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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.


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19 Condolences for Robert Douglas “Doug” Quimby

  • Dear Ellen, Ashley, Brittany, Nicole,Michael, Rick,Paul, Tracy and Denise,
    Prayers, Love and Hugs to ALL of you at this time.
    I will always cherish the childhood memories of roller skating, hula hooping, playing tag and hide and seek in Harmony Hills. Some of my best childhood memories ever. xoxoxo 🙂
    Doug, I will forever remember your gracious hospitality and hanging out with you watching Lady GaGa in “A STAR IS BORN.” I always think of you when I make my strawberry spinach salad that you taught me to make. I would never think that strawberries and Vidalia onions would taste so good together. I will miss your text messages of the jokes you would send and I will Forever think of you when I am on my hands and knees scrubbing floors…because that’s what WE you would say ” It’s pine sol baby.” Oh, Dougy, my dear cousin..RIP…you were so LOVED BY ME!!!. Love Claire Helene and Ed too!!!!

  • Prayers and love go out to the family. Doug will be so sorely missed. I worked with Doug for about 35 years 11 at NVF , and almost 25 at Sartomer.
    He always remembered my birthday !
    We had some good times together, heavy hearted with love, Greg(Ollie)

  • To to the entire Quimby family my heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time May you find comfort in the precious memories.

  • So sorry for you loss, praying for you and your family.

  • Dear Ellen and family,
    Sending you prayers for healing and hugs for comfort during this most difficult time.
    Rest in peace, dear Doug.
    I, for one, will miss your wonderful and delicious contributions to our book club.


  • So sorry to hear this.
    Doug always had time for people and always was a happy person.
    Doug and his family are in my prayers. We lost a good man.
    God bless him and his family.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Ellen and the kids. I worked with Doug for 7yrs at Sartomer. He always had a joke and made me laugh even when he got irritated! He was a great guy and will be missed by all those that knew him. God bless.

  • Dear Ellen and Family, sending our sincere condolences and prayers to all of you at this time of sorrow. Doug was such a great guy, always quick with a joke, and trying to challenge me with a recipe that he made! Doug worked with both Harvey and I for his entire tenure at Sartomer. He will definitely be missed. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family.

  • My sincere condolences to family especially Brittany. Prayer and hugs❤🙏💐

  • I am so very sorry for your loss he was a great man. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. I would see the both of you walking at Delcastle Recreation in the morning. Prayers for all during this difficult time!

  • Harold Hokanson.
    I am very sorry for the loss of Doug. We worked together hand and hand. Always made me laugh . Never forgot all my family’s birthdays . Always helped me with my computer skills which I did not have, Jokingly he would always say, No Way!!! Doug invited me for dinner with his family , we were going to an event for work . I was sitting next to Doug’s daughter . She looked at me , and said to Doug your Boss is Old and Bald. She was right, Doug couldn’t stop Laughing . Ellen and family , I’m so sorry for your loss .

  • Dear Ellen,
    You and Doug will be in my prayers every morning at DelRec. Please reach out if you are ever in need of a walking partner.
    Lou (coffee man) Taylor

  • We send our deepest condolences to all of you. Doug was an amazing man who always brought fun and joy when he’d volunteer at Holy Angels with us. We will remember him with his warm, happy smile and as someone who made everyone always feel included and welcome. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • My deepest condolences to the entire family. Doug was a great man, such a kind and genuine person, with a huge heart. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time!

  • Chris and I want to express our condolences to the while Quimby family. Doug was the second person I met when I started at Sartomer. I’ll never forget how he was beaming with pride as he passed around pictures of his new-born daughter Nichole. Of course Doug was immensely proud of his entire family. Doug always brightened up a room with his smile and hearty laugh, and the laughs we shared are still fresh in my memory. I don’t know what else to say except Doug was called away much too early. The world just won’t be the same.

  • The Moriaks send our deepest condolences to all of you. We remember Doug fondly as he helped us during the Holy Angels Youth Group days. Although our kids grew up and moved away, I could always count on Doug to welcome me to the hardware store. He will be missed.

    Chris, Monica, Aaron, and Brendan

  • I just heard of Doug’s passing a few minutes ago from a former Sartomer colleague. Doug and I shared many lunches together and loved to talk about his family and also his beloved Orioles. He was a very dedicated, meticulous worker at Sartomer, where he had worked for decades. A sad day for me, but he will be remembered fondly.