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Bernard "Bud" Damman Marine City Bernard "Bud" Damman, passed quietly on Thursday December 19, 2013. He was born on March 18, 1934. Bud is survived by his daughter Lisa Damman-Sharrow and her husband Jeff Sharrow and their daughters Camille and Carmen, Ron Damman and his wife Amy and Ron's children Ann-Marie, Anthony and Alicia. Lori Damman and her sons Tyler, Daniel and Adam Wickings. Daniel Damman and his wife Therese and their children Emily and Mason. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Patricia Damman, his sister Shirley Grates, many nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Bud lived a simple life believing in making every moment count and never missing an opportunity to make a new friend. His laugh was contagious and his love of life infectious. He loved gardening and fishing and being with people. His lessons were simple, treat people like you have known them all your life, you never know what their troubles are. Take a walk, breathe life in, enjoy each day as the gift it is. Love life, there is always time to take a moment to get to know someone; don't miss that moment. Such a simple way to live, yet so difficult to practice. Bud graduated from St. Ambrose Catholic School. He played semi pro football, joined the Coast Guard and sailed on the Eagle, where he fell in love with traveling. He married Patricia in 1960. He worked in the family business, Damman Hardware, moved to St. Clair where he started B.A. Daman Co. construction. On Friday, December 27, 2013 there will be a celebration of Bud's life at Gord's Bar in Marine City, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. the family asks you please join them for an opportunity to share your stories with them. It will be a day of celebrating the life Bud lived, the friends he made, the memories we will cherish. There will be a mass for the family at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Marysville at a later date. Bud was moved by, and contributed regularly to, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The family would be honored for donations in memory of Bud to be sent to: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave the family a message of comfort please visit Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, China Twp.

Published in The Times Herald from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2013
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