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Douglas Schurmann

Douglas Schurmann

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09/26/13 08:46 AM #1    

John Surre

Doug and I went through Maywood Elementary, Junior High, and BHS together with many of our forever good friends. But it was many years after high school that we played golf together almost every weekend. We would go to Rockleigh, one of the Bergen County public courses and always arrive by 6:30 am to be assured we would get a starting time by 8:00 am. Imagine us as twenty something years old wanting to get up that early to hit a little white ball! Doug was just like 'Lefty", Phil Michaelson, who could hit them long and straight. We were addicted to golf, even driving up to Stamford, CT several weekends to meet Ken Gundling and play at the Hubbard Heights Golf Club. Tough course, especially Holes 1 and 10 in which you had to hit your tee shot over water while a gallery watched all golfers on these 2 holes. And Ken Gundling who was always accurate off the tee never hit his drive into the water. I don't recall if Doug ever duffed his drive, but I do recall losing a ball or two to the water!

We truly had fun golfing and made our friendship grow. With the birth of our first child, Wendy, born in November 1970, I asked Doug to be her Godfather. A photo of "Godfather" Doug taken in January 1971 as we celebrated Wendy's christening. At times it seems like only yesterday, but my little girl will celebrate her 43rd birthday in two months. Time passes and fond memories remain.

And I'm sure he's still hitting them long and straight!!

10/15/13 08:28 PM #2    

Robert Woodworth

Ken Gundling :  About twenty years ago Doug Schurmann called me up out of the blue. He said he was at the Marriott in Bethesda,Maryland and could we get together. That evening over a couple of scotches,we talked of our young years growing up in Maywood. Friends since kindergarten,we remembered stickball in the street with Woody,Rubey,Danny,and Charlie. We laughed at the time my mother asked Doug if he wanted to stay for dinner. As an eight- year old he was polite and said yes. I'm not sure if Doug had ever seen a large cow's tongue on a serving plate before,but I feel pretty sure he never saw one after. Every time after that he always asked first what was for dinner before accepting the invitation to stay. We played baseball and basketball together until high school graduation. He was always the tall first baseman/center-I was always the short infielder/guard. We talked of wives,kids and family. The evening ended late-we promised to keep in touch. Doug died not long after that. I have trouble remembering some things these days,but I remember:

Douglas Louis Christopher Schurmann: Born: September 17,1946/ Phone: Hubbard 7-4977

10/17/13 04:16 PM #3    

Robert Woodworth

Obituary: Douglas L.Schurmann,51, of Sparta,formerly of Maywood,died on November 10, 1997. Husband of Linda(Dick) Schurmann. Father of Bryan.Son of Natalie(Rovney) and the late Edward Schurmann. Brother of Edward and Bruce and uncle of his late niece, Deborah Schurmann. Before retiring,he was a  sales manager for Valio International,Parsippany. Previously,he worked for the Nestle Corp.,of Paramus,White Plains,N.Y., and Boston.He was a Navy veteran. Arrangements:Goble Funeral Home,Sparta with burial in Sparta Cemetery.

11/09/13 09:34 PM #4    

Robert Tracy

doug and i were  the best of friends during our childhood. Every friday night I was at his house to watch Leave It To Beaver !There is not a week or two  that he does not pop up in my dreams !!! 

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