Albert George Doumar
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Location: Pine Gardens III Lot 437 Grave 2
(March 10, 1922 – May 14, 2014)
Albert George Doumar was the longtime proprietor of Doumar’s Drive-In, a local landmark on Monticello Avenue.
He began work in the early 1930s delivering ice cream cones downtown for the family cone business. After graduating from Maury High School in 1940, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from William and Mary in 1943, followed by Officer Candidate School at Columbia University. Commissioned a Naval officer, he served on several ships in the Mediterranean during World War II and participated in the invasion of Europe. He later served on a hospital ship in the Far East, serving in both the Philippines and China before being honorably discharged in 1946.
Doumar returned to Norfolk to manage Doumar’s Drive-In with his brother Victor, where he worked full-time for the next 68 years, up until shortly before his death. He was known for his signature bowtie, suspenders, and cap. He could often be seen operating the original cone machine invented by his Uncle Abe.
The Virginian Pilot, Obituary for Albert George Doumar, May, 16, 2014.
Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries. Profile written by Michael Frost, Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation volunteer.
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