Douglas E. Hyde
GENESEE, Pa.----Douglas E. “Doug” Hyde, 77, of Genesee, passed away in his home with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, after a long illness.
Born on Friday, March 15, 1946 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of L. Earl and Margaret L. Dunshie Hyde. On October 9, 1982 in the Genesee United Methodist Church, he married Linda A. Dunn, who survives.
Doug attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse and also attended trade school (now Pennsylvania College of Technology) in Williamsport for heavy equipment operator. He also attended the former Breeden School of Welding in Genesee.
He was first employed as a welder at the former Felmont Agway in Olean, N.Y. and later was employed at Air-Preheater in Wellsville, N.Y., for a total of 13 years. Doug’s true passion was that of a logger and trucker.
A life member of the American Trap Shooting Association, Doug enjoyed going to state shoots in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. He won the Eastern Zone Singles Championship several years ago. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Linda; five children, Christine (Bruce) Fink of Coudersport, Allen Hyde of Barneveld, N.Y., David Hyde of Eleven Mile Road, Joshua Hyde of Wellsville, N.Y., and Holly (Justin) Kibbe of Troy, Pa.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Fran Stilson of Sharon Center; a brother, Don (Pat) Hyde of Millport; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Doug was predeceased by three sisters, Barbara Van Pelt, Virginia “Ginger” Sturdevant, and Patricia Todd.
Family and friends may call from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Chrystal United Methodist Church, Eleven Mile Road, Chrystal, where funeral services will follow at 12 noon with Pastor Fred Kemp of the Potter County Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Chrystal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Doug’s family entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Doug, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.