Douglas understands that every detail matters.
He carefully guides families through the funeral process, supporting and honoring Jewish traditions. He always anticipates questions and concerns and has a special gift to helping people make the decisions that work best for their family. Douglas believes that when he earns a family’s confidence to take care of everything (including the things they never thought about), families can grieve the way they need to.
Douglas joined Chicago Jewish Funerals in March of 2001. During his career he has received commendations from; The American Red Cross, Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, American Airlines (flight #4184), the Illinois and Indiana Funeral Director’s Associations, the Illinois Emergency Response Team, the Indiana Disaster Response Team and the National Foundation for Mortuary Care.
Prior to coming to Chicago Jewish Funerals, Douglas was a Funeral Director at Weinstein Brothers, (now Weinstein Family Services, owned by Service Corporation International (SCI)) where he worked from 1988 to 1996. He began his funeral service career in 1983 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., Arlington Heights. He is a former instructor of Small Business Management, and a former laboratory instructor of Embalming, Restorative Art and Anatomy Dissection at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Wheeling. Douglas has a Bachelors of Science in Management, and is a 1985 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He is a licensed Funeral Director in Illinois.
He currently resides in Buffalo Grove with his two surviving children, Justin and Benjamin, his companion Ellissa and their two dogs, Travis and Grace.