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Chesley M Douglas
1929-March 16, 2024
Palo Alto, United States

Chesley M. Douglas Jr.

August 1929 – March 2024

Resident of Palo Alto

A native of San Jose, Chesley calmly stopped living while residing for the last 3 ½ months in a Menlo Park care home. The cause of his demise was dementia, which he had for the past 3 years.

He was a special kind of a husband, married 68 years to Shirley Allen. A Father to two boys, Chesley III and Rawley, he supported them always in sports and all endeavors. He was a grandfather to four and great grandfather to two boys!

A man of multitudes of collections and interests. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and San Jose State. He loved San Jose State and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Palo Alto Rotary of which he was past president, as well as the alumni association of SAE. A “Blue Blazer” while belonging to the Spartan Foundation, and a director for Order of Sparta. While in college at SJSU, he was captain of the water polo & swim teams as a freshman to his senior year (1949-1952), he also was on the Sun Valley Ski Patrol in 50’s. The boys took an interest in Boy Scouts, Chesley became an Assistant Scoutmaster for five years. Traveling was one of his favorite hobbies, after a banking career with Wells Fargo of 38 years. He was prompted to become the collaborator of the Neighbors Abroad kiosk in front of Palo Alto city hall. He was active in tennis, skiing, backpacking, collecting beer cans, green bottles, old helmets, hats, and stamps. He was a special man and left the world a better place because of his deeds, activities, and actions.

The family tribute and celebration of his life is planned for April 13, he will be interned at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

If desired, donations may be made to San Jose State Water Polo, Palo Alto Rotary Club or Boy Scouts of America.

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From Neighbors Abroad
April 17, 2024
We at Neighbors Abroad have always appreciated his support. The Sister Cities sign stands in tribute!

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