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Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Douglas Clyde Myers passed away peacefully on the evening of Sept 19th, 2022, following a brief battle with cancer. He was preceeded in his death by his parents Clyde and Pauline Myers. Surviving is his lovely wife of 25 years Shelly; sister Pamela (Patrick) Hutson; children Lauren (Trey) Chitty, Stephanie (Joshua) Mitten, and Daniel (Stacy Klemme); and his five grandsons Cameron and Jonathan Chitty, Liam and Cason Mitten, and Ashton Myers-Little; in addition to his nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He made his grand entrance into this world on Feb 3rd of 1958 and placed into the arms of Clyde and Pauline on March 15th, 1958. He always said he with the biggest grin that he was the “luckiest boy in the world”. He took great pride in being a husband and father, and was over the moon when he was promoted to “Rock and Roll” Grandpa. He loved his trips to TN and FL to see his grandsons that live outside of Old Woo. Dad delivered humor, love, support, and sometimes a raised eyebrow to all of his friends and family.

His passion in all things genealogy was very important to him, finding his love of the theater whether being in the audience and/or bringing a character to life on the stage starting with the Pickle Barrel Players at the Methodist Church and later with the Wayne County Performing Arts Council (WaPAC); his and Shelly’s trips to Watkins Glen, NY to perform murder mystery dinner theater and enjoying all offered samples of fine wine in the Finger Lakes region; walking up and down freshly tilled fields searching for arrowheads; countless miles walking through his Beechwood Drive neighborhood, while passing under the buckeye trees to downtown. He never hesitated to stop and introduce his self, chat, and make a friend. He joined his parents in their interests of postcards of Wayne County courthouses, stamps, antiques, and adding to his stacks of books in his library.

Doug spent his time early on as a dispatcher and police officer in Wooster, and retired after 33 years of service as the Records Office for the Wooster Fire Division. After retirement he was able to give more of his time in becoming a docent and story teller on the behalf of the Wayne County Historical Society. His thirst for knowledge and history of Wayne County could never be satiated. He was a dedicated collector of coins and a proud member of the Wayne County Coin Club and serving as their Treasurer for 30+ years.

Despite the large loss of everything that he was and to everyone else in his life, we know exactly what he would say to pull us all through… “If this is the worst I have to face, then I’m in good shape”.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

We love you Old Man.

Visitation:

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

24 Comments

  1. Douglas, you were called many names… Douglas, Douglas C., Slim, Groucho, Sherlock, Santa Claus,… and most importantly,
    a life long best friend. I will miss you.
    Mike

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  2. “Dougy” you were a sweet soul and my memories of you in the Beechwood house were awesome! You tormented Pam and I any time you could and also came to our rescue when we ran out of gas while cruising the Wooster strip. You are loved and will be missed by so many! Fly high great man!
    Love you – Deb

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  3. Thanks for being part of my memories and many laughs we had. RIP friend

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  4. Doug my cousin I never knew until 4 years ago! You are a true and sweetest cousin! I wish I could have met you but phone calls and text messages plus mail was the best next thing!
    Rest In Peace! Hugs!!

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  5. Shelly and family: So sorry for your loss. You will need to remember all the good times you and Doug had.

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  6. Always with a smile on your face and a story to tell. Peace to you now, Doug.

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  7. We called you Sherlock for many years because of your “Sherlock Holmes” hat you wore while dispatching at the PD. It was good to see you not too long ago and say hi. You still bring smiles to many faces.

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  8. To Shelly- To the many lovely stories I have heard you tell of Doug to the heartfelt obituary; you have lost one amazing man. I am so sorry; your heart must be breaking. I pray you find the peace of mind and heart to cherish every wonderful memory.

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  9. Shelly and family – I so enjoyed performing with Doug in the murder mysteries in Wooster and in Watkin’s Glenn. I also was so glad when he would stop by the office at the Historical Society. We always had wonderful conversations and much laughter. I will really miss him and want you to know that I am keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.

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  10. You were one of a kind, and I always enjoyed running into you. It’s never easy to find someone who can be on the same page humor wise, but you and I laughed a lot, and the family seemed to have no idea what was going on when we took jokes further and further out. Thank you.

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  11. My memories of Doug go back to Parkview Elementary, especially to a time when we worked together on a report about Ireland. Although I can’t recall the report, I’ll never forget Douglas C.’s ever present smile and laugh as we put it together. May memories bring Doug’s family and friends comfort and peace.

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  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. Doug played Santa for our Christmas party for many years! The kids loved him so much! He also worked with my dad at the fire department and I have many memories of seeing him there and talking with him. Hugs and prayers to you all.

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  13. Tom and Barb Holmes. We are sorry we can’t attend tomorrow as we have company coming but wanted you to know how sad we were to hear about Doug. Tom knew him from his thirty years at Wooster Fire Dept..On my first day in the Records Dept. for the police and sheriff I was told someone wanted to meet me. I went to Dispatch and he held out his hand and said, “hello Holmes , I’m Sherlock!” We was Santa for years at our daughter’s Christmas parties and an excellent one! Whenever we saw him he made you feel like he was so happy to see you. We will miss him.

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  14. What a good guy to know. Unforgettable for sure. And going back as far as Parkview Elementary, he was the only grade schooler who used a middle initial. I liked that, Douglas C!

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  15. Shelly and Family
    Keith and I are so sorry for your loss. Doug always had a smile on his face. He was definitely one of a kind!!

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  16. Shelly, deepest sympathy to you and the family as well. Prayers are with you.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss, Shelly. Doug was quite an interesting man and one of a kind. I will always remember him from mysteries in Watkins Glen and at the Wooster Inn. Peace to all of your family.

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  18. Shelly,

    So sorry to hear of the death of Doug. We enjoyed him visiting our department on a regular basis. We often enjoyed some of his local history stories. He will be missed greatly.

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  19. Doug was part of the Parkview crew, some of the greatest kids ever to go through Wooster City Schools. It was always fun to see him later on around town. I am sorry for your loss.

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  20. Doug was part of the Parkview crew, some of the best kids to go through Wooster City Schools. It was always fun to run into him later in laugh and share memories or a great time at a great school. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  21. To all that knew the talented actor Doug Myers. This is not his final curtain call. May we all find laughter in the many memories we all share of Him.

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss. I hold your family in my prayer, and ask the lord to help you through this time of great need.

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  23. It is never easy to lose a beloved friend. I shared a loving friendship with Doug for 47 years. I watched his three wonderful kids grow up and become strong adults. I attended his wedding to his beautiful bride Shelly. Doug was a man who felt intensely the things he was interested in whether it was ghost hunting, family history or collecting mutant jelly beans. His grin and humor will be missed. Goodbye, Dear Friend. Linnea Studer Davis

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