Douglas (Doug) M. Wasil

Date of Birth

November 8, 1955

Date of Death

February 7, 2018

Douglas (Doug) M. Wasil, born Nov 8, 1955 passed away Feb 7, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO from heart failure, surrounded by family and friends. He was 62 years old.

Doug was born in Akron, Ohio to Nelly and James Wasil. He was raised in Akron until the family moved to California in 1969, seSling in Goleta. Doug attended Goleta Valley Junior High and graduated in 1974 from Dos Pueblos High School. He attended Santa Barbara City College. Doug worked for Santa Barbara County, during which time he met and married Jenny Owen, a special education teacher.

Doug was a free spirit interested in all things spiritual, exploring different faith traditions with passion and curiosity. He was particularly fond of Native American culture and participated in many ceremonies with tribal members. He collected Native American art and jewelry which he proudly wore. A consummate rock and roll fan, he attended many concerts in and around Santa Barbara rarely missing a chance to hear the music of the ‘70s by his favorite artists. Doug had a big heart and became friends with nearly everyone he met. He always had time for the underdog and would go out of his way to help less fortunate with his time, understanding, food and money. His good deeds will be remembered.

Doug is survived by his children Aaron and Amanda, his twin sister Melanie Savage, his brother Daniel (Ellen), his niece Kelsie Savage, former wife Jenny Owen and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and brother A Wasil.

A potluck memorial for Doug will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to dusk at Goleta Beach BBQ area C.


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