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Douglas Garretson Sloan, III

February 10, 1953 ~ November 27, 2021

Douglas Garretson Sloan, III “Gary” 68, passed away November 27, 2021 at the VNA Hospice House. Gary was born February 10, 1953 in Orange, New Jersey to Douglas Garretson Sloan, Jr. and Joan Ann Scott.
Gary was the owner of Sloan Pools and was a swimming pool contractor for 43 years. It’s been said that if you do a job you love you will never work a day in your life. Gary loved his job and he loved his customers. He started the company in South Florida servicing Ft. Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton. He moved the business north to Vero Beach in 2006. The Vero Beach area was where Gary always wanted to live after visiting for many years to surf and spend time with friends.
Gary was a devout Christian. His faith was extremely important to him. He led by example and wanted to foster faith in others. He loved working with the youth group at Grace Church in Deerfield Beach. Later he went on to help build a playground at Highlands Christian Academy (HCA) in memory of his daughter, Amy. Many of his lifelong friendships were established through Grace Church and HCA.
His hobbies involved anything on the water. Especially boating and fishing with his family, friends and his two pups, Daisy and Maddie. One could usually find him on the waters of the Treasure Coast and South Florida all the way down to the Florida Keys. He enjoyed many early morning fishing trips to Blue Cypress and Lake Garcia, as well as memorable fishing adventures in the Bahamas and Costa Rica.
Gary had interests off the water too. He played weekly golf games. Never content, Gary was always trying to improve his game. He enjoyed playing in charity tournaments for Highlands Christian Academy and Youth For Christ. He bought a 1953 Chevy pickup truck, lovingly referred to as “Buffus” and with the help of friends turned it into his dream machine. He drove it everywhere, and when asked what year it was he would reply “1953! Just like me!” When Gary fell ill he decided to give Buffus to his son, Nich to keep the truck in the family.
Gary was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Lynn Sloan; father, Douglas Garretson Sloan Jr; mother, Joan Ann Sloan Staton Beaudoin and brother, Mark Staton.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamela Griffin Sloan; son, Nicholas Garretson Sloan; brothers, Scott Stanton (Renae) and Chris Stanton; sister, Cindy Powers; many nieces and nephews and great friends.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date.



December 2, 2021, 8:13 pm

We are all so very sad to hear about Gary. We surely have missed him this past year. We alway would visit with him when he came over to work. He was kind and so thoughtful. Our sympathy to the family.
Dorrie and John Krause

Diane Dicken

December 3, 2021, 3:08 pm

We were saddened to hear about Gary but can rejoice that he is now healed and in heaven with his Lord and Savior. We are praying for the family to feel God’s comfort during this time.
Larry and Diane Dicken

Brenda Hansel

December 3, 2021, 5:30 pm

I’m so saddened by this. As I am sure you and Nich are as well. Please let me know when you have a service, I will try my best to be there if I am in town. Prayers for you and your family through these hard times. Love you so much, forever and always!

Melissa Cutter

December 3, 2021, 8:17 pm

Pam and Nich,
We are so sorry to hear about Gary! I know it has been a while since we have seen you, but we never forget our many great times as a church family and friends. You and Nich are in our prayers!!! ❤️


December 3, 2021, 11:09 pm

You and Nich are in my heart. Gary will always hold a deep place in my soul.

David and Linda Richards

December 4, 2021, 2:45 am

Pam and Nich
The entire Richards family send loving thoughts and prayers to you both. We are saddened by Gary’s passing but know that he is “Home free” with Jesus and your sweet Amy.

Dave and Betsy Langmade

December 4, 2021, 3:10 am

We are deeply saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. We will be praying for all of you in the days ahead. May your memories and the comfort of God carry you through.

Penny McDermott (Renae's sister))

December 4, 2021, 1:24 pm

Pam, Nicholas, Scott, Cindy, and Chris, I am so sorry to hear of Gary being ill and of his passing! I met him a couple times through the years, and the eulogy paints a beautiful picture of a good man. May God bless you to always feel the love and remember the moments you shared with him. XO

Robin & Jerry

December 4, 2021, 6:24 pm

Pam and Nich,
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, we are praying for God’s comfort for you, and the family during this difficult time.
Sending our love.
Jerry and Robin

Larry Larson

December 4, 2021, 7:10 pm

Dear Pam, Please accept our condolences on the loss of Gary. Please know that we are praying for peace and comfort for your entire family.
Love, Sandi and Larry

Suzanne Aukland

December 6, 2021, 12:17 am

Pam and Nich,
I am so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. My deepest condolences to you both and your family. He is reunited with Amy in heaven ❤️

Kent Stewart

December 7, 2021, 11:40 am


I pray God will be your strength in this difficult time and provide you with every need. Gary was a wonderful man! May your days ahead be filled with many wonderful memories.

Kathleen Kirouac

December 15, 2021, 3:06 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.
He was a kind, sweet man. We had some good times in our summer trips to the Keys. God bless you all.

With much sorrow!

Kathy Kirouac

Cynthia Powers

February 6, 2022, 11:32 am

Gary you are my Big Brother , growing up you shared your love of music, playing the flute to Jethro Tull, I would come running in your room to sit and listen. Surfing was a great love of yours, I remember Grandpa Scott, bought you your first “ole mail cart”, to carry your longboard over to Deerfield Beach to surf.
I love you ❤️
Pam & Nich , you are his world , may he continue to watch over you

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