Doug passed away on July 28th. He was 70 years old. He's survived by his wife, Paula, and sons John (Katherien) and Daniel (Robyn). He was preceded in death by his sister, Roberta. Doug was born in Oxnard, CA on January 1, 1944. He was raised in Agnew Village (Santa Clara). He graduated from Santa Clara High School and San Jose State with a degree in Political Science. He worked two years for the City of Saratoga and he worked nearly 30 years for the City of Fremont, retiring as Deputy City Manager in 1999. Doug was passionate about jazz, Latin music, stride piano and songs from the 1920-1960s. He played the guitar and piano. He was a curious man, read voraciously, and had a terrific sense of humor. He loved a good conversation, engaging in the give and take of ideas and was known as a punster. Doug was happiest when talking with his sons, each of them telling great stories, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug's name to the Alameda County Library Foundation, 2450 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 or by email at www.aclf.org There will be a get together at the family home, starting at 1:00 on Saturday, Aug. 2nd. Family and friends are invited.

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  1. Doug was my first boss at the City of Fremont and did much to help me get acclimated in the few months we worked together before he retired. He was a wonderful mentor; nothing seemed to faze him, and he always had time to help me think through whatever gnarly situation I brought to him.
    Among Doug’s many accomplishments with the City was his management of the upgrade of the City’s cable network to a fiber optic system in the mid-1990’s, a complicated but ultimately extremely successful project that put Fremont on the national map as an early test-bed for various broadband technologies.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about the most wonderful man I have ever known. He will be missed…my thoughts and prayers are with you Paula and both the boys. He was a man with the greatest outlook in life that I have ever known and my boss for almost 20 years.

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  3. I’m sorry Doug is gone from us. He tolerated me with the patience of a saint for many years! He was one of my favorite people and I’ve often cited him as an example of someone who conducted himself with grace in the face of daunting illness. He was very special.

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  4. With my entry into City government, Doug was a great friend and mentor. He was intelligent and thoughtful, something we need a lot of today. I lost touch with Doug with my career and finally found where I could share my memories with friends and relatives. Rest in peace and God bless his family.

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