Douglas R. Maschin


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October 7, 1950 – July 25, 2018

Douglas R. Maschin passed peacefully into his heavenly reward at Embrace Hospice House on July 25, 2018 with his devoted wife of 38 years, Gail, and his 2 best friends holding his hand. Born in Milwaukee, WI to Rita and Ervin Maschin, Doug began a lifelong career in sales after college. He eventually moved to Allentown, PA to work for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., where he met his wife. Blessed with the gift of gab, Doug excelled at sales, and he and his wife relocated many times during his career to accommodate his success. He retired from Frigoscandia, Inc. in 2000; where he helped design and market an innovative in-line freezing system called the Flat Products Freezer. This invention revolutionized fast food freezing across the world and is still in use to this day. During Doug’s career in the fast food freezing industry, he was considered one of the top 5 leading experts in the country. His many colleagues would rely on his advice and seek out his guidance.

After retiring from a successful career in 2000 at the age of 49, Doug organized a foundation to teach inner-city children the basics of golf. The goal of his foundation was to pass on the core qualities of life. He and his wife worked with 2,500 children, and were gratified to watch them grow in confidence and self-reliance.

In 2004, Doug and Gail fulfilled a long-held dream of moving to Myrtle Beach, and bought a home in the beautiful community of Prince Creek. Life was absolutely perfect. Once Doug became acclimated to the abundant Carolina sunshine, he got involved in local politics and community outreach. He was proud to serve on the Greater Burgess Community Association, the Highway 17 Inter-Connector, the Airport Advisory Committee, and the Chamber of Commerce Airport Task Force. Through his efforts, the community we live in has been made more beautiful and safer. His name is engraved on a plaque at the airport, and he was proud to be part of bringing new airlines and routes to Myrtle Beach.

Doug is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gail; sister Mary Rose Boersma of Pewaukee, WI; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Church on August 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service also at the church. Inurnment immediately following mass.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Doug by enjoying your life and loved ones. Cherish each moment and live life with no regrets. Donations to the American Cancer Society are also welcome.

Special thanks to the angels of mercy at Embrace Hospice House for easing Doug’s pain in his final days. Thank you for indulging his jokes right up to the end. Meghan, he never got to eat the chocolate ice cream you so lovingly bought for him; but bless you for that gift. Also to the many nurses and doctors at Fresenius Dialysis Clinics who made his life as comfortable as possible over 3 very difficult years. Thank you to Dr. Milling and staff at Waccamaw Oncology for doing all that was possible to treat Doug’s illness. But above all, my heartfelt gratitude to our best friends Thomas and Suzanne Muskett; whose constant and selfless donations of time, help, encouragement and friendship have been the wind beneath our wings over a very torturous journey. Thank you for being the shoulders I needed to lean upon. I will always remember our fun times at Ruby Tuesday! Doug will now watch over you from heaven, so you can expect many blessings in the years to come!