Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Douglas H. Bay

February 26, 1937July 13, 2019

Douglas H. Bay, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Hospice Home. He was born February 26, 1937 in Fort Wayne to the late Cecil and Ruth Bay. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and was a Navy Reserve Veteran. Douglas retired from B. F. Goodrich in 1994. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Judie Bay; children, Pam James of Huntertown, Patti Easterday of Largo, FL, James Bay of Ashley, IN, and Jeffrey Bay of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and brother, David Bay of Yoder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Bay. Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Waynedale Baptist Church, 633 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819. Entombment will be at Covington Memorial Gardens. Contributions in Douglas' memory may be made to Cancer Services of NE Indiana or Donor's Choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com for the Bay family.


  • Cancer Services of NE Indiana
  • Donor's Choice


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Final Resting Thursday, July 18, 2019


Douglas H. Bay

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Mike Ankenbruck

July 21, 2019

Judie, we are so sorry to hear about Doug. Doug was a very special man who shared and taught me many things in life. I have many, many fond memories growing up of going to the lakes, fishing, learning to play golf and as I grew older, sharing a few beers with Doug. I know he is in heaven now with Dad and Tim. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Pamela James

July 18, 2019

Janet Maybee

July 17, 2019

Dear Judie, Pam, Pattie, Jim and Jeff,

Remembering fondly my dear cousin Doug.

I'm so sorry you have lost your dad and husband and I'm especially sorry to not have been in touch with him and all of you for many years. He was one of my closest cousins in my growing up years and I have good memories of family get together times.

Sending my love to you and keeping you in my prayers. God's blessings to each of you!

With love, cousin Janet Maybee

James Bay

July 17, 2019

When I was a young boy,I used to visit my father on weekends.He would pick me up ,and we would take me to K-Mart to buy Hot Wheels,before we would go to his home.I do remember how I would always look forward to that.

Walter trier

July 15, 2019

Dear Judie,
So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Have fond memories of him as he was part of my wedding so many years ago. Always looked forward to your visit to the farm. I will not be able to attend the funeral as I am home bound myself with health issue.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Wishing you God's speed as you go forward,
Uncle Walter Trier.