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Hugh Douglas Barclay

Hugh Douglas Barclay

Male 1932 - 2021  (88 years)


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  • Name Hugh Douglas Barclay 
    Born 5 Jul 1932  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 2021 
    Age 88 years 
    Person ID I38711  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Hugh Barclay,   b. 23 Mar 1893, Little Rock, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1968, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Dorothy Douglas Moody,   b. 31 Oct 1895, Rochester, Monroe County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1977, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Jun 1923 
    Family ID F14388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sara Jean Deedee Seiter 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. David Hugh Barclay
    Married: 1x2. Dorothy Graham Barclay
    Married: 1x3. Kathryn Douglas Barclay
     4. Susan Martha Barclay
    Married: 1x5. William Anson Barclay
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F14385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary of H. Douglas Barclay
      H. Douglas Barclay, age 88, of Pulaski, New York, passed away peacefully March 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
      Doug was the only child of Dorothy (Moody) and Hugh Barclay born on July 5, 1932 in New York City. He attended school in Pulaski, for a time in a one-room schoolhouse, and then entered St. Paul’s School (1951) and Yale University (1955). He served in the United States Army (1955-57). Following his service, Doug attended Syracuse University College of Law (1961) and upon graduation he joined the Syracuse law firm Hiscock, Cowie, Bruce, Lee & Mawhinney (predecessor of Barclay Damon, LLP) where he practiced law as a named partner for over 40 years.
      In 1964, Doug was elected to the New York State Senate where he was honored to serve for 20 years. He sponsored major legislation in housing, criminal justice, court reform and economic development before his retirement in 1984.
      Doug continued to be active in politics advising many local, state, and federal campaigns. In 2003, President George W. Bush nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Doug as United States Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador where he served until to 2006. As Ambassador, he was highly regarded by diplomats as an affable and capable foreign service officer who always looked after America’s interest.
      Doug also had a variety of business interests and served on many corporate boards, among them Syracuse Supply, as Chair of the Board (1988 to 2003) and Key Bank as General Counsel and Secretary (1971 to 1989).
      Additionally, Doug was committed to his community. He served on many University Boards including the Board of Syracuse University as Chair from 1992-1998. He was also President of the Syracuse Metropolitan Development Association from 1991 to 2003.
      While Doug’s career took him far and wide, his heart belonged to the North Country. He was the 7th generation to live on the family farm in Pulaski, the place he loved the most. He was a tireless advocate for his hometown. Doug played a leading role fundraising for the Pulaski Fire Company, the Northern Oswego County Ambulance Service and the Pulaski Health Center. Doug recognized the importance of tourism in the area and could often be heard saying that the Salmon River and Lake Ontario were the premier fisheries in the country.
      Doug is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Sara “Dee Dee” (Seiter) Barclay; his five children Katie (Jim) Coyne, David (Alexandra) Barclay, Dorothy Chynoweth, Susan Barclay and Will (Margaret) Barclay; and ten grandchildren.
      Calling hours will be held 1:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm March 18, 2021 at the Foster Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. A private service and burial will take place at Pulaski Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doug’s name may be made to FSHD Society, fshdsociety.org, or charity of your choosing.