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Kenneth L. Douglas

March 3, 1947 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 73)


Rhinebeck-Kenneth L. Douglas 73 passed away on December 15th, 2020 after a long illness.


Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on March 3, 1947 he was the son of the late Kenneth T. and Gladys (Bjorklund) Douglas.  He graduated from FDR Roosevelt High School in 1965.  Kenneth served in the Marine Corps from 1966-1968.  He served honorably in Vietnam from 1967-1968.


Kenneth was an entrepreneur and self made man.  He was a jack of all trades so to speak and a master of them all.  He loved chess, poker and bowling. He absolutely loved the chase of the game.  He endured a mountain and had more than his share of hardships.  He was a soldier in many more ways than one.  He was a proud American and served his Country well beyond any War.  He was a hero, but never felt as such.  He left a grand legacy forever. He was a nature lover by heart. He loved all of Gods creatures and everything that surrounded them. He was the best father and best friend a daughter could ever ask for.  He was a wonderfully amazing grandfather with an enormous heart, who loved his grandchildren immensely.


Kenneth is survived by his oldest daughter Heather Douglas- Schrader { mother- Rosalie Douglas Horkan} and her husband Brian.  His beloved grandchildren Derek, Holden, Christian and Dominique.  He is also survived by his oldest son Kenneth L. Douglas Jr.{mother- Rosalie} and his daughter Madison Rose.  He also has a son and two daughters from subsequent marriages.  He is also survived by his brother William Douglas,{ Jeanie}nephew Elliot, and Elliot's son Carson.  Brother in Law and best friend, Frank Calabrese (sister -Lynda) their children Lisa Burger Decker, Merwin Burger Jr.,Tina Commerford, Crystal, Michael, Teri, Kenneth, Frank Jr.,Aaron, Brandon, Holly, Gillian, Sharon, Casey, and the late Charles Calabrese  and eight their eight grandchildren.  Also Merwin Burger Sr. former brother in law.  Beloved Niece Karen Rundall , best and beloved  friend Joe Avello of Florida.  He was predeceased by his beautiful,  loving sister and Irish twin.. Lynda Calabrese, and  his loving wife, Rosemary Gilnack Douglas, mother Glayds and father Kenneth. He also left behind his great friends whom felt like family Mike and A.J., Sam and Allen and Dave {chess champion}.

His life was one of hardship, accomplishments and eventually triumph.  He had a heart full of ingenuity and grace.  He will be greatly missed.


Services were held privately for the family and Kenneth was laid to rest in the Rhinebeck Cemetery.


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