Doug Ake, age 69, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2013 at his home. Raised in Gumboro, he was the son of Jean Ake Miles and the late Marshall W. Ake. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elena Danforth Ake and daughters, Dr. Jennifer Marie Romanow and her husband Josh of Arlington, VA, and Christina Ake Harrison and her husband G. Hale Harrison of Berlin. He was adored grandfather to, Haven Victoria Harrison. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, the late Joshua W. Miles,II. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs "Trouble" and "Dirty Harry".
Doug had worked at Wallops Island prior to earning his degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. In 1975 he married Elena Danforth, and together they founded Ake Marine in Ocean City.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call from 10:00 until 12:00. Rev. Dr Olin Shockley will officiate. Interment will follow in Pittsville Cemetery. A donation in his memory may be made to: Ocean City Reef Foundation, P.O. Box 1072, Ocean City, MD 21843, or Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 27, Ocean City MD 21843. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com
A funeral reception will be held at the Ocean City Marlin Club on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 PM. 9659 Golf Course Road, Ocean City, MD 21842.