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This memorial website was created in memory my big brother, Doug Kitchener.

Posted by Ellen Marchessault on 21st February 2019
FYI: There will be a memorial service for Doug on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the Adelphi Bible Baptist church at 8510 Riggs Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783. Doug was not a member of any particular church, but he had been taking Mom to services at Riderwood which were lead by Rev. James Lyons, who conducted Mom's funeral service, so Rev. Lyons agreed to perform this service for Doug at his own church.
Posted by Russ Panneton on 19th February 2019
Doug was my best friend through high school and the one person with whom I stayed in contact after I left the Maryland area. One memorable trip he took was to visit me in Germany while I was stationed there; from near Nuremberg, we drove to Le Mans, France, to attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. We camped inside the track and it was awesome! We also once took a trip together to Lime Rock, CT, to attend another car race. And there were a few epic times we enjoyed together in Shawneeland, too. Doug helped me build my first muscle car, a 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS. We swapped transmissions, rebuilt the engine and turned the old, tired car into quite a runner. I couldn't have done it without his help. You can tell that we were both car guys! Much later on, Doug helped me move my Mom into assisted living. Over and over he showed what a good friend he was. I count myself lucky to have had him as my friend.
Posted by Ellen Marchessault on 9th February 2019
Doug was born on Feb. 22, 1950. He lived at 10105 Gardiner Avenue for the first 11 years of his life before we moved to 907 Venice Drive in August of 1961 and transferred from McKenny Hills school to Jackson Road. Doug graduated from Springbrook High School in 1968. He was ALWAYS passionate about cars; those early years when we drove on family vacations to Minnesota (where Mom's two sisters and five of our cousins lived), he kept close track of which kinds of cars we saw. Doug passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 22, 2019 from cancer. He had started chemo and radiation treatments, but apparently the cancer was caught too late. Two of Doug's favorite institutions were those listed below. If you are interested in making a memorial donation in Doug's memory, here are links to organizations you might consider: WBJC—Classical Music Station (Baltimore): http://www.wbjc.com/support-wbjc Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.): https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

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