Douglass S. Greenleaf, 53

Douglass Greenleaf

Douglass Greenleaf

PORTLAND — Douglass S. Greenleaf, 53, of Bethel, passed away suddenly at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 11. 2016.

He was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on Dec. 15, 1962, the son of Eldon and Ann (Douglass) Greenleaf.

Doug was a lifetime resident of Bethel. He attended local schools and graduated from Telstar High School in 1981.

He worked for his family at the Greenleaf Funeral Home for most of his childhood and during high school. Then after he graduated he worked as a mechanic, then as a master burner technician. Doug was a hard- working, educated man who dedicated his skills to Brooks Bros. and Community Energy.

Even though Doug was an avid Patriots fan, he was happy to see Peyton Manning retire with a win. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and cheering for his favorite driver, Gordon. Doug raced the ‘07 stock car at Oxford Plains Speedway for several years with his brother Nate always by his side. He took pleasure in going on adventures with his best friend Ricky, and cruising on his Harley with his friend Mark. One of his most prized possessions was his Mustang.

Doug was a wonderful dad and loved spending time with his two girls. They loved going to camp to watch scary movies, going to the drive-in, taking his youngest daughter Kayla to the races and joining his oldest daughter Leora for midnight movie premiers. Doug’s most cherished moment was being able meet and hold his beautiful granddaughter, Sadie.

Doug was predeceased by his father, Eldon, of Bethel. He is survived by his mother, Ann, of Bethel; two brothers, Nathan and his wife Sandra of Stow, and Nathanael of South Paris; Carla Jacobson Home; two daughters, Leora of Bethel, and Kayla and her husband Anthony, and their daughter Sadie of Lovell; two nephews, Josh of Texas, and Bowen of Stow. Doug also left behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Doug’s visiting hours will be held Friday, March 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Greenleaf Chapel, 37 Vernon Street, Bethel. His memorial service will be held Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m., at the Methodist Church in Bethel, with a reception following downstairs.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations in memory of Doug may be made to: Oxford County Special Olympics, c/o Pam Lovely, Key Bank, 369 Main Street, Norway, ME 04268.


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