Douglas L. Black “Blackie”

Douglas L. Black “Blackie” passed away Sept. 25. He was born Feb. 16, 1947 to the late Ted (Jessica) Black and Lillian Carol (Edward) Yehl in Akron. As his family and friends can attest, he was one of the nicest guys you would ever meet. He graduated from Barberton High School, class of ’65  thanks for great reunion memories all classmates! Doug retired in 2009 from CSX Railroad as an engineer. He loved his ’32 Ford hot rod, car shows, golfing, fun times at the Liedertafel Club, his family and country, sorry you missed the vote honey! To borrow from Hodge, in Doug’s words, “See ya…. on the other side!” In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his in-laws, Robert and Dorothy Baker; stepsister, Catherine Yehl; and sister, Donna Yehl. Doug is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sherry; loving children, Deborah (Terry) Swain, Michelle Tusini, Eric (Andrea) Eutsey; grandchildren, Nichole (Jamie) Gardner, Michael Knippenberg, Mandy (Kaiden) Welday, Jack Tusini, Eric Eutsey II; great-grandchildren, Bryson and Georgie; sister, Barbara Reddix; brother, Jonathan Black; stepbrother, David (Maria) Yehl; and brother-in-law, Tim (Annalee) Baker.  Per Doug’s request, no services will be held. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

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  1. Bob Edwards Jr. on September 29, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    To the entire family: I am so very sorry to hear about “Blackie” He was such a cool and laid back guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. “See you on the other side playing cards Blackie” Bob Edwards Jr. (Bobby)

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