Douglas Russell of Novi, Mich., was born March 24, 1942, in Coshocton, Ohio, and died April 22, 2013, after a long illness.
Doug taught instrumental music for 42 years, 36 of which were spent in service to the Farmington Public Schools. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio, and a master's degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Doug was very active in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and was the conductor of the Redford Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Dexter Community Orchestra. Doug was an Eagle Scout and very active in scouting leadership, serving as assistant scoutmaster and quartermaster for Troop 407 in Novi, Mich.
Doug mentored and facilitated the leadership development and success of young men, many of whom achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, including his beloved son Glenn Russell MacQueen (1977-2011). Doug founded a family brass ensemble and combined his love of history, leadership, and music by playing trombone in the Fifth Michigan Regiment Band.
Doug was the son of the late Russell and Olive (Loader) MacQueen, and the grandson of the late Bert and Charlotte (Graves) Loader, all of Newcomerstown.
Doug is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Judith Ann Stelzner MacQueen of Novi, Mich.; and his daughters, Carol (Dan) Frances MacQueen Rossi of Dexter, Mich., Cathryn Elizabeth MacQueen Armstrong of Novi, Mich.; and daughter-in-law, Dulcie Cooley MacQueen of Livonia, Mich. Other survivors include, brother, David (Eva) Bert MacQueen of Pokomoke City, Md.; and granddaughters, Madeleine Armstrong and Camryn and Catarina Rossi.
A memorial service took place Saturday, May 11 at First United Methodist Church, 33112 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI 48332-0038. Visiting hours were held on Friday, May 10 at O'Brien and Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi, Mich.
Inurnment will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. Attendees are welcome.