’s life was his kindness towards others and his sense of humor. Doug was an avid outdoorsman and gun owner.
The family requests that people who wish to pay their respects; that they simply think of a good thought of Doug and how he brought kindness and honor into their life. Raising a beer works too. The family plans to have a memorial service when possible. If you wish to donate in honor of Doug Sr and his life, the family requests that you make a charitable contribution in his name to the North Country SPCA or North Country Honor Flight at: http://www.ncspca.org/help/donations