Douglas Richard Trerice

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Douglas Richard Trerice, 68, of Hampton Twp., passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. Doug was born in Bay City on March 27, 1949, the son of the late Richard and Charlene (Geno) Trerice. Doug was a Master Plumber and the owner and operator of Doug's Plumbing, where he helped countless customers and made many friends along the way since opening in 1986. Doug retired from Local #85 and was a member of Local #1098. Those who knew Doug will forever remember his love for University of Michigan Football and hunting (especially buffalo hunting). His hard-working and fun-loving personality will live on for years to come. Doug leaves to cherish his memory, his three daughters, Cara (Paul) McGinnis, Chris Espinoza, and Kendra (Tim) Scott and his wife, the former Helen Castillo. His memory will live on in the hearts of his grandchildren, Julia "Morgan" Gawlak, Jack and Meri McGinnis, Gabby and Isaac Espinoza, Abigail Emmons, and Gavin Scott. Also surviving are his step-children and their families, Erica (Sam) Malone and their children, Gabby and Evie DeLeon and May Malone; Renee (Nate) Steckert and their son, Elijah Steckert, and Angela (Jake) Bourdlaise and their daughter, Marian Bourdlaise, along with his sister, Ruth Ann Gard; brother, Roger Trerice; sister-in-law, Cristie Trerice, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Doug was welcomed home to heaven by his brother, Richard and infant sister, Diane. Doug's family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service officiated by Pastor David Ferranti at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Monday, February 19, 2018, Doug will be taken to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 206 Scheurmann St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until Doug's 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony. Rev. Eric A. Stone will officiate with interment to follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Doug may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. We just spoke last week and it sounded like the Doug of old. So vibrant and alert, excited to have a new Doctor and was looking forward to working with him. Hanging out with Doug since 1966, standing in my wedding, starting our first Fastpitch team and spending Christmas in Cadillac with us is just a few of my memories. Dutch, Legs, Larry, Terry, Bruce and the rest of the City Dairy gang were the best of friends. I’ll truly miss our phone calls….peace be with you my friend. Love to Chris and Cara….Dave and Kathy Lash

  2. Cara and Chris, Uncle Bob and I are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers and thought are with you both and your families.
    Love you both,
    Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bob

  3. Chris and Cara I am so saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. I think of all the times we shared. Doug was always fun to be with, he was the kind to always be true to himself. I much respected him for that. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  4. Sincere condolences to Dougs family, it was always fun and a pleasure when he stopped in Morgans Auto Repair, had a great work ethic and a great attitude, again sincere condolences.

  5. We offer you, Doug’s family, our deepest sympathy. We have known Doug since he was a teen sitting at our kitchen table with Terry, brother of my wife. He then became our Plumber as an adult. We will always remember his loyalty to family and friends, his pride and love of his children, bragging rights for U of M and his wonderful laugh. We will miss him and his teddy bear style! Until we meet again Doug, RIP.
    With hugs and prayers,
    John & Rockie (VanTol) Discher

  6. Your was the first person to accept me as a woman operating and owning a “Mans WORLD BUSINESS” he was gracious in helping me to understand how to operate day to day business at GODDEYNE. He became my friend and confidant. When we Bid at BAH for a job if he won I would call him and tell him you Sh-t. I Will get the next one. He became my Friend and I will Miss him.
    God Bless you all,

  7. our deepest sympathy to the family. I have know Doug alot of years. And worked with him side by side for many of them years. He is gonna be missed. Sorry i missed his funeral living in Alabama know and i just found out tonight.

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