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In Memoriam: Douglas Rosebrough

by | Sep 14, 2022

Douglas Rosebrough: May 5, 1957 – August 30, 2022

Doug Rosebrough, a pilot and resident of Davidson, NC died on August 30th at the age of 65. After 28 years battling with Parkinson’s disease, Doug’s body can now rest.

Doug is survived by his wife, Harriett Rosebrough; his children, Emily Jordon and Alison Rosebrough; his sister, Becky Rosebrough; and his grandchildren, Oliver and Isabelle Jordon.

Doug was born in Lubbock, TX to Charles and Olene Rosebrough. He attended the University of Alabama, graduating in 1980. He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant into the US Air Force that same day. During his time in university, he met his future wife, Harriett. Doug and Harriett married in 1983 and welcomed daughters Emily and Alison to complete their family.

After Doug’s honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1987, he continued his career as a pilot with USAir. He loved every day that he got to fly. In 1994, he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. He continued to fly until March 2002 when he voluntarily surrendered his wings. For the next 13 years, his focus was to volunteer in the community, as well as membership with the Davidson Lions Club.

Doug was a kid at heart. He loved traveling with his family, swimming, and waterskiing at the lake.  He loved to put on a firework show for the 4th of July, scare the neighborhood on Halloween, or just play cards with friends.

A service is scheduled for October 1, 2022 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

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