Dwayne Allen Hassenplug aka “Punk” ” Dee Dee” “Big D” “BAMFS”
An inspiration to us all, touched so many lives with his strength, posivibes, and will to win his 10 year fight with the Big C. We will all greatly miss his infectious smile and the sparkle in his eyes. The light he created will live in each of us forever and even though his body is gone, his love endures. Born in Kinross MI, raised in Napa, CA. Graduated Vintage High School in Napa in 1985, BA in Communications at Cal State Sacramento in 1990.
Started his sales career at Eskel Porter after college, where he met Jeff Gillen (husband). They became business partners in 1999 and started their own computer supplies & cabling business, Trius Technologies, Inc. Dwayne had a passion for coaching youth baseball and football, the Raiders, the Kings and usually had his blackberry in hand.
He leaves behind his wife, Karrie, his children Drew and Kylie, his sister Kimberlee Saunders, his mother Sherri King Rush/stepfather Keith Rush and his father Dwayne Hassenplug Sr. and many, many family friends acquaintances. A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, April 8, 2010 at the Sunset Christian Church in Rocklin and a Celebration of Life will be held on April 18, 2010 at the Napa Elks Lodge (time TBD). CA.BE STRONG LIVESTRONG
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the wonderful people at Kaiser Hospice Sacramento that took such good care of him for the past 19 months. In Memory of Dwayne Hassenplug C/O Kaiser Hospice, 2025 Morse Ave, Sacramento, 95828
He will be laid to rest at the Tulocay Cemetary in Napa