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Darius Mansoory

AGE: 52 • Wilmington, DE

Darius Mansoory, 52, died of cardiac arrest on December 31, 2016.

Darius Mansoory's life and career was summarized beautifully when Darius won the Delaware Entrepreneurial Success Award, presented by then senator Joe Biden. The award program read:

"Darius Mansoory lead the charge to revitalize Wilmington's downtown business community. The entrepreneurial sensation owned and operated the successful Washington Street Ale House & Restaurant and Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar. In 2000, Darius filled a culinary void in Wilmington when he opened Mikimotos next to the Washington Street Ale House. His restaurants are continuously honored with numerous "Best of Delaware" awards by the readers of Delaware Today. With Darius' good taste and determination, there was no limit to his entrepreneurial success."

Since winning this prestigious award, Darius has opened Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill on Lake Avenue in Rehoboth and had plans to reopen Presto! as a cyber café in 2017. Always the life of the party, Darius was full of stories and would always have everyone laughing. He was a serious Philadelphia Eagles fan and attended almost every game, as well as many super bowls. Darius loved collecting automobilia and unusual items from his childhood years. His adventurous spirit was truly one of a kind. He will be dearly missed.

Darius leaves behind his mother, Janet Mansoory, father, Dr. Amir Mansoory and his wife, Gail and their son, Amir Mansoory, Jr; Aunt Nancy and Uncle Frank Psota, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Marty Kaminsky and cousin, Ben; Aunt Heidi Kalata, Uncle Dr. Majid Mansoory and Aunt Molly and cousins, Sean and Atha; devoted girlfriend, Katie Loizeaux and faithful black lab, Bernie. Darius is predeceased by grandparents, his sister, Nicole and his cousin Scott.

A private interment will be held at All Saints Cemetery.

A Celebration of Darius' life will take place at the University of Delaware Goodstay Center, Arsht Hall, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 from 1pm-5pm on Saturday, January 28th.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Supporting KIDDS, 1213 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707, Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Dr., Wilmington, DE 19804 or Fisher House for Families of the Fallen at Dover Air Force Base, 116 Purple Heart Dr. Dover AFB, DE 19902.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2017
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