Charles Gilbert Douglass, Jr., 94, peacefully entered God’s eternal care, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the home of his daughter Joann.
Born July 24, 1927, in Baltimore, MD, he was the eldest of six children born to the late Charles Gilbert, Sr. and L. Lavinia (Parks) Douglass.
Charles was a veteran, serving his country proudly in the United States Army 1945-1946. A millwright by trade, he served his apprenticeship with B&O Railroad from 1944-1949, where he continued his employment for approximately 14 years. He retired from General Motors in 1988 after 30 years of employment and numerous awards.
Fondly known as “Charlie” to many, he loved being around people. It didn’t matter if you were family, friend or even a stranger. Charlie loved to tell his “stories” to anyone who would listen. He was happiest when he had everyone’s attention.
Charlie enjoyed working with his hands. He loved to tear things apart and put them back together. He was very good at doing crossword puzzles and often commented on how he could “learn something new” even at his age.
Charles is survived by his children, Patricia Dieter & husband Lloyd, Joann Grubb & husband Edgar, Kathleen Gordon & husband Richard, and Mark Douglass. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law Nancy Douglass. He was the proud “Pop Pop” or “Pappy” to Laura Hunt, Carla Goodman, Brad Ragucci, Nancy Goodman, Jamie Meinschein, Erica Wadlington, Adam Douglass, Andrew Gordon, Audrey Nolasco, Brianna Gordon, Alyssa Douglass, and Devyn Douglass, in addition to 21 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends. He also leaves behind his siblings, Cecelia Marr, Joseph Douglass, Anna Day, William Douglass, and Teresa Giese. Charles was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Douglass and Paul Douglass, as well as a grandson, Evyn Douglass.
Charlie always wanted to do everything for himself, and it had to be “his way!”, claiming it was his “stubborn Douglass trait.”
Due to COVID-19 and recommended restrictions, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.