In Memory

Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett

Douglas “Doug”, Born January 16th, 1953 was a native Californian, who was caring and thoughtful with a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh that made you smile. He was an avid collector of many things especially Antique radios. Fiercely loving and dedicated to his wife, children, extended family and friends. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly March 26, 2021. Doug was blessed to maintain a career in water filtration that spanned 50 years and started alongside his father, Bob, and was considered an expert in his field. Doug loved cooking for his Wife and Children, was a high school athlete and loved to watch and follow his favorite sports teams. Doug loved going to the mountains and spending time at the sea, enjoying a walk on the shore and beachcombing for hidden treasures. The simple pleasures in life brought him the greatest joy. He was the ultimate self-taught do-it yourself handy man and he had the uncanny ability to fix anything. He loved to tinker and could always be found in his man cave working on something. Doug was restoring a ‘56 Nomad, a car he had while in high school. The car was nearly complete. The family plans to ride with his ashes in his dream car as soon as the project is finished. Doug’s generous, loving spirit will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Doug was a loving husband of 31 years, proud father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Sandy; his children, Colin Bennett (Amy), Brian Bennett (Megan) and Mary Vera (Lucio); Grandchildren, Colin Jr., Cole, Owen, Elsie, Victor and Lena. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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03/29/21 11:10 AM #3    

Pete Murphy

Yes so sad. I played a lot of baseball wth Doug and as teammates there is always a special bond. He always had an easygoing way about him with a big smile and a positive attitude (not to mention a big left handed curveball smiley).  We had a good visit during the 40th and for that I am very grateful.  Thanks for all the great memories Doug!

Pete Murphy

03/29/21 11:33 AM #4    

Steve Grady

So sad to hear about another classmate passing so early. Doug was always a happy and funny guy.  My condolences to his family.

Steve Grady






03/29/21 12:01 PM #5    

Terry Lustenberger (Exner)

I am really sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

03/29/21 01:47 PM #6    

Erol Kilki

I join in to add my sadness at Doug's passing. We knew each other well and played sports together, especially basketball. I remember winning the 3 man basketball tournament in our senior year and have included a picture of the plaque that was awarded to us from my "high school bookshelf". I also remember playing with him in the Seniors - Teachers game as well. A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of visiting with Doug to talk about the "good old days". It was fun and I'm glad I had that chance. Best wishes to his family.

03/29/21 06:12 PM #7    

Suzi Snyder (Hertel)

I am so saddened to learn of Doug's passing.  Even in elementary school, he was always thinking of something clever or funny to do, and enjoying all the results.  My deepest condolences to his family.

03/30/21 01:12 AM #8    

Ellyn Kopel (Daugherty)

So Sad ... Doug was such a gentle, sweet soul. He was the first boy I ever kissed.  Waiting for the bus at Meadows Elementary in 5th grade. We were going steady.  Didn't hang out much in high school but he was just as sweet when I chatted with him at one of the reunions. Sorry for all that loved him.


03/30/21 01:42 PM #9    

Mike McNamara

I didn't have any classes with Doug Bennet. I do remember him as being an active guy, smart and friendly. prayers for his family in this trying time. 

03/31/21 12:53 PM #10    

Dan Rosenbledt

Doug was a very good friend of mine.He was a groomsman in my wedding, we played ball together, travelled in a group,and worked in the supermarket business.Doug overcame many childhood adversities and transformed his body,took over his Dads business,became a successful Real Estate Investor, married and raised a family.

The day he died, I was looking at a photo of him, in his early twenties, and I had not looked at or seen a photo of him for over 20 years. It has left quite an impression, one that I will cherish for my remaining time here in this dimension.

The passing of loved ones is a constant reminder of our own mortality and that life is truly short.

04/03/21 12:26 PM #11    

Kevin Dunne

I played baseball with Doug for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed baffling

opposing batters with his crafty lefty sidearm delivery. He always had a 

positive attitude with a friendly smile. So sorry to hear about his passing.

04/03/21 04:01 PM #12    

Tom McQuinn

Have known Doug since the days of little league. We became close back in the 80's when we lived just a couple miles from each other. We did many things together, from hanging out at the local watering hole to attending sports events. Great memories and lots of fun.

Had the distinction of introducing Doug to his 2nd wife Sandy. They have been in love and inseparable for over 30 yrs.  This loss came way too soon.  

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