Douglas E. Kellogg
July 6, 2012

Douglas E. Kellogg, died peacefully in Wilder, Vermont on July 6, 2012. He was born August 16, 1919 in Katonah, New York; parents were Ethel (Green) and William Kellogg. He grew up in Katonah, NY.

In 1941, he graduated from Amherst College. His fondest memories were playing the clarinet and conducting his big band, The Lord Jeff Jesters. Upon graduation, Doug joined the Army and served in Panama, Alaska, Guatemala and Okinawa during World War II as a member of the signal corps. He served 22 years in the Army Reserves retiring as a Major.

Doug married Joan (Hill) of Freyburg, Maine in 1951. They lived in Connecticut and New Hampshire until her death in 2010. They raised four children, Linda Glover (Rob) of Morgan Hill, CA, Randolph of Washington, NH, Lisa (deceased), and Diane Forester (Jake) of Jamaica, VT. He is also survived by his brother, Robert of Middlebury, VT and four grandchildren, Katherine, Andrew, Oscar and Finley.

In 1959, he began a long career with Foredom Electric Company in Bethel, Connecticut. He became President, and renamed the company Blackstone Industries. He wrote a book in 1987 called "A Primer For Buying and Selling Small Manufacturing Companies."

Doug will be remembered for his wit and charm. He restored old things, built stonewalls, collected coins and stamps, carved canes and enjoyed walking in woods. He was a member of the AFS, on the Newtown Library Board, trustee of several companies and belonged to the ROMEO Club in Hanover, NH.

A celebration of his life will be in September. Burial will follow at Pine Knoll Cemetery in Hanover, NH. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Amherst College.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, NH.

 

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