Our dear friend, Cliff Dougal, a board member of FHRC and former manager of Riverside Cemetery, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.
As Riverside’s greatest advocate, Cliff gained the support of numerous individuals and groups – churches, veterans’ and historical organizations – in building awareness and appreciation for the cemetery. It was Cliff’s tireless and enthusiastic energies and leadership that restored Riverside to a state reminiscent of its original design and beauty.
After his retirement from Fairmount Cemetery Company, he remained as active on our Board as his health allowed. Many of you saw him last Halloween at our tour as the “Mayor of Riverside”. His enthusiasm for Riverside and its history never waned, despite his very active work at Senior Answers and charity work for homeless kids.
I will miss Cliff personally for his enthusiasm, his humor and his endless stories, and FORC will miss him for his support and as a font of knowledge about Riverside’s history.
-Sandy Marvin, President
Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery
Read a memorial to Cliff Dougal written by Eileen Doherty, Executive Director of Senior Answers, on the Senior Answers website.
Photo courtesy of OpenTheDoor, Roger Doherty. View on Flickr.