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Service for:
Douglas Ross
April 18, 2020
April 21, 2020
Private Graveside Service

B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, 200 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT

In Private


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Posted by:
Barry Feigenbaum

I was very upset to learn of Doug’s passing. My condolences to Tom, Nancy and Doug’s entire family. May his memory be for a blessing.

Posted by:
Dr Jeffrey Hoos and family

The Hoos Family sends our strength to your family during this most difficult time. What a great loss because Doug had so much to give to the world. His memory will be a blessing and know that his strength will be passed on.

Posted by:
Elaine & Jim Tilley

Our heartfelt sympathy to Jill and the entire Ross Family. We were devastated to hear the news.

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I knew Doug from High School. He was kind and energetic. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Elizabeth Murphy

I went to junior high and high school with Doug and was saddened to hear of his passing.

Posted by:
Malcolm Lee

I had the pleasure of meeting Doug and his family while they were here in WA state, and learning so much about the work he has done in the car community. Doug was kind enough to offer his support nearly any hour of the day and was always willing to lend a helping hand. I am forever grateful for the time I got to spend in his company along with his family and truly saddened by this event. He was a wonderful father, husband and role model to me and I will forever remember him as a good friend.

Posted by:
Nico Lee

I first met Doug some six years ago at his Connecticut Weapons Grade Performance shop when he asked me to help deliver a GT-R. He showed me his new project at the time which was a BRZ with an LS engine swap. It was a cool idea and I knew then he was a true gearhead as we say amongst car guys. We kept in contact over the years, as I just spoke to him last week, and would run into each other only a couple more times in person. He was always very helpful and easy to run ideas past, he knew his stuff that’s for sure.

When news of his passing hit the GT-R owners’ community it hit very hard. Doug was very well known in the GT-R community literally the world over; thousands of owners. Even those who were not fans of Doug’s GT-R business were hurt by the news and showed their respects with condolences amongst our members who were grieving his loss.

We all must go eventually and we should be so lucky to do so while doing something we love to do. There’s a famous quote said to have been uttered by the late Paul Walker of Fast & Furious movie fame, who also was tragically taken from this world too early along with Roger Rodas, who both perished in a car crash. The quote was, “If one day the speed kills me, don’t cry. Because I was smiling.” This is how I would like to think of Doug, that he was doing something he loved in his final moments. It’s no solace for those who were closest to him though, who undoubtedly feel he was taken too early; from his child, his wife, his parents, sister, family and friends.

I feel fortunate to have shared albeit a small part of Doug’s life and I know thousands of others like me share the same sentiment, as I’ve seen their comments. On behalf of the GT-R community that Doug impacted so much over the years, rest in peace brother. To his family and friends we send our most sincere condolences. We lost a good man and he will be dearly missed, but not forgotten.

Posted by:
John Rodrigues

I’ve only known Doug for approximately 3 years. The first time we met was when we agreed to have him work on my car. I drove 2 hours from Rhode Island to Connecticut and in less than 5 mins, he took my car and didn’t say much. The same was true when I picked it up. I figured he was all business, a robot, or just a non-social individual. As time passed, we would communicate mostly via text or email, but I realized he was more than just a businessman. He took time out of his day to address any of your concerns, I could tell by all the correspondence he had not only with me but by all of his correspondences on the forums and groups online. He was always there for you within a minute to respond. He would travel far to see some of us, because he was passionate about what he did. In life many never find what we are passionate about, but you couldn’t fake it with him. He was blessed and so was I to have met him. Prior to this we were to meet at our house in Florida, but this crisis changed our plans. The entire GT-R community, friends and family will miss this unique and humble man. He was passionate, honest, reliable, a father and a husband. He left a mark in all of our hearts. May he rest in peace and guide all of us from up in Heaven. Blessings for him, his family and loved ones. Short lived but never forgotten. We will always think of you Doug, thank you for being you.

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home is the only strictly Jewish Funeral Home in the Greater New Haven area.

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