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Douglas D. Duffield

Douglas D. Duffield, age 72, of Saint Marys, OH and formerly of New Paris, OH passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH.  He was born January 23, 1948 in Richmond, IN to the late Junior and Juanita Duffield.  Doug retired in 1992 from Belden Wire and Cable of Richmond, IN to follow his wife in the ministry.  He then served as a housing coordinator for various United Methodist Missions including Upshur County Parish House and Crosslines in Buckhannon, WV.  He enjoyed woodworking, working with stained glass, hand carving and attending his “bored” meetings at Otterbein Senior Living Community.  Doug never knew a stranger, he was kind hearted, generous and would lend a hand to anyone in need.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son Jason Duffield. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Duffield of Saint Marys, OH; daughter-in-law Silvana Duffield of Brazil; nephew (like a son) David (Jennifer) Showalter and children Riley and Tara; daughter Jennifer (Arno) Springer of North Carolina; son Jeremy (Jennifer) Duffield of Plain City, OH; grandchildren: Marcos Anjos, Thalia and Tamara Duffield, A.J.and Sierra Springer, Madison and Andrew Duffield; brothers Dennis (Gayle) Duffield of Watauga, TX and Randy (Barbara) Duffield of New Paris, OH.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a private memorial service with a public livestream of the service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 18, 2020.  Please visit the funeral home website at  www.gsbfuneralhome.com, click on Doug’s obituary page and then view webcast to view the livestream of the service.  Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.

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lecua ken Sep 20 2022 6:02 PM

Sorry I didn't post earlier. We grew up not far from each other and used to work together for different farmers in the area. I always enjoyed my time with him. We used to joke around a lot and had a lot of fun together. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and your loss.

George Duffield Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

My first knowledge of Doug was when we were in elementary school in New Paris. I remember seeing him on the playground and thinking he was the cutest boy in the school. When I mentioned him to my parents I learned that he was my cousin! It wasnt until I began driving my parents back to Ohio (we moved to Alabama in 1959) in their later years that I finally met Doug again. My parents always stopped to visit his parents, Junior and Juanita, on every Ohio trip. What a treat it was to meet the grown-up Doug. He even served as a pall bearer at my mothers funeral in New Paris. He was a good man. May he Rest In Peace.

Malenna (Ashenfelter) Sumrall Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Dougie mostly from when I lived in Louisville with Grandma & Grandpa LeMay. He was going to college and lived upstairs at their house. Any day he was there I was up there . He taught me how to play Chinese checkers and we played a lot that summer. He always made me laugh. Denny, Carol, Jennifer, Jeremy and families so sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories. Love to all.

Karen Flynn Lucas Jul 19 2020 12:00 AM

Don't even know where to start. Love this whole family. Wish we could have kept in closer contact through the years. Dougie as I knew him as a kid always was ready with a joke of some kind seemed very happy as a young man. Always showed Very much respect and love for his family. I knew he will truly be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for the whole family.

Jerry Flynn Jul 18 2020 12:00 AM

Randy we are so sorry for your loss, sending prayers for your family.

Walt &Deanna Heaston Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Randy, Deepest condolences to you and your family. Love and prayers for you all. If you guys need anything please just let me know. So very sorry for your loss!

Donna Fuller Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Duffield

Donna Fuller Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Carol and family, So very sorry for your loss. Doug was one of my very best friends and a great guy. I have many fond memories of us at Tech School Louisville, working together at Eagle Machine, and eating White Castles after our late shift at work. Our deepest sympathies to you all in this time of loss. May God bless you and ease your suffering.

Russ and Maureen Johnson Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt sorrow. May God bless you with peace. Dallas and Linda Peyton

Dallas Peyton Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

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