Glenn E. Dougal
Oct. 8, 1937 – Jan. 11, 2021
Glenn E. Dougal, 83, of Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Monday due to complications from a dental procedure. His brother, Howard Dougal; caregiver, Jackie Weibley; and granddaughter, Jennifer Belgin were at his side.
Glenn E. Dougal, “Glenny” to his three brothers, was born the son of Harry E. and Dora P. (Colyer).
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Kenneth T. Dougal; a brother, Harry R. Dougal; a daughter, Peggy A. Sipes (Judy); a son Randy Judy; and a great-granddaughter, Madilyn Hope Belgin. He lost the love of his life, whom he called his, “Precious Gift from God,” his beloved wife, Dawnfloris Dougal (Arnold) in May 2014. Mr. and Mrs. Dougal’s beloved pets: dog, Poochie, and cat, Sammie will rest with them eternally.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy Burr (Vince) and son, Paul Judy (Kathy), both of Altoona; and daughters-in-law: Teresa Judy and Christal Carlin.
Mr. Dougal graduated from Altoona High School in 1956.
Staff Sergeant Dougal served in the Marine Corp Reserves from 1956-60. He continued to serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1975 until his retirement in 1991. During his enlistments, he was deployed to Wales with Charlie Company, 28th Infantry 56th Brigade, 112th Infantry Battalion. He was later stationed in Germany with the 213th Area Support Group.
He was employed for over 40 years at Veeder-Root Co. He retired to enjoy his golden years with his wife.
Glenn E. Dougal’s faith defined him the most. On every voicemail he made, he ended with a prayer and, “Amen” rather than, “Goodbye.” He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Bellwood and Second Avenue United Methodist Church, Altoona. In his final years he was a member of Juniata United Methodist Church, Altoona. He was a joyful member of the choir throughout his adult life. He also shared his love for singing as a member of the Altoona Chamber Choir.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his spare time, he tied flies, created wood burning projects, and completed difficult puzzles. He enjoyed spending summers with his wife and family at his campgrounds at Treasure Lake and Glendale Year Round. He was a member of the Blair County Fish and Forestry Association. He enjoyed trap shooting with his brother, Howard. He was a charter member of the Mountain Detachment Marine Corp League. His other memberships included Bavarian Aid Society and the Unter Uns. He was a lifetime supporter of the NRA and also generously supported the ASPCA.
Glenn is survived by two brothers, Ronald W. (Joyce) of Mesa, Ariz. and Howard E. (Denise) of Altoona. He has armfuls of beloved children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He had a very special relationship with his first grandchild, Jennifer Belgin (Dr. Brian) formerly of Altoona, now Sparks of Maryland. She spent much of her childhood with her grandparents making memories while fishing, camping, going to church or just having sleepovers. “Pap,” as he was called by all of his grandchildren, was exceptionally supportive of all of his grandchildren. He attended events, games, and ceremonies with the utmost pride and love.
In his final days, Glenn shared a special bond with his caretaker, Jackie Weibley. He enjoyed her company and his entire day revolved around when he would get to see her next. His favorite part of the day was her making him omelets, any way he wanted. Jackie accompanied Glenn to the hospital prior to his death and remained at his side until his last breath.
There will be a celebration of Glenn’s life at a later date, when it is safe to do so in regard to COVID-19.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.
Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.