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Douglas Halbert Jackens, 89, Of Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. - Douglas Halbert Jackens of Greenwich died Monday, May 5. He was 89.

Jackens was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Greenwich in 1962. He served in the Army during World War II and was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1948, he married Mildred Emily Bourne.

He worked in pharmaceuticals, for Upjohn, Pfizer, and Merck, Sharpe & Dome from 1950 to 1969; and then in real estate until retiring in 1999.

He was active in the Greenwich Power Squadron, serving as commodore in 1984 and volunteering his time teaching Power Squadron courses.

Jackens is survived by his sons, William of Eustis, Fla., Douglas of Trumbull, James of Bridgeport, and Robert of Georgetown Texas; daughter, Susan Schroeder of Mount Dora, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A private memorial service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk.

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