In Memory

Douglas Harwood

HARWOOD, Douglas "Doug" Jay, passed away on January 11, 2023, age 78.  Douglas was welcomed into the arms of his Lord Jesus on January 11, 2023, after fighting a prolonged illness.  Doug was born in Bay City, MI on March 17, 1944, to Phyllis Dale (Mosher, Loree) Harwood and Joseph H. Loree.  Doug attended Bay City Handy High School.  In February of 1963, Doug entered the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and was stationed at Bergstrom Airforce Base in Texas.  He spent three years in the service.  He was assigned to the artillery battalion and was awarded the good conduct medal.  In 1970, Doug married his best friend Roberta 
"Bobbie" Kennedy, and shared 38 years with her before her death in 2008.  He later married Rose Gross of Saginaw, and spent 12 loving years together.  Doug was a tinkerer, and loved growing things and seeing the fruits of his labor.  His career was spent in the family business, working in home exteriors.  He was always looking for ways to improve on the process of applying aluminum siding, and invented his own cutters.  He is survived by his four children, Connie (Dee) Gaston, Bret (Susan) Harwood, Cori (Brian) Karas and Kelly (Matt) Pope; six step-children, Ervin (Phyllis) Piotrowski, Scott, Gregory, Aaron, Michelle and David Gross; five of his six brothers, Terry (Teresa) Loree, Richard (Bethany) Loree, Jack (Jean) Loree, Joseph Loree, and Larry Loree; sisters-in-law, Susan Kennedy and Sandra Heinz.  He will be missed by grandchildren, Zachary (Erica) Gaston, Katelyn (Andrew) Willett, Brianna Gaston, Alexandra Harwood, Simon Karas, Cassidy and Sydney Worley; many nieces and nephews and lifelong friend, Leroy Harvey.  
Cremation has taken place, and the family will hold a Celebration of Doug's life on July 2, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Bay City State Park, Pavillion 5 (3582 State Park Drive).
Source:  Cremation Society of Mid-MI (phone 989-892-1772).

Cremation Society of Mid-MI