Northborough/Roscoe, N.Y. – Douglass Aiken Wheeler, 91, passed away Aug. 31, 2019.
He was born Nov. 12, 1927 in West Virginia. Raised on Staten Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond Carlton Wheeler and Molly (Dillon) Wheeler. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Robert C. Wheeler and James P. Wheeler; sister Shirley Jean (Wheeler) Chiapperini; and nephew Peter Chiapperini.
Formerly of Kendall Park, N.J. and Roscoe, N.Y., Doug was married to Marie (Barr) Wheeler for 50 years until her death in 2001.
He was the father of James Robert Wheeler and his wife Janet of Stow; Stuart Douglass Wheeler and his wife Mary of Golden, Co.; grandfather of Bradford D. Wheeler and Gregory B. Wheeler, both of Brookline, Dustin Wheeler and his wife Jenni Klauder of Forest Hills, N.Y., and Kelsey M. Wheeler of Golden, Co. He also leaves his nephew, Robert Wheeler and his wife Sandy (and family) of Shrub Oak, NY; three nieces, Barbara Wheeler of Lantana, Fla., Caryl (Wheeler) Owen and her husband Jim of Verona, Wis., and Frances Ann (Chiapperini) Berardocco of Staten Island, N.Y.
Doug was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. He attended Wagner College and his working career was spent at AT&T primarily in New Jersey and New York City. He and Marie, along with his two older brothers and their wives, retired to family-owned property in the Catskills. There they spent many years enjoying the outdoors, tapping the maple trees in the Spring, and being good stewards of the land.
Doug was also an avid golfer and a Lions Club volunteer for many years.
Doug’s family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff at Whitney Place in Northborough for their compassionate and kind care given him during his time there.
Donations in memory of Doug can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or Alzheimer’s Assn.-Home Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough, is entrusted with arrangements. (www.haysfuneralhome.com). Interment will be private.