Douglas Dilliplane

Obituary of Douglas Alan Dilliplane

Douglas Alan Dilliplane, passed away at home in Las Vegas, NV, on February 22, 2022, at the age of 61.


Born February 24, 1960, Doug was raised and deeply involved in Pottstown for most of his life. A member of Pottstown High School class of 1978, Doug was active on the baseball and wrestling teams. He continued wrestling at Drexel University where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi and earned a Master's degree in Civil Engineering in 1983.


Doug raised his four children with Karen Weary Dilliplane in Pottstown, and contributed actively to the local community. He served as an advisor to the Borough for over a decade. He was also active in local politics, American Legion baseball and coached youth baseball and soccer teams.


Doug shared his love of National Parks and road trips with his children, visiting all 50 states. Called westward, he lived and worked in Bismarck, ND and Las Vegas, NV in his later years.


Doug was quiet and fiercely loyal. He was a devoted father, family member, and friend.


He was predeceased by his father, R. Elwood Dilliplane; and his sister, Shirley J. Dilliplane.


Doug is lovingly remembered by his mother, Marie Dilliplane; his children and their spouses, Aaron (& Lauren Mayer) Dilliplane, Daniel (& Christina Banalopoulou) Dilliplane, Donald (& Kaci Cooper) Dilliplane, and Dana (& Charles) Perich; his sister, Janis (& Steve) Tomko; his niece, Lisa (& Joe) Franklin; his nephews, Kevin (& Jen) Tomko and Matthew Tomko; and his great-nephew, James Franklin; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Visitation will take place on March 12, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place after the service at Mt. Zion Cemetery, 225 E. Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to the National Park Foundation at