E. Douglas Card, 85, of 45 Maltby St., died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in his dwelling. He was born June 5, 1937, to the late Earl Stephen and Beulah Starkweather Card.
Before Doug’s graduation from Chautauqua Higher University in 1955, he experienced an adventurous upbringing. He expended 12 decades at Corpus Christi Texas, in close proximity to the major naval air station in the United States, the place his father was stationed. On his return to Chautauqua, he became lively in college student council, athletics, and Boy Scouts. He was happy to have been picked to Order of the Arrow, a exclusive honor for exceptional scouts. This authorized him to boost on Camp Mertz’s campsites and trails.
In 1970, he graduated from Jamestown Neighborhood University. He finished further coursework in labor management as a result of several other universities, including Cornell, Penn Condition, and Buffalo State. Doug labored his way by means of university at different fuel stations in the region, all of which have since absent out of organization.
In the summer of 1954, Doug worked in freeway development, rebuilding bridges and culverts, on Route 5 and among Dunkirk and Barcelona. When he returned to Jamestown, he started function at MRC.
Doug married Dolores Jean Fessenden on Feb. 1, 1958.
In 1961, Doug was employed by the Board of Community Utilities, Electric Division, in which he served as electric powered meter foreman from 1973-95. His relatives is particularly happy of his accomplishments as a labor chief and advocate. He began this operate as constitution officer in the Jamestown device IBEW 1124, where he served to negotiate the initially bargaining settlement beneath the New York State Community Employees Relations Act with the Metropolis of Jamestown. He was elected president of the Jamestown Area AFL-CIO in 1983 and served until eventually retiring in 1995. He was energetic in lobbying Washington and Albany the place he fought to increase economic problems in Jamestown. He also fought to create ALCOSH, an group that qualified and educated employees and professionals in worker basic safety, which was pretty a lot wanted at the time. Doug initiated the George Ritzer Once-a-year Labor Award, which is given every calendar year to an superb labor leader from the Jamestown area.
Finally, Dough was a member of the adhering to Vikings, Moose, and Eagles. He served on the board of directors of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, on the board of administrators of Foods on Wheels, and was lively in the metropolis and county Democratic Bash. In retirement he belonged to Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. He savored hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling and the computer system.
In addition to his wife of 64 many years, Dolores Fessenden Card, he is survived by his 4 little ones: Cheryl Card (Peter Lampke) of South Salem, N.Y., Douglas William Card of Buffalo, N.Y., Darrell Card (Deborah) of Chalfont, Pa., and Christine Card (Robert Hofgren) of Rochester, N.Y. and by his five grandchildren: Douglas William Card II, Miranda Card Lampke, Shelby Card, Sean Card and Nathan Hofgren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral House the place buddies will be obtained from midday- 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Donations could be built to the James Prendergast Library at www.prendergast library.org/aid
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