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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Chambers, Douglas Reed

Age 75, of Oakmont, on December 27, 2018. Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Christine (Davis), their two sons, Ross (Ginny) and Reed (Jessica); Ross’s daughters, Anna and Abby, and Reed’s son, McCrae. Also surviving are Doug’s daughter, Robyn (Mick) Nichols and her sons, Liam and Travis; his son, Timothy, and his children; three brothers, Geoffrey (Jeanne), Bruce (Carol), and Rodney; and many nieces and nephews and their children. Born in Johnstown on Oct. 20, 1943, to the late J. William and Helen (Newman) Chambers, Doug was a 1962 graduate of Johnstown High School and a 1966 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. An accomplished athlete throughout his life, Doug played Little League baseball starting at age 9 in Johnstown and then in the Junior League in his teens. At age 15, he was the youngest ever to play in the All American Baseball Association (AABA), and in 1965, his junior year at Pitt, he was co-captain of the team that was the school’s first to play in an NCAA baseball championship tournament. The following year, Doug signed on as catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, but an early season injury ended his baseball career. His sports passion then became golf, which he played for 37 years at Longue Vue Club, Verona, where he won the club’s senior championship multiple times, and more importantly made many, many lifelong friends. Professionally, Doug started a career in 1966 in marketing with Pittsburgh National Bank and subsequently worked for Pittsburgh-area agencies, including his own with partner David Bear. In 2002, he joined the staff of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission as managing director. Doug considered the 14 years he spent at the Hero Fund, a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic foundation, as the pinnacle of his career. Doug’s efforts with the Commission, which included orchestrating its centennial observance in 2004, were carried out with “competence and grace,” according to Commission Chair Mark Laskow, “but we remember him for so much more than that. He was a wonderful man who holds a special place in the institutional memory of the Hero Fund and in the hearts of all of us who knew him.” Doug and Chris spent time every summer of their married life at the family compound in the Adirondack mountains where in 2013, Doug and his brother-in-law, Gene, completed construction of a new home. ‘Glenrock’ is his gift and legacy for the generations to come. Above all, Doug was a decent man, hard-working, dedicated to his family, and loyal to his friends, of which there is a multitude. Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. He was a member of St. Bede’s Catholic Church, 509 South Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh, where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place January 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. with Father Thomas J. Burke as celebrant. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, 436 Seventh Ave., Ste. 1101, Pittsburgh, PA 15219