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Douglas Andrew Akin

April 15, 2019 03:03 pm

Douglas Andrew Akin passed away on April 13, 2019. Douglas was born on June 13, 1956 in Hudson, NY to the late Nancy Akin and Donald Akin. Douglas is pre-deceased by his mother Nancy Akin and step-daughter Cheryl Kohler. Surviving him is his loving wife Cathy Akin, father Donald Akin, daughter Jenna (Matthew) Tessitore, son Matthew Akin, step-daughter Sarah (Carl) Welch, step-son Joshua (Bobbi-Jean) Schrader, son in-law Brian Kohler, and his brothers Donald, Daniel, David, and Darrin Akin. The light of his life were his grandchildren Bryar, Hunter, Easton, Emma, Madelyn, Darren, and Jemma. Douglas graduated from Chatham High School in 1974 and attended the Culinary Institute of America. He joined the Chatham Fire Department in 1975 and was a lifelong member. Doug retired from the Hudson Correctional Facility in 2011. Doug was musically talented and enjoyed playing the drums. He spent many years as drummer and singer in the band Jarrod. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with his family and friends and traveling on golf outings. Doug knew how to make anyone laugh and will be remembered by his great sense of humor and kindness. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Calling hours will be on Thursday April 18, 2019 at French, Gifford, Preiter, and Blasl Funeral Home from 4-7. Funeral services will be Friday April 19, 2019 at 11am at the funeral home with a burial to follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Chatham Fire Department and Chatham Rescue Squad. Condolences may be conveyed at frenchblasl.com