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Roger Douglas, Sr.

June 21, 1949 — January 27, 2024

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It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Roger Gene Douglas, Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Roger peacefully left this world on January 27, 2024, at the age of 74. He was born on June 21, 1949, in Plattsburgh, NY, to the late Myron and Theresa (Passino) Douglas.

Roger, a proud and devoted family man, will forever be remembered for his love and support. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Cindy (Depo) Douglas, and their children Sheree (Chris) Ford of Keeseville, Marie (Marcel) Leduc of Salisbury, VT, Julie (Brad) Lawrence of Au Sable Forks, and Roger (Amanda) Douglas, Jr. of Clintonville. Roger will also be lovingly remembered by his cherished grandchildren James Mason, Hailey Lawrence, Keagen Miller, Peyton Ford, Jenna Ford, Kendal Lawrence, Arlo Leduc, Taylor Lawrence, Iliza Douglas, Eli Lawrence; and great-grandchildren Porter Madrigal, Walker Durgan, and Mason Jackson. He leaves behind his brothers Robert (Linda) Douglas, Terry (Diane) Douglas, and Ronald (Gail) Douglas, and his sister Cindy (Pat) Lawrence.

Roger was predeceased by his brother Rodney Douglas, Sr. One cannot forget Roger's loyal companion, Poppy, his beloved dog who will always by his side for eternity.

Roger began his journey through life by graduating from Keeseville High School in 1968. He then proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972. Roger was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, aboard the USS Knox DE 1052, serving two tours in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed for 27 years at Ward Lumber Company. He took pride in his job working his way up the chain and becoming Plant Manager.

Outside of his professional life, Roger found immense joy in spending quality time with his family and his beloved Fern Lake family. He had a zest for life and reveled in playing shuffleboard, cornhole, horseshoes, and poker with his friends. Friday nights were always a special occasion, gathering around the fire, sharing stories, and creating cherished memories.

Roger was an active member of his community and faithfully served as Past Commander and Adjutant of the American Legion Post 504 for 10 years. He also held the positions of Past Commander and Quartermaster of VFW Post 1505 in Keeseville. Roger's dedication to his fellow veterans and his passion for serving others will always be remembered.

To honor and celebrate Roger's life, a Memorial Service will be held on February 1, 2024, at Heidrick-Zaumetzer Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to gather for calling hours from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. The Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 pm. Interment will take place in the Spring at Holy Name Cemetery in Au Sable Forks.

Donations made in Roger's memory may be made to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center, 212 Cornelia St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

We invite all who knew and loved Roger to join us in sharing stories, laughter, and tears as we celebrate the remarkable life he lived after the service at the VFW in Keeseville.

Although our hearts ache with sorrow, let us remember Roger with joy and gratitude for the incredible impact he made in our lives. May his spirit live on forever in our cherished memories.

Roger, may you rest in eternal peace, knowing that you were deeply loved and will be profoundly missed. Your legacy will forever shine brightly in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing you.

Services were entrusted to Heidrick-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, NY.

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