Lenore I. Douglas

Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Former Juneau resident Lenore I. Douglas, of Milford, Conn., died Aug. 22, 2009, in Milford Hospital. She was 77.

Born Aug. 6, 1932, in Lorain, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Pastor Mikola. She was a school teacher in Haines and worked at the Alaska State Library in Juneau before relocating to New Haven, Conn.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary for the Judaic Studies Development Committee and was graduate registrar in the Comparative Literature Department at Yale University.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John S. Mikola.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth M. Thomas, of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister-in-law, Janet Mikola, of Vermilion, Ohio; two nieces, three nephews and her dear friend and colleague, Mary Jane Stevens, of New Haven.

The family would like to thank Veronica Tomasic and the staff at Yale New Haven Hospital, West River Health Care Center and Milford Hospital for their care and compassion.

Friends may call the Celentano Funeral Home in New Haven from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. A funeral service will follow with Rev. Ian Oliver, pastor of Battell Chapel at Yale, officiating. Final interment will take place at a time to be announced in Jones Point Cemetery in Haines. Visit www.celentanofuneralhome.com for more information.

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