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December 21, 1955 - May 3, 2021

Pursuant to his wishes, Terry has been cremated. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Flesher Field, 3664 South 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009, light refreshments will be served, and attendees are asked to bring a chair. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the SPCA, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 65, Terry passed away after a short battle with cancer on Monday, May 3, 2021, at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence with family at his side. Terry is survived by the most important person in his life, his daughter, Elizabeth Doolittle. He is also survived by his beloved mother and step-father, Jeane (Dave) Connelly; sisters, Deb (Steve) Sangalli and Carol Doolittle; brother, Rod (Thu) Doolittle; former wife and special friend Kay Davidson; many nieces nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Terry is also survived by his Sunday morning golf buddies, Bob Saldivar and Ron German and his beloved little canine companion, Jasper. Terry was predeceased by his father, Jim Doolittle and step-mother Mimi Doolittle; as well as many other loved ones, including his Grandma West, other grandparents, aunts and uncles. Terry was a graduate of Vicksburg High School. He was a member of the Local 357 Plumber Pipefitter Union and most recently worked at Mall City Mechanical.  He was a skilled tradesman and was very proud of his career accomplishments, work ethic, and organization. Terry was an avid golfer and thoroughly enjoyed hitting the lynx whenever possible. Terry, Bob and Ron spent many early Sunday mornings enjoying a number of area courses and a lot of friendly ribbing. One of Terry’s highlights was playing Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic. Terry also enjoyed classic cars. He had many different cars throughout his life, but always dreamed of having a classic Mustang to bury the needle on. Terry was a selfless man who was always eager to lend a helping hand whenever someone needed it, whether it was helping with car problems, looking at an air conditioning unit, or moving furniture, he was always there to help and never complained. He will be missed dearly by all of those that he leaves behind.  His genuine personality and infectious smile and laugh will be remembered always.