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Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Douglas Paul SANI

January 6, 1965September 8, 2019

Douglas Paul Sani, age 54, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11:22 p.m. at Mayo Clinic after a courageous battle with cancer. Mark 11:22 says, “Have faith in God." He was surrounded by what mattered most to him in life, Faith, Family, Friends…and Football!

Doug was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on January 6, 1965. He grew up in Waycross, Georgia, and was proud of his roots. He was a natural athlete and excelled throughout his life in many sports. However, he was most proud of being called Coach by his children, Hayden and Farris, as well as, countless others. Because of his humble nature, he had an uncanny ability to reach all people in a deep and positive way.

He attended Valdosta State University and graduated from Savannah Tech with a degree in Turf Management. His career in Golf Course Management began at Lavida Country Club in Savannah, Georgia. He further advanced his career in Jacksonville, Florida, at Sawgrass Country Club, Pablo Creek Club and finally Atlantic Beach Country Club where he proudly hosted two Web.Com Tour Championships.

Doug married his best friend Tammi Alford on November 14, 1992. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by Tammi; their children, Hayden Paul Sani and Farris Elizabeth Sani; his mother Elaine Sani, in-laws Tommy and Phyllis Alford; brother Brian Sani (Cindy Sani); sister Kim Sani; sister-in-law Tonya Alford (Michael Macias) and nieces and nephews Sydney Mikos, Dylan Mikos, Casey Sani and Bruce Harting; as well as their Godchildren Jake, Jada, Jared and Jessica Stipe. He was preceded in death by his “Pops”, Richard Paul Sani.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at The Church Eleven22 (Baymeadows location), 8133 Point Meadows Drive, Jacksonville. A Celebration of Life/Tailgate Party will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge, 2302 Sawgrass Road, Jacksonville Beach. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite football team apparel in honor of Doug’s passion for Georgia Bulldog Football.

The family would like to sincerely thank their work families, Atlantic Beach Country Club and Chets Creek Elementary for graciously planning and hosting the Tailgate Party.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tailgate Party Friday, September 13, 2019

Memories

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Jennie Stipe

September 13, 2019

Doug and Stan became fast friends in middle school and from that point a bond began that grew stronger over the years. We’ve had so many good times watching football games and eating Doug’s cooking which he was so good at. Doug was a caring and loyal person. He would pick Stan up and take him to work with him, go fishing and just hang out. He is also responsible for expanding my music knowledge through his many quizzes. He had a heart of gold. We are so grateful for the friendship we shared. He was a best friend. Doug, we love and miss you. Until we meet again, Stan and Jennie

Hoke Board

September 12, 2019

To the Sani family, I worked with Doug at Pabl Creek for six years, for two of those years, Doug I have to say helped keep me alive as I was going through a gut wrenching divorce. Everyday he would listen and he would provide me encouraging words. Doug was everybody's go to guy, he gavee healthy perspectives and support when he was called upon. I will always harbour appreciation and love for the Southern gentleman I knew as Doug Sani. Doug I will never forget you buddy...You were trully great...To me. My love to the Sani family. Doug I know lives in you guys and will always. Tammy, you and Doug provided great influence as a couple, I for one admired what y'all had and still have genuine love for one another. Really awesome stuff you guys...Thank you.. HOKE

Jim Kane

September 12, 2019

Will miss my friend eternally............

Steve Samaras

September 12, 2019

Tammi and family,

I am very sorry to hear about Doug. I worked with him at Pablo Creek and he was great guy. We kept saying we were going to get together for a beer but sadly that never happen.

May he rest in peace.

Steve Samaras

Linda Stipe

September 12, 2019

Sorry to hear about your loss. Doug was a fine young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
Dan and Linda Stipe

allan dye

September 12, 2019

When I was about to have knee replacement surgery, Doug called to tell me what to expect. He said "It's gonna hurt like hell, then they'll have you doing lots of PT. That'll hurt worse but I'm telling you to grit your teeth and stay with it. Call me if you become discouraged." I was grateful for his caring and straight talk.

Paige (Davis) McNeal

September 11, 2019

Doug was special. I have never seen him not smiling. He smiled with his mouth and his eyes! He was kind, friendly to everyone and funny. He was well loved and will be missed by so many.

Sending much love to Tammi and the entire family.

Shari Byrnside

September 11, 2019

I love seeing him
At the Gregg Allman concert, and not recognizing him because he wasn’t wearing the usual ball cap. I love the way he and Chris worked the concession stand at
Softball games, I love watching the Dawgs play with with him. I love annoying him in the Keys by cleaning up the kitchen before he was done cooking..... mostly I love how much he loved Laney ❤️🐾❤️

Tom Cowan

September 11, 2019

I will miss my Bulldog friend so much. My wife Patty (formerly Patty Winegeart)is a UGA grad and befriended Doug’s Mom many years ago in Avondale while dealing with toddlers. We know what a tragic loss this must be for you all. We wish you peace.

Chrisie Thornton

September 11, 2019

Tammi and Doug came to visit us when my brother was in the hospital after having open heart surgery. I will never forget it! Doug was a kind man who always thought of others!

FROM THE FAMILY