James "Doug" Posey, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, turning 78 years old that day.
Born in Elmhurst, IL, Doug was the son of the late Thomas H. and Jane (nee Vaughn) Posey, Jr.
As a 1960 graduate of York High School in Elmhurst, Doug enjoyed gymnastics with teammates and other school mates who became his important lifelong friends. He continued gymnastics in college while furthering his education. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and earned a Master's Degree in Economics both at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Doug served as a member of the United States Army Reserves. He was Sales and Market Manager for Seaman Paper Company until his retirement in 2008. Doug continued to work with Seaman Paper Company until 2015.
Being of strong religious faith, he and Christine attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Washington. Doug enjoyed traveling and was an avid tennis player who loved being with people and surrounded himself with family and friends.
Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Christine (nee Tomaj) Posey. He is the dear father of Erin Angelica Vaughn Posey of Fort Washington.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date this year. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of James Doug Posey to Abington Health Foundation / Jefferson Health Hospice at Warminster, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 or online at www.give.abingtonhealth.org/hospice
I had the good fortune to play tennis with Doug for the last 3 years. I am 57 and he was an inspiration to be as energetic and fit as he was. He always had a smile and made me feel welcome when he introduced me to his other tennis playing friends. I will miss you Doug and hope you are saving a court for me in heaven.
Neil Goldstein on
Jul 10, 2020
Doug Boy, I will miss you dearly, as we have sparred on the Tennis court for 30 years. we have prayed together, we have laughed together, we have traveled together, but most we have tried to add a little humor and a little levity to this somewhat imperfect world. You leave us now, but your spirit will always touch those around us and near out hearts. rest in peace, my good friend, and know that we are all a good deal better just knowing your face and listening to your words.
Ed Foy on
Jul 9, 2020
Doug was a true gentleman in every way and I will miss his conversation, wit, and laughter.
Jun 29, 2020
Doug's life was one well-lived and rich in lasting memories. Christine and Erin, hold on to the many wonderful memories you shared with him. May these help you both find comfort as you heal from your grief. With heartfelt sympathy, Charles and bridget irons
Georgina Chin on
Jun 26, 2020
Dear Erin and Chris, We are so sorry for your loss. Doug is in a better place now without pain. Our fondest memory of him was when we came to Chinatown and had lunch with you two. He always had such a great sense of humor and was truly interested in all we had to say. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Our deepest condolences go out to you. The Chins
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