Douglas W Stern

Douglas W Stern passed into eternal rest on June 1, 2015, in Spokane, WA. Doug was born June 7, 1942, in Nelson, BC to Wilma and Bill Stern. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, living at their home in Clayton; daughter Jacquie Begemann, son Marc Stern, sister Karen (Bill) Murray; stepsons David Stern (Brenda), Spokane and Will Gunter (Sharon), Tiptonville, TN; grandchildren Olivia Towery, Ella Jane Stern, Keara Grantham, Margo Gunter, Zachary Stern, Jacob Stern and Ivy Stern; step grandchildren Shawna, Alicia and Branden; plus 9 great-grandchildren and nephews Dan Asterino and Bob Asterino. He was predeceased by his parents and stepson Bob Gunter. Doug had a love for electronics that brought him to SCC in Spokane from Nelson after high school. He traveled to Montreal, Canada to work at Marconi for a year, then did an extended road trip across the United States ending in California where he worked in Silicon Valley for a period of time. Doug’s love of the Pacific Northwest brought him back to Spokane where he found a career with American Sign & Indicator for 23 years in the engineering department. When AS&I closed their doors, Doug formed Stern Systems and enjoyed working with sports teams to upgrade their scoreboards for several years. Doug was an avid skier in his younger years and a bowler in later years. His true love was the farm and tending his garden where he spent countless hours planting, watering and weeding; winters would find him in his snowplow truck keeping things cleaned out around the farm. His wishes were for immediate cremation with no service or funeral. Doug will be missed by family and friends alike. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice in his memory.


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