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Published: February 10, 2009 10:50 am

Douglas K. Stein

Niagara Gazette

Douglas K. Stein, beloved husband of Kim (nee Johnson) quietly passed away at his Grand Island home on Monday, February 9, 2009 at the young age of 62.

Doug graduated from Williamsville South High School and served in the Army from 1967 to 1969. He was retired from National Grid where he was a Field Tester with the Meter & Test Dept. Doug was a Captain and avid fisherman; known to many as Captain Doug of Doug's Charter Fishing Service. He was a past-president of the Niagara River Anglers Associated, serving for many years, and was instrumental in the lower Niagara River pen project for trout and salmon as well as the kid's fishing ponds, the Great Lakes Charter Association, the 3-F Club where he enjoyed shooting, and the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club.

He was predeceased by a son, Michael Myers and is survived by a son, Paul (Nicole); two daughters, Susan (Paul) Gervasio and Kristen (Tom) Wahl; stepdaughter, Kari Johnson; grandfather to Courtney and Ryan Myers, Grace Gervasio, Justin Stein, Tiffani and Belle Doctor and Destany Wahl; brother, Cliff (Kathi) Stein; and two nephews. Doug also leaves behind his best friend, Fatso (the cat).

Friends may call Friday 3 - 8 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, followed by funeral services Friday at 8 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga or The American Brain Tumor Association 1-800-886-2282.