Marlene K. Douglas

May 6, 1933 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 87)


Marlene Kathryn (Stirner) Douglas, 87, of East Syracuse passed away peacefully at Iroquois Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 

Marlene was born on May 6, 1933, in Syracuse and was the daughter of the late Herman John and Agnes Kathleen (Halpin) Stirner.  She was also pre-deceased by her beloved husband Jack Douglas, son Daniel Douglas and brother Gary Stirner.

Marlene graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School. She and Jack were married at St. Anthony’s on December 28, 1957.  Marlene loved singing and participated in many choral groups.  She was a teacher’s aide at Pine Grove Middle School for many years.  Even recently, Marlene would mention Pine Grove very fondly in her conversations.

Among Marlene’s interests were spending time with her treasured Syracuse friends, attending Syracuse University basketball and football games, traveling with her husband and caring for her four granddaughters.

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Steven) Wagner; son, James (Mary) Douglas; granddaughters, Kathleen (Devin) Ryan, Emily (Craig) Ryan, Danielle Douglas and Hannah Douglas;  great-grandsons, Khayman Youngblood and Finn Ryan; sister, Kathleen (Kirk) Graham; sister-in-law’s, Margaret (Reynolds) Douglas and Marie Stirner Mullis; cousins, nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank the staff of Iroquois Nursing Home for their dedication and care during this difficult time.

Calling hours will be Sunday, December 13, from 2-5 PM at Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home, 241 Kinne Street, East Syracuse.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 AM at St. Matthew’s Church, East Syracuse.   Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Minoa.   To attend calling hours and Mass remotely, please visit

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marlene’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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December 13, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home
241 Kinne Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Funeral Service
December 14, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Matthew's Church
229 West Yates Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

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