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Damion James Salazar
July 19, 1971 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 48) 48 Years Old
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Damion Salazar was born and raised in Brighton, Colorado on July 19, 1971 and was the eldest born from Patsy and James Salazar. Damion had a younger brother Matthew Salazar, who passed as well on March 11, 2002.
Damion spent most of his life in Brighton, graduating from Brighton High School graduating class of 1989. He attended Fort Lewis for college where he met the mother of his children, and created a family of his own. He worked for the City of Brighton as a Building Inspector until his family moved to Hawaii. Damion lived in Hawaii for a few years, working as a Contractor. He returned to Colorado, living with his mother Patsy Salazar, and took care of her when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Damion loved his family, he loved his mother Patsy but above all he loved his children the most….Alyssa and Aaron. They were his world, and he was theirs. Damion lived in Hawaii with them enjoying canoe racing, cruising in his car with the kids with his tunes, and his favorite, mango bread. Damion was (from anyone who knew him) the most lively, funny and charismatic person you would meet. He had a big heart and would do anything for anyone, especially his kids. When his son Aaron, was in the ICU in critical condition he was the first person to be by his side and never left his side. Damion was his bodyguard, staying up all night with him and even sleeping next to him, he never left his side as Aaron continued to fight for his life. His daughter Alyssa and Damion grew even closer from this tragic accident and were always there for each other. He always called Alyssa “Daddy’s little girl” and he made sure to always be there to help her with anything she needed. He loved helping her with her car, giving her rides, cracking jokes, talking to her everyday and above all babysitting his favorite doggy Grand-daughter Lanikai Hope Salazar, who he loved and spoiled. Damion was a very loving and compassionate person who would help anyone. He loved his friends and family, he would always call people to check in on them, crack jokes and make them laugh. He especially loved his nephews, Austin and Jordan whom he considered to be like his sons. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, football, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, cruising with his friends, and above all listening to his favorite music. Damion had a big personality and an even bigger heart, he touched the lives of everyone he met and always left people laughing.
Damion is survived by his son Aaron, his daughter Alyssa, his mother Patsy, and his father James. He was preceded in death by his brother Matthew Salazar who he loved dearly, his grandmother Solveida Vialpando, his uncle Rudy Vialpando and uncle Rudy Salazar. May God bless Damion and reunite him with his brother Matthew who he loved and missed dearly, and the rest of his family in heaven. May he rest in peace and watch over his children with Matthew who he would have done anything for, and who were his entire world. He will be loved and missed dearly by them everyday and by everyone he touched with his time on this earth. May God bless Damion, he will be missed, especially by his children Alyssa and Aaron, whom they love with all their hearts.
Rosary will be recited on Monday, November 25, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with Memorial Services to follow at 11:00 a.m., both at Tabor Funeral Home, 75 S. 13th Avenue, in Brighton, Colorado 80601.