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Douglas Harold Mieras

June 30, 1930 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 87)
Schroon Lake, Douglas Harold Mieras, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10:30 AM at The Brennity Assisted Living in Vero Beach, Fl. after complications from a long battle with cancer.
Douglas was born in Lake Como, NJ, the son of the late Dennis and Cecelia Mieras .
On September 27, 1936, at the age of 6, he pledged his heart and life to Jesus Christ. Growing up , he was active in the Salvation Army, playing in the band.
Douglas graduated from Neptune High School, Neptune, NJ. He married his high school sweetheart, Anna G. Brown. While living for many years in Oakhurst, NJ, they attended the First Baptist Church of Asbury Park where Douglas was a Deacon and was active in music ministry and teaching. He sang for local weddings, churches, and camps such as Harvey Cedars and Niagara Bible Conference. He also learned to sing in Hebrew for a local synagogue.
Douglas received a Bachelor of Science and Mathematics degree from Monmouth College in 1963. He received his CPA certification and worked in the accounting firm of Rudolph, Cinnamon and Califato for 26 years, becoming a partner during that time. He retired from the firm at age 55. During this time, he pursued and received a Bible degree from Philadelphia College of the Bible and was ordained as a pastor.
Douglas served on the financial boards of America's Keswick, Whiting, NJ and AMOC, American Mission for Opening Churches, Appleton, NY. He started Word of God, Inc., and for many years used its resources to distribute evangelical tracts and to help missionaries.
In 1986, Douglas and Anna moved to Schroon Lake, NY, and Douglas worked as Financial Director of Word of Life International from 1986 to 1993. He retired and became an associate pastor at Mountainside Bible Chapel, where he served counseling and ministering to the sick and dying for 13 years.
His wife of 57 years, Anna, went to be with the Lord in 2008 after a sudden stroke. Douglas married Joanne Tebbutts and they attended Westport Bible Church in Westport, NY, where Douglas served as Deacon. They lived together in Schroon Lake until her death from cancer in 2016.
Douglas is survived by one brother, Lawrence Mieras of Whiting, NJ; daughters, Helen Stansbury of Falling Waters, WV, and Denise Bischoff of Fort. Myers, FL; sons Douglas Mieras Jr. of Oakhurst, NJ, Jonathan Mieras of Vero Beach, FL, and Paul Mieras of Schroon Lake, NY. Douglas was Grandpop or "Poppie" to 19 grandchildren, (one deceased) and "Great-Poppie" to 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Mountainside Bible Chapel on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM. Friends may Call at Mountainside from 3:00 PM until the service. Interment will take place in the Severance Cemetery in the spring.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to Word of God, Inc. PO Box 608, Schroon Lake, NY 12870 or Westport Bible Church, Westport, NY, 12993.

Visitation

FEB 17. 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Mountainside Bible Chapel

Schroon Lake, NY, US

Funeral Services

FEB 17. 04:15 PM

Mountainside Bible Chapel

Schroon Lake, NY, US

Graveside Service

MAY 4. 11:00 AM

Severance Cemetery

Stowell Rd.

Schroon Lake, NY, US, 12870

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