ALEXANDRIA, VA - Douglas Salisbury, 83, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 6, 2020 at the Paul Spring retirement community in Alexandria, VA.
Born on May 11, 1936 in St. Albans, VT, Doug grew up in the small rural community of Richford. He was the eldest son of Claire and Maude Salisbury along with his surviving younger brother Volney Salisbury.
Doug graduated from Johnson State College and received his Masters Degree from St. Michaels College. He was a history teacher for the majority of his career, initially teaching middle school in Barre, VT and in 1970 moving to Wayne, NJ where he taught history at Wayne Hills High School for 25 years. Dougs passions were country music, playing the electric bass in his band and his trucks. He was a devoted husband, quick with a joke and always ready for a debate on current politics. Upon retirement, he moved to Florida with his beloved wife Evangeline (Evie) of 60 years, enjoying the warm weather and surrounded by friends.
Evie predeceased Doug in September of 2019 and he is survived by his only daughter, Jill Kale and her husband Joseph Kale of Alexandria, VA, their two children Erin Alkon of Jenkintown, PA and Joe Kale of Washington, DC and his only brother Volney Salisbury of South Burlington VT.
A celebration of life will be planned for this summer with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on his behalf to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at https://www.npcf.us.
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