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James A. Douglass


James A. “Butch” Douglass, 82, of Middletown, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Hershey Medical Center.

Born Tuesday, September 24, 1935 in Gallitzin, Pa., he was the son of the late Regis and Geraldine (Zerby) Douglass.

A veteran, Butch proudly served with the U.S. Army. He was a member and past commander of the Middletown American Legion Post 594 and was also a member of the Sons of The American Legion, Penbrook Squadron 730. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Defense for 36 years. Upon retirement, he became a course instructor with Russ Financial Schools where he taught for 17 years.

He was preceded in death by two children, Joan Borne and Patrick Douglass and two siblings, Jack and Thomas Douglass.

He will be lovingly missed by a daughter, Kathleen M. Huntzinger and husband Christopher, of Harrisburg; five siblings, Joan Martin, Marie Bartone, Robert, David and Bill Douglass; five grandchildren, Katherine and James Borne, Emalee, Sarah and Jack Douglass; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 280 North Race St., Middletown, PA 17057. There was a viewing held at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

A committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with full military honors.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Fager-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 208 North Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057; 717-944-7413.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Butch’s memory to the Middletown Food Bank, where several of his siblings volunteer.

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