Doug Machado, 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Vacaville on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Doug was a longtime Fairfield resident, attended Fairfield Grammar School and graduated from Armijo High School in 1949. While in high school he excelled in football and track & field. He married his high school sweetheart in 1951 and served four years in the U.S. Navy as the ship’s barber. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he began his career as a barber; retiring after 50 years. During his early years in business he was an active member of the Fairfield Junior Chamber of Commerce. The JC’s sponsored many charitable events; he played football on their team and helped organize the annual rodeo. Doug was also an avid duck hunter.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Olivia; father, Joe; and sister, Lea.
He is survived by his wife, LaVerne; daughter, Denise Warhover, son-in-law, Paul; son, Ralph Machado and partner, Don Kellerhall; grandson, James Warhover; granddaughter, Melanie Jacobson (husband David); and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Avery Warhover and Cade and Cole Jacobson.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. and the service will be held on Friday, Oct. 12,2012, at 11 a.m., both at the Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Please sign the guestbook at www.bryanbraker.com.