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Douglas Claude Treais

January 22, 1932July 17, 2020

Douglas Claude Treais, 88, of Pontiac Michigan, passed away on July 17th, 2020 in his home at Magnolia by the Lakes.

He was born in Marlette, Michigan on January 22, 1932, son to Bernice Brown and Ewart Claude Treais. Doug graduated from Pontiac High School in 1950.

From 1952-1954 Doug served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On August 7, 1954 he married Mary Ann Fitzpatrick of Pontiac, Michigan.

Following the Marine Corps, he returned to school at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), working to receive his Bachelors Degree, Teaching Certificate and first Masters Degree. Doug dedicated his life to education and coaching; shaping the lives of so many students.

For fifteen years he was a History and Science teacher, swim coach and football coach at Pontiac Central High School. During the Integrative Bussing Plan he became the Assistant Principal at Pontiac Central High School. In that time, he returned to EMU and finished another Masters Degree Program. He devoted another fifteen years to Rochester Hills Schools as a teacher, coach and principal to all grade levels.

After 30+ years in the education system, Doug and his wife Mary Ann retired to Rendezvous Lake near Cadillac, MI. Their homestead became a playground for their children (Philip, Matthew, Mary Kay, Joan, Andrew and John). During their years up north, Doug continued to educate his children and grandchildren about the land, bush-crafting, hunting and fishing. Always so proud of his tight knit clan, Doug turned Rendezvous into a place of both joy and solitude for close family and his large group of friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his brother Rodney (August 1962) and his two sons, Andrew “Andy” (July 1986) and John (October 1986).

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Treais, happily married for 65 years. His two sons, Philip Treais (wife, Christine Morrisroe, sons Jacob, Nate Morrisroe and wife Lauren Brady), Matthew Treais (wife, Victoria Luzod Treais, daughter Erica and husband Aaron Holm, son Andrew John), two daughters MaryK Traurig (daughter Lindsay, son Alex and wife Chelsey Brunner, daughter Rachel), and Joan Treais (husband Tim Martin).

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, it is to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and you have lived well “ - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Gary Doyle

July 22, 2020

Doug was one of the finest school administrators I had the privilege of working with during my tenure with the Rochester Community Schools. We re-connected when he would visit his grandchildren who attended school in Bloomfield Hills. It was always such a pleasure talking with him and sharing stories about our times working together in Rochester. I will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and his sincere concern for others. Doug went through some very tough times with the loss of his two sons, but he remained a person of great faith and courage, who always gave others a reason to hope during life's darkest times. May he rest in peace, and his legacy live on in the hearts of all who loved and respected him. Gary Doyle

Carol Johnson

July 22, 2020

Doug Treais was one in a million. He was my home room teacher from 1961-1963. I was a lab assistant for him, and counted him a valued friend. He was a confidant and helped me through some rough times. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to Mary Ann and the children and grandchildren.

Shelly and Tom Kane

July 22, 2020

We have so many fond memories of Doug...from he and Marianne bringing impatiens over the week before Tracey was born (to tell me not to be Impatient), to chatting fondly at multiple get togethers (he always had a kind and wise word), to joking with him before Erica and Aaron’s wedding, he was always warm, gracious, caring, and witty. He will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you-children, grandchildren, and of course to Marianne.
Love,
Shelley and Tom

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