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John Doxsey

John Douglas "Doug" Doxsey

Sunday, January 27th, 1952 - Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Obituary

John Douglas “Doug” Doxsey, 68, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2020, in Milwaukee, following a short illness.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Doug was raised in Cleveland Heights. In high school, he was active in sports and spent hours tinkering with a beloved Mustang sports car. Doug then attended Carnegie-Mellon University, where he participated in a 5-year program, culminating in a Masters degree in Public Administration.

Following his time at Carnegie-Mellon, Doug moved briefly to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where he worked in public administration. Doug quickly relocated to Ironwood, Michigan, a place where he established roots and developed long and enduring friendships. He loved being a part of a small community, surrounded by the beauty of the Upper Peninsula. Doug had an independent spirit and held a variety of jobs, including a roto-tilling business. Most recently, he was particularly fond of his volunteer effort at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. He was an avid gardener and took great pride in his lilies. Over the years he played community softball and dart-ball. Doug was a life-long and enthusiastic fan of the Cleveland sports teams.

Doug was the middle child of five siblings, in a close and supportive family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodger.

Doug is survived by sisters, Martha, Virginia, and Mary Lou; two nieces, two nephews, and a young grand-nephew.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Doug’s name to The Historic Ironwood Theatre, 113 E. Aurora St., Ironwood MI, 49938.

A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 Pandemc.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Doug's legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.
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howard glazer m.d.

Posted at 03:44pm
Just saw that Doug had passed away in March 2020.Doug was always in my P.E. classes at Cleveland Heights High School.While I used to think I was in better shape than most, because I played football, Doug would always beat me in any race, or feat of strength.He was also smart and very understated.A good guy.Rest in peace.
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Edward Schmitz

Posted at 02:14pm
I went to school with Doug at Carnegie Mellon University. He was a great person back then, very low key. I lost touch with him shortly after we graduated.

This week we had a video reunion of our class on Zoom. He was the only one that we had no information on. This was a very sad way to find him again.
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Jon Nehlsen

Posted at 10:52pm
Sadly I never knew Doug but I work at Carnegie Mellon where he went to school and just last week was looking for his contact information to invite him to a virtual meeting for his Carnegie Mellon class. My sincere condolences to Doug's family.

Jon Nehlsen
Associate Dean
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
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