Douglas Eye
Eye, Douglas Douglas Lee Eye, 64, of Stockbridge, died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at home, surrounded by loved ones. Doug was a 1969 graduate of Belleville High School and went on to study dairy science at Michigan State University, where he was a recipient of the Michigan Memorial Dairy Scholarship. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and flew B-52s and KC-135s, which led to a successful career of more than 25 years as a pilot for Northwest and Delta Airlines. He was a part of the Saline community for many years; while residing there, he was a valued member of the Friends of the Saline District Library and was active in Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball. Doug's lifelong dream of farming was realized when he and his wife moved to Stockbridge; for more than 10 years they enjoyed the agrarian lifestyle and delighted in sharing the farm with friends and family, especially their beloved grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stelman and Della Eye, brother Dennis Sohn, daughter Christen Merte, and loyal schnauzer, Mosby. He is survived by his wife, Linda Livingstone; his children, Maureen (Kevin) Krause, Sean (Kirstin) Eye, Barry Eye, and Laura (Justin) Walsh; five grandchildren: Brendan, Natalie, and Lacey Krause, and Liam and Drew Eye; a brother, Tim (JoElin) Eye; his former wife, Linda Broslavick Eye; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend their thanks to Dr. John C. Krauss and his team at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center for their exceptional care. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Doug's life will be held in Stockbridge at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarship. Please visit for details and to receive updates on the celebration.

Published by Ann Arbor News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25, 2015.
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The next door neighbor I would talk with in Saline. He was a man of courage quiet strength and integrity. He loved his kids and spoke of taking them to Scotland for the tatoo is an old traditional celebration in a country he loved to visit. Doug loved his kids. He took care of any around him. This good neighbor was a seasoned ole skipper on the DC-9. It was wonderful to be able to compare notes with a fellow DC-9 Skipper. He was incredibly knowledgeable and if I had any questions he was someone to trust and his advice was second to none. Time moved on and so did we as Saline was just a stop along the way. I was happy to hear about his move to his dream home and to find love again. The advice and know how he passed on is as fresh as my memory of a safe old friend who now is on a trip West....a contrail somewhere over the horizon.....
Anthony Zarinnia
October 13, 2019
Doug was so genuine. His work ethic, willingness to help others, wit, attention to detail, and uncommon thoughtfulness were an inspiration.

I am saddened by your loss. Our many visits to the farm are all fond memories.
June 15, 2016
So sorry I missed the memorial yesterday Linda. Perry Drake just called me. Doug was a good friend. Too bad we didn't keep in touch better over the years. Again so sorry.
Darold Loyer
June 13, 2016
I flew as one of Doug's first officers at Northwest Airlines. He was always a gentleman and a great mentor to us new pilots. Doug was always very fair and made me feel like a valuable part of the team. I had always enjoyed flying with him and will always remember the example he set, even though it has been years since we flew together. My family sends our sincere condolences to you.
Thanks for times we flew together Doug!
Mike Castle
May 5, 2016
My thoughts are with you, Linda. I never walk through the library at Dexter High School without seeing that empty space behind the desk - command central! You are undoubtedly the strongest person I know.

Warm regards,

Mary Mattner
April 24, 2016
Hello Linda,
I was a DC-9 pilot and sim instructor at NWA and was involved in Doug's DC-9 training when he checked out a s a captain. He was always one of the guys I enjoyed running into as I passed thru DTW during my trips. He was a great guy and I'm sorry that we've lost him.
Rand Peck
Rand Peck
November 10, 2015
Mom and I are thinking of you, Linda. You, and your wonderful family, are always in our thoughts and in our hearts. Wishing you comfort and peace and sending our love. Christina & Mary Lirones
Christina Lirones
October 30, 2015
What a great fellow- I always admired the man. He was not only a fine DC-9 pilot but a great neighbor as well. I will not forget how excited he was to take his son to Scotland and talk about his beloved kids and dream of a farm. I always valued Doug's thoughts and it was a real shame to see his passing.....Godspeed on your flight West Sir. You will be remembered well...and shall be missed.
anthony zarinnia
October 28, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pam and Bob Phillips
October 28, 2015
Our deepest sympathies go out to all the Eye family members at this heart-wrenching time. He will be sadly missed. God be with you all.
Dane & Lorrie Dominici
October 27, 2015
Doug and I went to BHS together -- many, many fun and fond times. My heart is breaking hearing of his passing, please accept my deepest sympathy. Love Trudy (Evanski) Roddick
Trudy Evanski-Roddick
October 27, 2015
Karen and I want to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy. Doug and I graduated together from BHS. We both served in the Air Force and both of us worked at Northwest Airlines. God rest his soul.
craig stabnau
October 26, 2015
My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. I was a 1969 BHS classmate of Doug's. Doug was a kind and gentle person who I always enjoyed talking to.
Connie Foster
October 26, 2015
Doug was my neighbor when I was growing up. Always thought he was a wonderful guy. Tried to find him on facebook not too long ago.Sorry we didn't get to connect. Rest in peace, Doug.
Jackie Welt-Gilliam
October 25, 2015
Collin and Debbie (Gramlich) Eagle, I remember Doug very well. He was a swell guy and stuck up for people who were picked on in school. The Lord got a very good man.
Collin Eagle
October 25, 2015
To all of the Eye family, I extend my deepest sympathy. I was always fascinated with Doug's passion for the civil war and his love for his family. He will be missed and always remembered.
Corey E. Bakian, D.C.
Corey Bakian
October 25, 2015
To all loving family members of my 'ol friend, Doug Eye. I was surprise and deeply saddened by this news. Please accept my loving support & sympathetic condolences to all of you. I pray that God may comfort & strengthen you all with His infinite love and our deepest regrets. And yes, let us celebrate ALL the wonderful things Doug brought to us, to others and his respective communities as well as his dedicated service to our Country through-out his lifetime! May God embrace you all with His great love, comfort and peace.
Roger Heffelbower
October 24, 2015
Linda and family, so sorry to hear about Doug's untimely passing. I met you at Darold Loyer's surprise 60th birthday party when I was able to chat with you and Doug for several enjoyable hours. Doug and Darold were my best friends in High School and even though time and distance separated us over the years Doug was and always remained my friend.
Perry Drake
October 24, 2015
Maureen and Family,
Keeping you in my thoughts and sorry to hear the news. Sincerely, Tracey (Stevenson) Williamson
Tracey Williamson
October 22, 2015
My friend Doug & I worked together as instructors @ NWA.
Always had a 'visit' whenever we ran into each other.

Great guy. Sorry we have lost him, way too soon.

Sincerely, Steve
Steve White
October 22, 2015
Linda and family. The whole team is thinking of you and your family with heartfelt sympathy. I loved my discussions with Doug....he was such a unique person! He will truly be missed. Hugs to you and yours! Kim :)
October 22, 2015
Linda and family~ saddened to learn of Doug's passing and hoping that your memories of times shared will provide comfort and joy in your heart as you celebrate his life.
Sharon (Burkhardt) Mischakoff
October 22, 2015
Linda - you are in my thoughts - sending you love and hugs.
Nancy Starling Ross
October 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Terry Comeau
Terry Comeau
October 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss; praying for your family in this time of grief.
Gabriela Luiso- RECARO
October 21, 2015
I am thinking of you and your family.
Peggy Jensen
October 21, 2015
We remember Doug from his Saline days and send our deep sympathy to the family.
Bob and Justine Bykowski
October 20, 2015
My sincere sympathies to Doug's family. working for the university, and have spoken with Doug.. he always made me smile and laugh. He will be greatly missed.
wende rahl
October 20, 2015
You and all of Doug's family are in my prayers. He will be missed!
I only had a few conversations with Doug over the years but every time we spoke I learned something! For instance, because of Doug I now know that the color of the chicken's eggshell depends on what she eats! ;)
Sue McCarthy
October 20, 2015
I am thinking about you, Linda, and wishing you comfort. In friendship, Ava
October 20, 2015
It was Nov 24, 1997 that I flew with Doug on a DC9 trip from Detroit to Allentown and back. It was the only time I ever flew with him. I was a new hire, just barely out of training, still trying to find out how I fit in as a first officer. He taught me one thing in particular that I often recall whenever the weather becomes a real challenge as it was that night. It's hard to explain here, but it must have been pretty good if I still remember the event 18 years later. Thanks Doug.
Tom Dooley
October 20, 2015
Linda I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have had another loss not so long ago and my heart goes out to you. Love to you and your family and may only happy memories remain.
Nancy Kellogg Bartlett
October 19, 2015
I had the distinct pleasure to fly with Captain Eye for 15 years. He was one of the first guys I flew with when I was hired in 1998. Always kind, professional, and easy to work with. Many fun times were had with Doug. Whenever you saw his name on the schedule, you would smile knowing that you were going to have a fun trip. I, as you all, will miss Captain Eye very much. Very special person. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers now and always. He left us with so many great memories. As another pilot friend said......... He was the Renaissance Man. God bless you all,
Mark L Trankina First Officer 757/767
Mark Trankina
October 19, 2015
Linda, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Vicki Sipple
October 19, 2015
Doug loved his family, friends, community and country. I already miss his moral compass, curiosity, command of arcane historical facts and wicked sense of humor. I hope that the joy that Doug brought to me and to many others is of some solace to his family.
John Sickler
October 19, 2015
I will forever remember your wonderful stories.
Jodi Huddleston
October 19, 2015
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