Doug died of a viral infection of the heart Sept. 12, 2000, in Lancaster, Pa. He was 42.

Raised in Wellesley, Mass., Doug came to Princeton from Noble and Greenough School. At Princeton he majored in religion and received the departmental senior prize. He shared his love of singing with the Freshman Singers, the Offbeats, and the Katzenjammers. His steadfast and sonorous bass voice, as well as his nurturing term as president of the Katzenjammers, are remembered with great fondness.

Doug earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1982 and began a long career as a human resources executive with PepsiCo and PepsiCo Foods International. While at PepsiCo, he and his family lived in Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, and London. In 1996, Doug joined Lancaster-based Armstrong Holdings, Inc., where he was held in high esteem as executive vice president and director of human resources.

Doug's wonderfully goofy sense of humor was legendary, as were his kindness, warmth, and authentic concern for others. He is survived by his wife, Daral Donkervoet Boles '80; their children, Leslie, John, and Laura; his mother and father; two sisters; a brother; and many friends who loved him.

The Class of 1980

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Undergraduate Class of 1980