Douglas S. French of Ormond Beach died on Tuesday, August 3, 201o. A memorial mass will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Doug was born in Buffalo, NY and raised in Elmira where he graduated from High School. After college he lived in Miami for 16 years. While there he was the advertising manager for Cities Service Oil Company and was also branch manager for Ryder Truck Rental. In Miami, he acquired his commercial Pilots license with an instrument rating.
Doug graduated from Florida State University and was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity as well as Gold Key Leadership honorary. He also served as chairman of men’s judiciary. He was on the varsity baseball team and played in the College World Series. Doug served as the president of the Miami-Dade Florida State University Alumni Association. In Ormond Beach he was a member of the FSU boasters club and a former member of the Lions Club. At the time of his death, Doug was employed by Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company. His position was that of Vice President of Business Development and Asset Management.
He had been with the Company for 23 years. Doug is survived by his wife, Elaine and two sons, D.J. and Ned (Sabrina), his brother Ron of Chicago and nieces, Debbie and Whitney and their daughters.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbrair Trail, Port Orange, 32128 or to a charity of your choice.
1:00PM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 600 S. Nova Road Ormond Beach, FL 32174 on August 7, 2010 (map/driving directions)