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Dr. Douglas Tigert

April 22, 1938 ~ October 19, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Dr. Douglas Tigert Obituary

Dr. Douglas John Tigert, died peacefully on October 19, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Konstadinidis and husband, Vasilios, of Roswell, GA and Susan Burnett and husband, Ronald, of Bethlehem, PA. He is further survived by five granddaughters, Abigail Burnett, Lydia Burnett, Isabelle Burnett, Caitlin Konstadinidis and Victoria Konstadinidis who dearly loved their grandfather. 

Dr. Tigert was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane (Quattrocchi); his parents, Arthur Tigert and Marion Tigert; his sister, Audrey York; and his brother Donald Tigert. 

Dr. Tigert had a long and distinguished career in both academia and the private sector. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, pursued his Master’s Degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with his Doctoral Degree in Marketing from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. 

Following graduation he taught in the Business School at the University of Chicago and was soon recognized for his business acumen and began a career as a private sector marketing consultant in both the United States and many foreign countries. He was recognized as one of the premier retail marketing experts in the world and was well published in both academic and the private sectors. 

He moved to the University of Toronto in 1970 as associate professor of Marketing and became Professor of Marketing in 1973. Eventually he was promoted to the Dean of the Business School at the University of Toronto. He served in this capacity from 1980-1985.

In 1985, Dr. Tigert left the University of Toronto, on sabbatical leave, and took up the Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Retail Marketing chaired position at Babson from 1986 through 2001.

He was a member of Rotary International for over 15 years and his travels led him to witness the needs of children in several foreign countries. He was instrumental in providing clean water systems in rural schools in Thailand with the Clean Drinking Water for Schools Program. He also worked on a school addition program in South Africa that would now be able to provide for 35 students. On his annual visits he was able to see, first hand, the major difference these programs made to the well-being of the students. He continued these efforts well into his retirement on the coast of Maine. 

While Doug was a very busy man, he always made time for friends and family. He loved to take his daughters bowling, cross country skiing, and of course sailing on his sailboat, the Mystic 7. Doug’s great love was always traveling. During a year-long sabbatical, Doug accepted a teaching position in the Netherlands and moved his family to Europe where they enjoyed many adventures including skiing, touring the wine country, learning about world history and of course, enjoying the food!

In lieu of a memorial service, a memorial donation in Doug’s honor can be made to your local Rotary Club or the Rotary Club in Damariscotta and Newcastle. If you do not have a local Rotary Club, you could also donate to the Breman Library Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 163, Breman, ME 04551.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting:


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