Dou­glas Brady McGloth­lin, Sr.

Cecil Whig - - & -

Dou­glas Brady McGloth­lin, Sr., lover of fam­ily, in­dus­tri­ous busi­ness­man, and larger-thanlife per­son­al­ity, died at his home in Conowingo, on June 4. He was 81. Fol­low­ing an auto ac­ci­dent, which shat­tered his hip in mid-2014, his health had been in grad­ual de­cline.

Doug was born on Fe­bru­ary 15, 1935 in Conowingo, to his fa­ther, Brady McGloth­lin, a car­pen­ter, and his mother, Estella Gray­beal McGloth­lin, a homemaker. He at­tended grade school at the one-room Colora School House and was a mem­ber of the Ris­ing Sun High School Class of 1953. In 1951, Doug mar­ried Eli­nor Jean Copen­haver, and the two would re­main to­gether un­til her death in 2004.

In his early ca­reer, Doug spent 23 years with the Har­bisonWalker Re­frac­to­ries Com­pany, serv­ing in the po­si­tion of Pro­duc­tion Man­ager, over­see­ing the man­u­fac­ture of steel kiln bricks. Doug was a tire­less worker and life­long en­tre­pre­neur, and so in ad­di­tion to his work at the brick fac­tory, in off-hours, he pur­sued a range of busi­ness ven­tures, in­clud­ing real es­tate flip­ping, cat­tle trad­ing, and grow­ing Christ­mas trees, as well as es­tab­lish­ing and op­er­at­ing three com­mu­nity res­i­dence homes for dis­abled vet­er­ans.

In 1964, Doug and his wife, Jean, pur­chased and moved onto the Oc­toraro Hills farm prop­erty in Conowingo. His three chil­dren would even­tu­ally build their own homes on this prop­erty and raise their own fam­i­lies in close prox­im­ity to one another. Doug once re­marked that en­abling his fam­ily to live to­gether in a closeknit, shar­ing en­vi­ron­ment, which re­sulted in strong fam­ily bond­ing, was the proud­est ac­com­plish­ment of his life.

Doug com­mit­ted to real es­tate full-time in 1980, and over the next twenty years, he and his wife Jean en­joyed a fruit­ful and per­son­ally re­ward­ing ca­reer in real es­tate sales and de­vel­op­ment. The out­go­ing, gifted com­mu­ni­ca­tor Doug found his call­ing as an award-win­ning sales­man,


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