BRUCE DOUGLAS “DOUG” DAMATO, II
ASHEVILLE – Bruce Douglas “Doug” Damato, II, age 44, of Asheville died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home.
Doug was born January 11, 1973 in Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Dot Neighbors and John and Eleanor Damato.
Doug was a 1991 graduate of David Emanuel Academy and later graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College with a degree in mechanical engineering technologies. He was employed by the Putsch Group where he proudly worked as an engineer. He also enjoyed working at Wild Hare Catering where he was involved in backstage operations. Previously, Doug worked in the restaurant industry for many years on St. Simons Island, GA where he never met a stranger. He loved music (especially Widespread Panic), cooking and spending time with his family and friends. Doug and his wife, Sarah, met in Mississippi where they worked tirelessly to help rebuild after hurricane Katrina. He was a caring and devoted husband to Sarah and they enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of the French Broad River, while taking care of their two dachshunds, Zoe and Uga.
Doug is survived by his wife, Sarah Fazzino Damato of Asheville; parents, Nancie Neighbors Stanford and husband Mike of St. Simons Island, GA, and Bruce Douglas Damato, Sr. and wife Carol of Jacksonville Beach, FL; two brothers, Todd Damato and wife Wyndi of Fitzgerald, GA, and Richard Angel and wife Heidi of Ft. Worth, TX; mother-in-law, Madeline Fazzino of Higganum, CT; father-in-law, Salvatore Fazzino and wife Lisa of Wallingford, CT; brother-in-law, Chris Fazzino of Higganum, CT; sister-in-law, Amy Fazzino of Breckenridge, CO; three nieces, Gracen Damato of Fitzgerald, GA, Natalie and Emily Angel of Ft. Worth, TX; two uncles, John Neighbors of Asheville, NC, and Earl Damato and wife Dorothy of Athens, GA; The Rogers Family – Lucy, Amy, Britt, Jr., Jennifer, and Stephanie; and many friends whom he considered his family as well.
His memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017, in the Chapel of Edo Miller Funeral Home, Brunswick, GA.
The family requests those wishing to send memorials to please send to Eliada Home for Children, P. O. Box 16708, Asheville, NC 28816.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Doug’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Edo Miller Funeral Home
Friday April 7th, 2017
3321 Glynn Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
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May God bring peace and comfort to the Damato family during this difficult time. It was a pleasure knowing you old friend. R.I.P.
Submitted by Brian Parker on Apr 6 2017 01:49:47 PM
Todd You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. .so sorry for your loss
Submitted by Kevin sharlene and pat ingram on Apr 5 2017 11:39:08 AM
Sending my condolences
Submitted by Angie Bennett on Apr 4 2017 08:40:47 PM
So very sorry about Doug. Our thoughts, Prayers and Love to his family.
The Curry's in Swainsboro, GA
Submitted by Gary and Lois Curry, Julie, Mitch, Jenn and Stella on Apr 4 2017 03:16:59 PM
Our hearts go out to the Damato family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. We love and miss you guys.
Submitted by Warren & Michelle Keister on Apr 4 2017 08:55:00 AM
Bruce, Carol & Family
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Submitted by Sharon Murray on Apr 3 2017 08:37:33 PM
Praying for You Todd and family
Submitted by Jeffery dobbins on Apr 3 2017 06:51:20 PM
A true friend is like a member of your family. That is what Doug was to us. A friend that shares countless great times and adventures with you through many years. A friend that you had arguments and fights with all the time. Someone that you think of every day.....and many more to come.
Submitted by Chad on Apr 3 2017 01:35:13 PM
I am so sorry to hear this news and cannot even imagine what you and your family are going through right now. My heart goes out to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Chuck Willhide on Apr 3 2017 10:37:34 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss. We didn't know Doug but we know his mother and our hearts break for her and his family and friends. Our prayers are with you.
Submitted by Belinda Thomas (Elkins) & Charly on Apr 2 2017 09:37:56 PM
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