Douglas Farnham Sainsbury

Douglas Farnham Sainsbury

August 31, 1943 - August 12, 2023

Douglas Farnham Sainsbury

August 31, 1943 - August 12, 2023


Douglas Farnham Sainsbury, a distinguished Vietnam Army veteran, passed away on August 12, 2023, at the age of 79. Born on August 31, 1943, Douglas lived a life of service and creativity that touched the lives of many.

After bravely serving his country in the Vietnam War, Douglas transitioned into civilian life. He dedicated several years of his career to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where his commitment and expertise left a lasting impact. In 2012, he embarked on a new chapter, moving from Illinois to California to embrace the warmth and beauty of the West Coast.

Retirement brought forth a surge of creativity in Douglas. A talented and passionate writer, he authored four novels during this period, each a testament to his imagination and storytelling prowess. Through his writing, he continued to captivate readers and share his unique perspectives on life.

Douglas Farnham Sainsbury will be remembered not only for his military service and professional contributions, but also for his creative spirit and dedication to his craft. He leaves behind a legacy of strength, resilience, and artistic expression that will continue to inspire those who knew him.

He is survived by his son, Bryce Sainsbury and his family of Laguna Niguel, CA. His sister, Linda Fugit of Tampa, FL. His sister Dayle Lively of Winnetka, IL. His sister Lissa Goodpasture of Batavia, IL.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on November 9th, 2023 at 11:00am at The Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude in his honor.

Rest in peace, Douglas Farnham Sainsbury. Your memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing you.

Interment With Military Honors

  • Date & Time: November 9, 2023 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Location: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (858) 658-7360

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4 responses to Douglas Farnham Sainsbury

  1. I worked with Doug on the Board of the Chicagoland Compliance Association during his tenure with the FRB. Knowledgeable guy and I’ve enjoyed the books he wrote in retirement. So very sorry for your loss.

  2. Happy Birthday Grandpa Doug! We miss you beyond words, but find peace knowing that you are in a much better place with those who left before you. We love you 💜

  3. Arthur Ron Colaianni says:

    Doug and I were classmates at Whittier School snd Oak Park High School. We both belong to an alumni group called wackos. We share a love of writing and keep in contact about our book projects. Our prayers go to his family. May the Lord comfort them.

  4. Richard Bate says:

    I knew Doug in Vietnam. We worked in the same office. He was always pleasant and had a smile on his face. So sorry for the family’s loss.

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