Douglas Ai Miyamoto
October 21, 1948 – October 2, 2020
Doug Miyamoto of Columbia, MD passed away peacefully and suddenly on October 2, 2020. Doug was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from University of Tampa. Although he was reluctant to discuss it, Doug was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Infantry and proudly served his country as a Green Beret during the Vietnam era. He excelled in medical equipment sales and later ran his own organization, Diversified Medical Services, Inc. He was a consummate salesman and could light up a room with his warm personality. He had the ability to turn even the most reserved person into a fast friend.
Despite his business intensity, he adored his sons, Jon and Jeff, and was a fixture in the stands, proudly cheering for his boys. His commitment to their athletics was unwavering. He rarely missed a game, thought nothing of 5 a.m.hockey practices, and drove countless miles up and down the east coast to attend their events. After he retired, his world revolved around his family and grandchildren, whom he spoiled and doted on adoringly. He enjoyed activities with each of them, from athletics to art. He also explored his own artistic talents and proudly showed off his pieces to family and friends.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, Ginger Miyamoto, his survivors include his cherished sons Jon Miyamoto of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Jeff Miyamoto of Edgewater, Maryland; Jessa Miyamoto of Edgewater, MD, Stephanie Crawford of Ft. Lauderdale; sister Darlene Miyamoto of Peachtree City, Florida; brother Gregg Miyamoto of Culpeper, Virginia; grandchildren Kai Miyamoto, Hailey Miyamoto, Lucy Miyamoto, and Riley Miyamoto; and his beloved dog, Belle.
Due to the coronavirus, only his immediate family attended his final send-off at Witzke Funeral Home in Columbia on October 5, 2020. The family suggests a donation to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org in lieu of flowers.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Douglas Ai Miyamoto
October 6, 2020
Dave and I will always remember Doug’s big smile, warm embrace and generosity of spirit.
Marc & Bunny Chaiken
October 4, 2020
Doug will be missed. He always had a big wave and a huge smile for any passerby!
We remember with fondness the many early morning car pools, to ferry Jon, Jeff and our boys, back and forth to hundreds of their hockey practices, games and trips. He often took the painful early pre-dawn leg of the journeys, and always was enthusiastic and positive.
We enjoy memories of those days and the wonderful times that we shared.
Bunny and Marc Chaiken