Douglas Markle

Obituary of Douglas E. Markle

Douglas E. Markle, age 90, from Glen Gardner, NJ, passed awaypeacefully at home on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Douglas was born in New Village, NJ on May 30, 1930 to the late Douglas Markle and the late Adaline (nee Morley) Markle.

Douglas graduated in 1948 from Washington High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team.  He worked for Ingersoll Rand as a Steel Foundry Foreman for 38 years until retirement. Douglas shared 69 years of marriage with the love of his life, Shirley M. (nee Mayberry) Markle until her passing in July of 2019. They raised a beautiful family together. Douglas was a true family man.  He was a dedicated husband, adoring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  

Douglas was an avid sports fan and could often be found rooting on his favorite teams, the New York Jets and New York Mets. He liked playing a good round of golf, and after retirement, he and his wife were able to enjoy traveling to many states.

Douglas is survived by his daughters, Cathy Eberhart and her husband Mark, of Alpha, NJ, and Karen VanSolkema and her husband Art, of Washington, NJ; son, Donald Markle and his wife Rebecca, of Asbury NJ; sister, Patricia Markle of Washington, NJ; grandchildren, Douglas, Eric, Amy, Jessica, and Megan; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Avery, Rylee, Brynn, Camryn, Tanner, Lincoln, and Broderick.

Douglas is predeceased by his wife, Shirley; infant son, Douglas E. Markle, Jr.; parents, Douglas Markle and Adaline (nee Morley) Markle; brother, Robert Markle; sisters Ethel "Sis" (nee Markle) Toretta, and Veronica "Tootsie" (nee Markle) Mullikin.

All services will be held privately by Douglas’s family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Douglas’s name may be made to Hunterdon Hospice for the exceptional care that he received. Please Click Here to Donate

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