Douglas G. DeWitt

July 12, 1942 ~ April 7, 2018 (age 75)
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Douglas George DeWitt of Chester, NY a retired New York City Police Officer died on April 7, 2018, at his residence.  He was 75 years of age.

The son of the late Ira & Lillian DeWitt he was born in New York City on July 12, 1942.

He was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served on the USS Scorpion (SSN-589) in 1962 and was a TMC (SS) when he left the Navy.

Douglas is survived by his daughters Theresa F Liguori and her husband Paul, Jacqueline DeWitt Jimenez and her husband Richard.  His six grandchildren Donovan J. Rock, Matthew Liguori, Dylan Liguori, Greer Liguori, Evan Liguori, Jade Liguori and Audrey Rock, along with one great-grandchild Elliot Joseph Rock.

A private viewing was held on April 9, 2018, at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.

Burial will Military Honors will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 12:00 Noon at Orange County Veterans Cemetery located at 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY 10924.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc, 3 Hudson Street, Chester, New York 10918.

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Set forth below is the Notice of Death as provided to the family by the shipmates of the USS Scorpion:

Forwarded by TANG Base POC {Charlie Key}

Subject:               Eternal Patrol Notice

Date:     Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:27:36 -0400

From:    USSVI Natl Office: Fred Borgmann

USSVI just received notification that the member listed below has gone on Eternal Patrol:


Date Died: 4/7/2018

Date Born: 7/12/1942

Bases: Tang and Long Island

Name: Dewitt, Douglas G

Next of Kin: Therese Liguori

Relationship: Daughter

Joined USSVI: 1965

Boats Served on SSN-589

BIO: Qualified in submarines on the USS Scorpion (SSN-589) in 1962 and was a TMC(SS) when he left the Navy.

His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.  Both you and any base he belonged to have access to this Eternal Patrol file using your USSVI Online Tools.  As you or the base learn more details about this shipmate, you can update his bio and obit fields.



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