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Douglas Alan Stein



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Association for the Blind

and Visually Impaired

456 Cherry Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Douglas Alan Stein died peacefully on April 4, 2023 in his beloved hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Doug is preceded in death by his son Caleb Benjamin Stein, his father Alan Stein, and his mother Dorothy Gaynor Mahlenkamp. Doug is survived by his wife Debra Colletti, his sons Lucas (Alice) and Benjamin Stein, his granddaughter Mary Stein, his former wife Jeanine Tomko, his step-children Elizabeth (Jessie), Nicholas, and Patrick Liquigli, his step-mother Rosemary Stein, his sister Karen Stein Lipping, his niece Kerstin Watkins, and many close cousins and lifelong friends. Doug was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 13, 1956. Many of Doug’s favorite memories were about his times with lasting friends, growing up in North College Hill, Ohio. Doug graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1978. Doug was a natural teacher, specializing in Middle School Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Math. Doug loved the outdoors and camping, traveling, listening to a wide variety of music, bee keeping, preparing vegetarian meals, and sharing beer in the company of friends and family. Doug was happiest when spending quality time with those he loved. Doug’s family would like to thank long-time friends, Peter and Marla Tulett, who poured endless love and caring on Doug, especially in his final months. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 456 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Doug’s family are planning a celebration of life memorial at a later date.

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5 Responses

  1. Doug, you were such a beautiful soul. I always enjoyed talking with you about music at family events. Thank you for making my Aunt Debbie so happy, you will be very missed.

  2. So sorry to hear about Doug. Deb, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a kind person. Thinking of all his friends and family during this sad time.

  4. So sorry for the loss of this kind soul. I will always fondly remember the many family vacations that we took, camping and hiking, and the many talks around the campfire. No matter what life through at Doug, he was always so positive, and loved life and lived to the fullest. I know he was so happy with Debra and the care and devotion she gave to him.

  5. Matt, i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Uncle Doug. Prayers to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

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