Douglas A. Freytag

Oct. 4, 1946 - Dec. 25, 2012
Douglas A. Freytag   Oct. 4, 1946 - Dec. 25, 2012

    The Star has received word of the death on Dec. 25 of Douglas A. Freytag of East Hampton. Mr. Freytag, who was 66, died at the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital of complications related to past exposure to Agent Orange, his family said.
    Mr. Freytag was born on Oct. 4, 1946, to Warren H. Freytag and the former Helen L. Brooks. He grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School, entering the Air Force just after graduation in 1965.
    Mr. Freytag served two tours in Vietnam. His exposure there to the defoliant Agent Orange caused a number of health problems later in his life, said his sister, Diana F. Wunschel of Harrington Park, N.J.
    Upon his return to the states, he worked as a park ranger for Suffolk County, as a marine mechanic in Sag Harbor and Florida, and later for the United States Department of the Treasury.
    An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a skilled marksman. He also had a captain’s license and was a scuba diver, his sister said. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Legion.
    In addition to Mrs. Wunschel, he leaves a daughter, Amanda Freytag Miller of East Hampton, a niece, and a nephew.
    A military service for Mr. Freytag will be held on May 17 at 10 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery.