Douglas H. Woolley, 84, Navy vet, home builder, enjoyed travel, lunch with friends

By on June 17, 2015

Douglas “Doug” Woolley, of Lititz, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 10, at 84 years of age.

He is survived by two children: Nancy (Manny) Pearl of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Dan (Sherry) Woolley of Lititz; as well as seven grandchildren: Alex and Amy Pearl; and Andy, Steve, Jenny, Matt, and David Woolley.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years: Nancy (2014); and his son: Doug Jr.,”Dukie” (1967).

Born May 12, 1931, in Paterson, N.J., Doug moved his family to Lancaster County in 1971, and has resided in the area ever since. He and his wife were long-time members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Prior to his long and successful career as a residential home builder, Doug was a 1949 graduate of Central High School (Paterson, N.J.), a 1953 graduate of Lehigh University, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955. He particularly enjoyed traveling with his wife, going to lunch with friends, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, and catching up with his childhood “street-corner gang.” He had a truly one-of-a-kind personality and was happy whenever he was with people or accomplishing a project. He will be missed by many.

Services were held June 12 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, PA, with Rev. Chris Labs officiating. Interment followed at Witness Park, Lititz.

Doug often gave financially to charity and, prior to his death, asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions to honor his memory instead be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 and The Water Street Rescue Mission, 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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