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Douglas K. Oakley

November 27, 1950 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Douglas K. Oakley, 72, of Westmont, entered Eternal Life on August 18, 2023 after fighting a brave battle with cancer. 

Doug was born in Johnstown on November 27, 1950 and was a lifetime resident. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Sally Boyer Oakley, parents Donald E. and Elvira "Nikki" Oakley, beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles, and dear friends. 

He is survived by his love, Liza Replogle Gifford; son Jason Oakley; daughter Kristen Snider (Stori); grandsons Ian, Sam, Luke, and Jack Snider; brother Donald L. Oakley (Sharon); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Doug was a 1968 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School and a 1972 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Doug was an avid Pitt Fan, and supporter, spending many years as the President of the Johnstown Chapter of the Pitt Golden Panthers. 
In 1979, Doug and his best friend, Dale Bennear, opened Airco Gas and Welding Supply that grew to 3 locations. Doug, Sally, and Jason worked side by side until selling the company in 2007. Doug was a successful Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker up until the time of his passing. 

Doug was a diligent and dedicated member of his community serving as an elder and deacon of Westmont Presbyterian Church; a board member of Goodwill Industries, and the Presbyterian Home. He actively participated in YMCA Financial Drives. Doug was also a member of Sunnehanna Country Club and the Johnstown Seafood Club. 

Doug's favorite place was Deep Creek Lake, where he spent his favorite days over many decades of his life. 

Doug and his family extent their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Ellenberger, Dr. Neil Yoder, the Staff of Windber ER and Windber Hospice, as well as our extended family and friends for their love and support. 

At Doug's request, there will be a private memorial service at a later date. 

If you are so inclined and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Douglas and Sally Oakley Memorial Fund at Westmont Presbyterian Church, 601 Luzerne Street, Johnstown PA 15905, Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber PA 15963, or any cause that is near to your heart. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.


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Windber Hospice
600 Somerset Ave, Windber PA 15963
Tel: 1-814-467-3684

Westmont Presbyterian Church
601 Luzerne Street, Johnstown PA 15905
Tel: 1-814-536-0796


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