It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of my love, my husband, my life partner. While our hearts are absolutely broken, we could not be happier for him that he is finally at peace. He endured much on his journey with Alzheimer’s and mixed dementia.

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He was born September 24, 1935 to Margarite Therrian and Robert Asam, his father was a Detroit Police Officer who died from an injury received in the line of duty when Danny was 2 yrs. of age. He grew up in the projects of Detroit and at age 17 joined the United States Navy serving in the Korean Conflict.

He was one of the fortunate ones to find a profession that he absolutely loved, he was a hairstylist and salon owner for 50+ years where he mentored, taught, and coached many successful stylists. There was never a dull moment, he created a work atmosphere that was second to none.

He had a kind heart and the most generous spirit. He has been known to help in any way he possibly could whether it was physical labor or financial help.

The true loves of his life and his pride and joy are his children. Danielle (Matt) Taylor, Jessica (Alan Risavy) Asam, Cameron Asam, and Kailie (Kurt) DuBois. His 5th acquired son Marcus Collins who gave him his first grand baby Coast Eva Collins who affectionately calls him Papa, and whom he adored.

He had the most adventurous spirit, marking his 75th and 80th birthdays with skydiving. He coached his kids Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. sports teams, never missing even a practice. He passed on his love of skiing and the serene, peaceful lull of the ocean whilst SCUBA diving to each of his children creating lasting memories.

Loving someone and being loved by someone is worth whatever price you are faced with paying, it should always make us happy. It has been my privilege to love and be loved by a man with the most beautiful heart and soul.

His fervent request was that we celebrate his life and not dwell in sadness. We will try!

I vow to do my best in this space between us created by our new realities. Until we meet again my love, know that I will love you forever, may your soul smile in the embrace of your anam cara.

Family

  • Survived By
  • Darlene Asam, Wife
  • Danielle (Matt) Taylor, Daughter
  • Jessica (Alan) Asam, Daughter
  • Cameron Asam, Son
  • Kailie (Kurt) DuBois, Daughter
  • Mary Beaton, Mother-in-Law

Life Story Info

Post Date

Nov 23, 2022

Contribute

“In lieu of flowers...”

https://www.detroitgoodfellows.org/

Personal Info

Born

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Died

Venice, Florida, United States

Cause of Death

Alzheimer's Disease

Age

87

Occupation

Hairstylist

Military Affiliation

  • Navy

Veteran

  • Korean War
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Guestbook

I will always remember Danny with a smile on his face. He was funny, witty, and sometimes sarcastic (in a joking way) lol. I remember, back in the day, rolling my eyes at him many times as he teased us about our "youthful, silly ways". As you all come together as a family at this time to grieve the loss of a great man, I hope your hearts also get filled with joy while celebrating his life and your lives with him. Love and hugs to all ❤️

Tina Kochan , Douglasville, GA, US Nov 24, 2022

Dear Darlene and family,So very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.I didn’t know him but my heart breaks for you and your family.You are such a loving and caring person.Hugs and much love from us here in Cape Breton. ❤️🙏🏻

Debbie Williams , Ingonish, Cape Breton, CA Nov 23, 2022

Dear Darlene and family,So very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.I didn’t know him but my heart breaks for you and your family.You are such a loving and caring person.Hugs and much love from us here in Cape Breton. ❤️🙏🏻

Debbie Williams , Ingonish, Cape Breton, CA Nov 23, 2022

Dear Darlene and family,So very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.I didn’t know him but my heart breaks for you and your family.You are such a loving and caring person.Hugs and much love from us here in Cape Breton. ❤️🙏🏻

Debbie Williams , Ingonish, Cape Breton, CA Nov 23, 2022

Dear Darlene and family,So very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.I didn’t know him but my heart breaks for you and your family.You are such a loving and caring person.Hugs and much love from us here in Cape Breton. ❤️🙏🏻

Debbie Williams , Ingonish, Cape Breton, CA Nov 23, 2022

Dear Darlene and family,So very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.I didn’t know him but my heart breaks for you and your family.You are such a loving and caring person.Hugs and much love from us here in Cape Breton. ❤️🙏🏻

Debbie Williams , Ingonish, Cape Breton, CA Nov 23, 2022

I am so sorry for your families loss. Danny was a great guy! He was adventurous, kind, fun to be around, a wonderful Dad and could cut my mess of hair and make it look great! He will be greatly missed by many. Sending love and hugs and prayers!

Fern Beasley , Marlette, MI, US Nov 23, 2022

I am so sorry for your families loss. Danny was a great guy! He was adventurous, kind, fun to be around, a wonderful Dad and could cut my mess of hair and make it look great! He will be greatly missed by many. Sending love and hugs and prayers!

Fern Beasley , Marlette, MI, US Nov 23, 2022

I am so sorry for your families loss. Danny was a great guy! He was adventurous ,

Fern Beasley , Marlette, MI, US Nov 23, 2022

God bless you all. I’m so sorry.

Faye Burkeen Leffler , Rochester Hills, MI, US Nov 23, 2022

God bless you all. I’m so sorry.

Faye Burkeen Leffler , Rochester Hills, MI, US Nov 23, 2022

Timeline


  • 1950
  • 1952

    Enlisted in the US Navy

  • 1970
  • Jul 31, 1972

    Danielle’s Born

  • Feb 25, 1977

    Jessica’s Born

  • 1980
  • Oct 30, 1981

    Anniversary

  • Nov 22, 1982

    Cameron’s Born

  • Jun 21, 1985

    Kailie’s Born

  • 2020
  • Apr 5, 2021

    Finally made it to retirement in the Sunshine State