George Douglas

Obituary of George Douglas

George C. Douglas, 86, of Bradenton, Florida, died Sunday, January 14, 2018.


Born in Hoboken, George was the son of George A. and Ethel Douglas. Raised in Hoboken, he was a graduate of Demarest High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict.


Marrying Marilyn Duffy, the couple first settled in Hoboken, and together had four children, before moving to Little Ferry in 1958. They lived there until 1967, when they settled in Pompton Plains.


A Hudson County Union Carpenter, George worked for many years as a Construction Supervisor for the Conklin Corporation in Franklin Lakes, retiring in 1998. He was active in the union, and served for many years as the Recording Secretary for it. 


Sadly, Marilyn predeceased George in 1980. Following her death, he lived in Green Pond for 20 years before retiring to Bradenton, Florida. There, he enjoyed being with family, boating, and deep sea fishing. 


George was always a fan of sports, and was always in attendance to watch his kids, and later, grandkids, play any sport they were participating in. When he was younger, he coached many youth basketball and baseball teams, and passed on that dedication to sports education to his children and grandchildren. 


He is lovingly survived by his children, George and his wife Gayle, Robert and his wife Peggy, Brian and his wife Sue, and Janet Hatke and her husband Bob; eleven grandchildren: Brett, Courtney, Derrick, Tyler, Colby, Mark, David, Robbie, Carly, Brian and Morgan; and seven great-grandchildren: Caelyn, Bode, Lilli, Mabel, Blake, Cameron, and McKenzie.


Visiting hours will be Friday from 4-8 pm at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst.


In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in George’s memory would be greatly appreciated by the Douglas family.