Bryan Thomas Dotson, 62 passed away on December 17th, 2020, at Delray Memorial Hospital in Delray Beach Florida, with his mother and family by his side. He was born on May 19th, 1958, in San Francisco California.
Bryan graduated from Long Branch High school in 1976 and lived in Long Branch until 1994 when he moved to Delray Beach Florida. He worked as a Manager and Chef at the Hilton Inn in Eatontown and had a passion for cooking. His signature dish was stuffed mushrooms which he brought to all family events. He also worked for HJ Bailey, Long Branch, as a liquor distributor.
Bryan was a firefighter with the Independent Engine & Truck Company of the Long Branch Fire Department where he made many lifelong friends whose friendship he valued.
Bryan was a parishioner of St. Vincent Ferrer in Delray Beach Florida where he was a member of the Achieve, Inspire & Motivate (AIM) Ministry and enjoyed going on retreats for physically disabled adults.
Despite a life of many health challenges and setbacks, Bryan always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. Through it all he kept beating the odds and was affectionately known by his family as the Energizer Bunny and the Comeback Kid.
Bryan joins his Father, Thomas Dotson, his beloved grandparents Edward and Peggy Aumack, Uncle, Corporal Edward Lawrence Aumack, Uncle Bud and Aunt Gert of Eatontown and Cousin Robert Fary who passed away before him.
Bryan is survived by his devoted mother, June Aumack, of Delray Beach Florida, who stopped at nothing to make sure Bryan led a comfortable and fulfilled life, Uncle Jerry and Aunt Jo-Ann Aumack of Oceanport, Uncle Danny and Aunt Joan Aumack of West long Branch and many cousins with whom he shared very close relationships.
Bryan was sadly taken from his family too soon but lives on through countless photos, stories and memories shared.
A memorial for Bryan will be held at Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch on Friday, September 24 at 7 pm follow by Firemen's Services at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, his mother requests you bring your stories and memories to share as we celebrate Bryan’s life. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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