Douglas's Story

PERRY - Douglas Vernon Hundley, 87, died October 15, 2014. He was the son of Ernest Stuart Hundley and Zela (Howard) Hundley, born in Danville, Virginia, on December 14, 1926.

He graduated from Burlington, North Carolina, High School and served in the Air Wing of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mathematical statistics and later did graduate work. Except for a short stint with industry, his entire career was with the Department of Defense, in which he worked with both the U.S. Army and Navy. He retired at the end of 1982 as Chief of Operations Research and Systems Analysis at the U.S. Defense Warfare Laboratories at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Maryland. He relocated to Perry, Maine, and while there, he served as selectman, school board member, on the board of the Passamaquoddy Water District, and as a director and trustee of the Calais Regional Hospital. "Although not a native, he was generally well-liked by everyone."--(one of his favorite quotations.)

He was a fellow of the American Statistical Association, member of the Biometrics Society, and the Operations Research Society of America. He was also a member of the Heritage Foundation. A Presbyterian most of his life, he joined the Perry Congregational Church upon coming to Perry, where he enjoyed singing with the choir.

A native of one of Southwest Virginia's mountainous agricultural communities, he continued his penchant for farming on a small scale by providing his family and friends with a wide assortment of fresh vegetables. When resting from his labors, he loved exploring the surrounding bays with his wife, Didi, in their boat.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie (Didi) Bishop Hundley, and a daughter, Carol, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He had one son, Stuart, who predeceased him. He is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Perry Congregational Church in Perry. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Doug's memory may be sent to the Perry Congregational Church, Perry, ME 04667, c/o. the Treasurer, for the Organ Maintenance Fund. Arrangements by Washington County Cremation Center.
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