Doug was born on July 26, 1929, in Phoenixville, PA. He was the son of Frank B. and Helen (Martin) Weiland. He had three older brothers (Frank, Donald, and Peter) and two younger sisters (Nancy Lanahan and Helen Rie Noble). Nancy is the only surviving sibling. Doug's father passed away when he was only 14 years old. He married Constance (Connie) Bevan on January 6, 1953, at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. In addition to his wife Connie and sister Nancy, other surviving family members include his two sons: Douglas Kimbel Weiland (wife: Chris McClatchy Weiland) and Thomas Joseph Weiland (wife: Lynn Padgett Weiland); six grandchildren: Sarah Skipper (husband: Jason), Kali Gignilliat (husband: Mathew), Kyle Weiland, Jessie Murdzak (husband: Mike), Katie Silvey (husband: Brian) and Dougie Weiland; and eight great grandchildren: (Haley Skipper, Maci Skipper, Garner Gignilliat, Owen Gignilliat, Jolie Weiland, Aeden Murdzak, Wyland Murdzak, and Bevan Silvey).
Douglas attended Phoenixville High School where he earned academic honors and played both varsity football and basketball. His high grades and skills on the football field earned him a scholarship at William and Mary University. After his freshman year at college, he changed his athletic focus from football to golfing where he subsequently served as captain of the golf team and record holder at the University golf course. He also excelled academically where he was elected as Vice President of the Student Government, selected as Student Assistant to the President, and ultimately earned a business degree with honors. After graduating college, he then went into officer training for the U.S. Army.
Doug served in the Army from November 1952 to April 1954. He completed officer training in the Signal Corp School at Fort Benning, Georgia and entered active service as a 2nd Lieutenant and Radio Intelligence Officer. He was then sent to Nuremburg, Germany for his tour of duty. Following their marriage at Camp Kilmer, Connie joined Doug in Germany. During his military service he earned the Army of Occupation Medal and the National Defense Medal. His oldest son, Douglas Kimbel, was born in Germany during his time abroad. The family returned to Phoenixville, PA when he was discharged.
After leaving the Army, Doug and his family built a home just outside Phoenixville where they lived from 1954 to 1970. His second son, Thomas Joseph, was born during this time. The Weiland family were active members of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Following his military service, Doug worked a variety of jobs until he subsequently went into the food brokerage business. He later started his own business and was very active in the National Food Brokers Association (now the Association of Sales & Marketing Companies) where he served as an officer and was even selected as Broker of the Year. The family moved to Ocean City, New Jersey in 1970 and Doug relocated his business office to Linwood, New Jersey. After the boys grew up and moved out, Doug and Connie moved to Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, from 2001 to 2023. Doug continued working as a food broker up until his early nineties.
Connie and Doug enjoyed seventy-one years together. They were very compatible and often inseparable. Connie helped Doug in the brokerage business, often assisting with food shows and demonstrations. They traveled almost everywhere together. Very few couples get to enjoy so many happy years of marriage.
Throughout his life Doug was an avid and accomplished golfer. He grew up golfing daily with his siblings and continued participating in the sport throughout his life. He loved the game, shared his enthusiasm with others, and always emphasized the importance of golf etiquette. Both on the golf course and off, he was a gentleman. Doug was even more passionate about his family. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Family vacations at the Poconos, Jersey Shore, and Hutchinson Island Florida were the highlights of his life. His family and friends will sincerely miss him.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Douglas
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home