Robert Douglas “Doug” Quimby
March 7, 1959 - July 6, 2023
Robert Douglas “Doug” Quimby died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at the age 64. He is a resident of Hockessin, DE.
Born in Wilmington, DE on March 7, 1959, he was the son of the late William and Janet (Gebhart) Quimby. Doug started his career at NVF and then spent 30+ years a Sartomer as a water treatment technician. His favorite job, however, was his part time job at Hockessin Hardware during his retirement years where he was affectionately known as the “candy man”. Doug would always crack jokes and make people smile. He loved to help others, even if he wasn’t asked, helping others always made him happy. Active in his faith, Doug was a member of St. John/Holy Angels R.C. Parish. He was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan, enjoyed taking walks, and taking care of his pool and yard. What Doug enjoyed and loved the most was his family, he always looked forward to hosting family and friends for dinner.
In addition to his parents, Doug is now reunited with his beloved dog, Holly. He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen A. Quimby; children, Escuss Street, IV, Ashley Quimby, Brittany Quimby, and Nicole Roberts and son-in-law, Jon; grandson, Escuss Street, V; and several extended family and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately at All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s name to St. John/Holy Angels Parish at the above address.