Douglas Edward Hibbard

October 2, 1944 - May 6, 2023
Douglas Edward Hibbard

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Douglas Edward Hibbard, age 78, of Wesley Chapel, FL, passed away after a long battle with dementia on May 6, 2023 in New Port Richey FL hospice. Doug was born in Medina, NY on October 2, 1944. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Joan (nee Riemer); daughters, Amy (William) Sturgis of Rochester, NY, and Lisa (Kevin) Martin of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Henry, Charles, Philip and, Catherine Davignon, and Riley McGaughey; step-grandchildren, Hannah and Ryan Martin. Also surviving are his much loved sister, Shirley Hale of Lockport, NY; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Frances Hibbard of Medina, NY, and sister, Barbara (David) Craddock of Huntsville, AL. Doug graduated in 1963 from Medina High School, then worked for Sherwin Williams Paint Company and ended his 25 year working career with Armstrong Pumps LTD of North Tonawanda NY. Retiring to Tampa, FL in 1993, Doug spent his time volunteering at a local hospital and the Florida Aquarium. He also served on numerous community organizations both in New Port Richey and Wesley Chapel. He so enjoyed assisting his neighbors with any help needed. In keeping with Doug’s wishes, the family will disperse his ashes into the Gulf of Mexico as he so enjoyed the beach, shore birds, and sunsets. After such a struggle, he is now feeling comfort from our heavenly Father. Any donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his name. Please share your memories on this website.

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  • May 11, 2023
    Brenda Bass says:
    Uncle Doug - big dog as I called him - was such a fun person to be around. He was greatly loved by our family and will be missed by many. May the happy memories help ease the sadness we feel with his loss. Rest well Uncle Doug. We know you will be smiling down on us. Love from Brenda & Don

  • May 10, 2023
    Brenda Vredenburg says:
    … such a joyfilled and happy soul bringing big smiles to all those who knew and loved him! May Doug Rest in Peace and fly high. …we send our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy to Carol and his family. Love, Jeff and Brenda

  • May 10, 2023
    Linda Warne says:
    Uncle Doug was such a fun addition to the family. He will be greatly missed but, continuously loved.

  • May 10, 2023
    Jeanne Quintern says:
    I will always remember Uncle Doug as a kind and loving man. His smile and laugh were infectious. From times when I was little in NY to visits in Florida with my parents , Uncle Doug and Aunt Carol were the sweetest couple and it was always #1 on our list to make time to visit. (Uncle Doug even helped us get our first tickets to Yankees spring training to see a young Derek Jeter...! )My love and prayers go to Aunt Carol, Amy, Lisa, Shirley and all the family. I know he will always be with you.❤️