Friday, March 01, 2024


Douglas T. Dryburgh, 50

Douglas T. Dryburgh, a graduate of Staples High School, class of 1987, died recently after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 50. Image
Douglas Dryburgh: Staples graduate Contributed photo

Douglas arrived in Westport from Palos Verdes, California as a sophomore.  He quickly adjusted to life at Compo Beach and became an intricate part of the lifeguard program.

His love of music lead to the creation of a band, Pseudo Blue.  They became an immediate success and the Battle of the Bands was created.

Douglas lasting effect on Staples High School is his founding of a charter for the Key Club, a Kiwanis organization.  This club today is the largest service organization at Staples.

Douglas graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a degree in international business and a masters of business degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

He is survived by his Wife, Rebecca, Children, Nikko, Abigail and Grant,  his brother,  Alec, and family of Charlotte, North Carolina, and his parents, Doug, Sr. and Jeanette of Westport.

A family fund has been set up –  Go Fund Me Douglas Dryburgh Cancer Fund

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