Douglas Wayne Rynex passed away Saturday April 29th after battling substance use disorder for many years. Doug was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 14, 1962 and lived in Jackson, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois and Punta Gorda, Florida. He is preceded in death by his Brother Phillip Rynex and survivors include his Brother Michael Rynex and Parents Charlotte J. Rynex and Warren G. Rynex.
Doug was complicated. He was fun and infuriating, silly and serious, insightful and capable of huge misjudgments. He created and enjoyed several life long friendships and made friends easily with expressions of warmth and enthusiasm.
Doug sought treatment many times and for short periods of time experienced life mostly free of substance use. He had significant health challenges and these often complicated his relationships with medications, drugs, and alcohol. He leaves an empty space for many and his family will always recall with great love and appreciation his unique personality and perspective.