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.
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.
- 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
“In lieu of flowers...”https://www.detroitgoodfellows.org/
Cause of Death
- Korean War
Mr. Asam has had such a big impact on my life. Sometimes it is not until these moments that you can fully recognize the impression a person has made on your life, has shaped you as a person and filled in the lines of your heart. At a time when my family was having challenges, your Dad demonstrated what family is, and how to show unconditional love to one another. I know that the love your Dad has for you all will continue forever. Because love is energy, and energy cannot be destroyed, it only changes forms. Kailie, growing up with you and being invited into your family, I was given a piece of that love and support that I can now carry. I hope he knows how important he is to me. I am forever grateful for that time, with you, your family, and your Dad.
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 ❤️
Enlisted in the US Navy
Jul 31, 1972
Feb 25, 1977
Oct 30, 1981
Nov 22, 1982
Jun 21, 1985
Apr 5, 2021
Finally made it to retirement in the Sunshine State