Douglas Leirer Obituary

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Douglas F Leirer

November 26, 1951 - November 1, 2012
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Douglas Francis Leirer, beloved brother and uncle, left this world just before dawn on All Saints' Day, November 1, surrounded by family and friends. The poet Tagore said, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark." Early Thursday morning Doug's soul soared free. Born November 26, 1951, to Mary and Lou, Doug was a free spirit at an early age and viewed the world through the eyes of an artist. A 1969 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, Doug worked for Ironworkers Local #55 to pay for college. He studied fine art at the University of Toledo and Toledo Museum of Art. Doug had a long, successful...
Douglas Francis Leirer, beloved brother and uncle, left this world just before dawn on All Saints' Day, November 1, surrounded by family and friends. The poet Tagore said, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark." Early Thursday morning Doug's soul soared free.

Born November 26, 1951, to Mary and Lou, Doug was a free spirit at an early age and viewed the world through the eyes of an artist. A 1969 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, Doug worked for Ironworkers Local #55 to pay for college. He studied fine art at the University of Toledo and Toledo Museum of Art. Doug had a long, successful career in project management and new business development for the environmental and architectural firms of Hoellrich Associates and Rossi Associates.

Smart, witty and funny, Doug also was the keeper of family recipes. An excellent cook, he gladly pitched in during family holidays (as gravy maker and sous chef). He lived a simple life, rich with family who loved him.

Doug is survived by brother Dennis (Colleen) Leirer; sisters Nancy (Tim) Alter and Janice (Tony) Braida; nieces Andrea (Jason) Drew, Mary Alter, Kelly Alter and Nicole Leirer; and nephew Adam Leirer.

A celebration of Doug's life is planned for Monday, November 5, beginning with an 11 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 2255 Central Grove in Toledo.

Donations in Doug's name can be made to St. Francis de Sales High School.

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