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E. Douglas Card

E. Douglas Card, 85, of 45 Maltby Street, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home. He was born on his June 5, 1937, to the late Earl Stephen and Beulah Stark Weathercard.

Doug had an adventurous education until he graduated from Chautauqua High School in 1955. He spent his 12 years in Corpus Christi, Texas, near the largest US naval air station where his father was stationed. Back in Chautauqua, he became active in student council, track and field, and the Boy Scouts. He was proud to have been selected for the Order of Arrows, a special honor bestowed upon outstanding Scouts. This allowed him to improve Camp He Merz campgrounds and trails.

Graduated from Jamestown Community College in 1970. He has completed additional courses in Labor Management at many other colleges including Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, and Buffalo State University. By the time Doug finished school, he worked at various gas stations in the area, all of which have since closed.

In the summer of 1954, Doug worked on the construction of Route 5 and the motorway between Dunkirk and Barcelona, ​​as well as the reconstruction of bridges and culverts. When he returned to Jamestown, he started working for the MRC.

Doug married Dolores Jan Fessenden on February 1, 1958.

In 1961, Doug was hired by the Public Utilities Commission’s Electricity Division, where he served as Chief of Electricity Meters from 1973 to 1995. His family is especially proud of his achievements as a labor leader and advocate. He began this work as the Jamestown Unit’s charter officer for his IBEW 1124, assisting in negotiating the first negotiating agreement with the City of Jamestown under the New York Civil Service Relations Act. He was elected President of the Jamestown Area AFL-CIO in his 1983, a position he served until his retirement in 1995. He actively lobbied Washington and Albany and fought to improve Jamestown’s economic situation. He also fought to found He ALCOSH, an organization to train and educate workers and managers on worker safety, which was much needed at the time. Doug founded the George Litzer Annual Labor Awards. This award is given annually to outstanding labor leaders in the Jamestown area.

Finally, Dough was a member of the upcoming Vikings, Moose, and Eagles. He served on the board of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, on the board of Meals on Wheels, and was active in the city and county Democratic Party. After his retirement, he was affiliated with the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, and computers.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, Dolores Fessendencard, he has four children. , and his Christine Card (Robert Hofgren) of Rochester, New York. His five grandchildren: Douglas William Card II, Miranda Card Lampke, Shelby Card, Sean Card and Nathan Hofgren.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday at the Lind Funeral Home, where friends will be there from noon to 2:00 pm Sunday. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery.

You can donate to the James Prendergast Library at www.prendergast library.org/support.

You can leave your condolences at www.lindfuneralhome.com.

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