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Douglas Collins Case
November 22, 1942 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Winsted: Douglas Collins Case, 80, passed away at home on June 29, 2023. Douglas was born November 22, 1942, one of five children, to Ray Sargeant Case and Beatrice Southey Case of New Hartford, CT. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Susan Case, his oldest daughter, Jennifer Case, of Winsted, and his youngest daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Carrie Borkowski, Timothy Borkowski and Ethan Borkowski all of Torrington.
Douglas was the definition of hard work, family and strength. He worked over 20 years driving tractor trailer for the Hitchcock Chair Company insisting his wife, Susan, stay home and raise their daughters. After retiring from Hitchcock Chair, he worked at River Ridge of Avon driving their bus and van. He fondly referred to his managers, coworkers and the residents as his "second family".
Douglas' favorite role of all was "Papa" to Ethan. He loved having his grandson visit on weekends to cook him Saturday morning breakfasts, play card games and share laughs. Douglas attended Ethan's 8th grade graduation recently. He watched his grandson make a speech and recite a poem, all the while beaming with love and pride for his grandson's hard work and dedication to his studies. Later he embraced his grandson and reminded him, hard work pays off in the end and that he would always be there for him. These lessons he lovingly passed from his daughters to his grandson, or to anyone who would listen. He loved country music, the Red Sox and going to the casinos to play the penny slots, the outdoors, taking care of the flowers at River Ridge but most of all spending time with his family.
Douglas was a pillar of strength for us all, even as he battled his own health issues. He gave of himself, happily, lovingly, never missed a beat and never complained, always there for his family and friends.
Douglas will be greatly missed by all of us whose lives he touched.
Private services for Douglas will be held at the family's discretion. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Andrew's Laughing Gas, P. O. Box 20209, Towson, MD 21284, in Douglas' name. This organization is near and dear to our family.