Born in Oswego he was the first son of Howard DeGroff of Central Square and Adrienne (Ottman) DeGroff of Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School class of 1976.
Doug was a member of the Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (Oswego, NY).
Surviving besides his parents, are his children, Damien DeGroff of Colorado, Wendy Vevia of Binghamton and Emily (Anthony) DeGroff of Syracuse, five grandchildren, Destiny, Talia, Michael Jamin, McKinnley and Francesca, three sisters, Cindy McManus,Sharon Mandurano, Brenda DeGroff, two brothers, Brian DeGroff and Mark DeGroff, two step sisters, Burnetta Bennett, Rhonda Wilson,a step brother, Larry Woolson and a half brother, Michael Spicer.
He was predeceased by his loving stepmother, Marlene DeGroff, a step sister, Laurie Chivers and a half sister, Lana West.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 14th at 4pm at the United Baptist Church, 5111 State Rte 104, Scriba, NY, 13126
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.