Past Vice Commander Doug Kerr of Ohio’s Findlay Sail & Power Squadron/29 died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.
Doug joined United States Power Squadrons in 1974. He held many squadron and district leadership positions before serving as National Treasurer from 2000 to 2002. Doug earned 41 merit marks and held the grade of senior navigator.
Doug was born in Montreal, Canada, on Feb. 14, 1933. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer from McGill University in Montreal in 1955. According to Doug, “Jan. 25, 1957, was the best day of my life when I met the prettiest girl in the world, Marilyn.” They married on May 3, 1958.
They had four sons, Douglas (Cathy), Kenneth (Missy), Ronald (Kathy) and Andrew (Angie), and the family immigrated to Findlay, Ohio, in 1965. Doug went to work for Marathon Oil Company doing technical computer work. They became U.S. citizens a few years later.
In addition to his volunteer work with United States Power Squadrons, Doug also served on and chaired many community and industry groups, and was very active in his church.