Douglas “Doug” Arthur Braun

Born: 10/21/1955 Passed:

Douglas “Doug” Arthur Braun, age 63, of Canton, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, following a brief illness. He was born October 21, 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Patricia Braun, as well as his brother, Clarke Braun. He is survived by his children; Amy (Justin) Price of Toledo and Meagan (Chris) Morabito of Cincinnati, as well as step-children: Robert (Kelsey) Maholic of North Carolina, Caitlyn Maholic of Canton and Elizabeth Maholic of Canton, and his beloved granddaughter, Lucy Price.

Doug was a graduate of Glenwood High School and then Ohio University, class of 1978, where he earned a degree in interpersonal communications. He worked for much of his career in sales and was most recently an insurance agent at Rhodes Insurance Agency in Bolivar, Ohio. One of his greatest joys was sharing his gift of music; he enjoyed singing in the choir at Church of the Lakes in Canton, Ohio and being part of A Chorus for a Cause. Also, as a drummer for most of his life, he marched in the Ohio University Marching 110 and played percussion in a number of local big bands. Doug felt most relaxed and at peace when he was near the water; he loved vacationing in Topsail Island, North Carolina and spending time with family by Atwood Lake.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 1st at Church of the Lakes. The service will begin at 2 pm, with a dessert reception to follow. The family will greet guests an hour before the service, as well as at the reception afterward. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doug’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Ohio University Marching 110. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society

13 Tributes to Douglas “Doug” Arthur Braun

  1. Hollie Saunders, Lancaster, Ohio says:

    My condolences to Doug’s family. I graduated from Ohio U. the same year. We sang together in Wesley Choir. I remember his wonderful singing voice. Most of all, I remember his sense of humor, he loved to have a good time, and had a beautiful smile that lit up his whole face. I thought of him often.
    May the Lord bless ypu and keep you, til we meet again.

  2. Keri Reinhardt ~ OP Kansas says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I remember him from A Chorus for a Cause, which clearly brought him joy. Rest In peace.

    • Rick Weinstein says:

      I vividly remember Doug’s omnipresence in the Glenwood HS marching band. It’s the little memories that become big memories when life in the physical body comes to a close. Doug ~ do continue to light up the heavens with your voice and wonderful cheerful persona. Send my regards to Bob Harris when you see him. Peace Always,

  3. David Kandel says:

    I’ve known Doug and Clarke since high school days. Sang in choir and appeared in shows with both of them. I was honored to call them friends. Went to Romania with Doug in 1973. My life has been enriched by knowing Doug. I will always remember his big smile, his gentle spirit his love of music, and his sense of humor.

    With deepest sympathy for his family and friends near and far,

  4. Kathy Myers Bradenton, Florida says:

    Ohhhh…Douglas. What great memories I have of Plain Folk at Glenwood High School in Canton, Ohio. And…how we used to tease each other about my Miami Redskins and your Ohio Bobcats. You were such a great friend and I will always treasure our friendship Douglas Arthur Braun. Marina and families… hold memories of Doug’s laughter and always smiling face in your hearts. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  5. John Wright says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Doug was a good man and will be missed.

  6. G.P. Owens says:

    A good friend, excellent classmate, fine tenor, and an all around nice guy. He is to be missed. I hope for Doug a happy reunion with Corky.

    • Marilyn Holby Ebinger says:

      My brother Tim was Clarke’s best friend their whole lives. Doug was my first crush in junior high school. I have a vivid memory of him sitting in the front seat of my folks’ car and I was in the back seat. We were being driven to a sock hop at Taft J.H. Doug reached his hand over the seat, tapped my leg and grabbed my hand to hold it. I have never forgotten that moment! We were also at a party once when he sat at the drum set and everybody in the room sang pop songs to his beats. Oh, I loved Doug (smiley face)! Rest in peace, first love

  7. Ralph and Darlene Lab says:

    To Amy and Meaghan:
    You have our very deepest condolences in the loss of your Dad, He was a really great guy and so much fun to be around. As the days and weeks pass and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of your family and friends. We know your hearts are filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We will be thinking of you and yours.

  8. Peter Fritz says:

    I have known Doug since he was a Freshman in high school choir at Glenwood. As his choir director, I followed his progress through the choirs, our Plain Folk show choir, and several musicals until his graduation. I’m fondly remembering his role in “Little Mary Sunshine”. What a hoot! I came to know the whole family, especially Clarke and their dear mom. I spent a month with Doug and the Plain Folk on a good will tour of Romania in 1973, an experience that enlightened and tested us all. Many years later I reconnected with Clarke and Doug through Glenwood A’Cappella Choir reunions and over Facebook. We frequently traded banter, and Doug was my favorite foil for inside music jokes (especially drummer jokes). Doug was a oner. His passing leaves a hole in my heart, My love and condolences to his extended family.

  9. Ralph and Darlene Lab says:

    To Amy and Meaghan.
    We offer you our sincerest condolences in the passing of your Dad. He was a great guy and so much fund to be around. We laughed a lot. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  10. Chanty says:

    I was blessed to know Doug for only a short period as we sang in Canton’s A Chorus For A Cause. Doug was a dear and delightful man. He always had a beautiful smile on his face. And, he had the most beautiful voice. I miss him!

  11. Neal Frey says:

    My sincere sympathies to Doug’s family. Doug and I were in high school lab band together, and through the years played many jobs with many different local bands. Always an upbeat and friendly guy Doug was a great drummer and singer. He will be truly missed. I treasure our friendship.

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