Douglas Alan Kimenhour, 65, of Green Lane, Pennsylvania passed away at home on October 28, 2022, after a courageous two year battle with glioblastoma.
Doug was born on May 6, 1957, in Easton, PA to Harold and Bessie Kimenhour of Ottsville, PA. He attended Palisades High School (Class of ‘75) and then went on to study business at West Chester University (Class of ‘79).
It was at WCU that Doug met his best friend and soon-to-be business partner, Bill Corbett. Doug began working at Corbett, Inc. in September 1982 and gave his heart and soul to the company for the next 40 years. He was very loved, well-respected and successful in the office furniture industry as evidenced by the prestigious KI Mentorship Award and other accolades he received during his career.
Although he worked hard, he played just as hard, and took it upon himself to host company picnics, plan extreme themes for sales meetings, and check bucket list items off with friends, family and sometimes even co-workers over the years. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues as a humble leader, loyal friend, and a “get it done” kind of guy known for his yellow legal pad “DK” notes.
Doug married the love of his life, Lani, in 1987 and they spent over 35 wonderful years together. They built their “forever home” in Green Lane where they raised their two children, Leah and Dean. In 2009, they welcomed a Korean exchange student, Alex, into the family, who became like a second son to them. In 2022, Doug became “Tug” to his first grandson, Canyon Douglas, who is also his namesake. He was very proud of his family and will always be remembered as a loving, fun, intentional, protective husband, father, and grandfather.
Doug was a friend to everyone he met and truly the life of the party. He could be found taking annual beach vacations to the Jersey shore, body surfing, cheering on Philadelphia sports teams, watching NASCAR, hunting, enjoying his Mustang cars, adding to his collection of beer cans, and spending time with friends and family.
He lived life on the edge with his determination to accomplish his bucket list which included sky diving, running with the bulls, wild pig hunting from a helicopter, polar bear plunge and other things that made his wife very nervous! He had a passion for life and making every moment count.
Doug accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on October 21, 2020 and was baptized by his son-in-law on February 12, 2021. He was a regular online attendee of Calvary Church of Souderton.
Douglas was preceded in death by both of his parents, brother Donald, and sister Karen. He is survived by his wife, Lani; his children: Leah Chabai (Paul) of Charlotte, NC, Dean (Kelsey) of Elizabethtown, PA; as well as his grandson, Canyon Chabai. He is also survived by his brother Dennis (Joanne) of Revere, PA.
A Celebration of Life & Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Fluxspace of Corbett, Inc. 60 Buttonwood Street, Norristown PA 19401. Attire is dressy casual. If you are planning to attend, please help the family prepare for your presence by RSVPing here: https://bit.ly/3SOPvOA. (Please copy and paste link to your browser)
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The National Brain Tumor Society in memory of Doug so that other families will have more options to fight this battle.