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.