Douglas Frederick Twomey died July 3, 2019 of a massive stroke. He was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 1941. He was a hardworking and adventurous man. He lived fast and furious! During his life he was many things – an ironworker, student, teacher, businessman and truck driver. He never ceased learning. He was well read in many subjects and was surrounded by books his entire life. He was very interested in Philosophy and had a Master’s Degree in Political Science. He loved reading and studying about religion, bee keeping and astronomy. He paid close attention to today’s political current events. He was an active Democrat. He loved animals and children, in that order!

Doug served dutifully in Vietnam from January 1966 to January 1968. He was with the 1st Platoon, A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Armored Squadron, 17th Armored Calvary on the 101st Airborne Division.

He is survived by his wife, Sean, and her children Megan and Kyle, his brother Glen, his son Howard and his daughter Colleen; two granddaughters, Melisa Lodes and Allison Duncan, and four great-grandchildren.

We want to especially thank the Veteran’s Administration and Redwood Memorial Hospital for their compassion and hard work in the care of our husband/father/grandfather. His wish would be for you to go adopt an animal!

No services are planned. You may donate to a veteran’s group in Doug’s name.


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