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Robert Jacob Daso

May 6, 1937 — July 9, 2023

Robert (Bob) Daso resident of Burleson,Texas, formerly of Livermore, California, Strongsville, Ohio and Berea, Ohio passed away on July 9, 2023, of acute chronic respiratory failure surrounded by family and friends. He was 86 years old. Robert was the third of three children. Laverna Filina, and Lois Ann Bedford precede him in death.

Growing up Robert’s family lived in Berea, Ohio until moving to Strongsville, Ohio in Robert’s middle school years (eighth grade). Strongsville High School was a combined middle and high school serving students in grades seven through twelfth grade. He enjoyed attending the small-town school and being a part of a class of fewer than 50 students.

After graduating from high school in 1955, Robert voluntarily enlisted in the US Army. In the Army Robert was trained as a dental assistant. Robert’s most pleasant memories of his time in the military were of his time spent time in Japan. He was grateful for the travel afforded by his time in the military.

After an honorable discharge, Robert joined his sister (Lois Ann Daso-Bedford), and brother-in law (Robert Bedford) and their young family in White Settlement, Texas. Robert used his GI Bill to help pay for schooling at Texas Christian University (T.C.U.) where he majored in Business Finance and received his bachelor’s degree in 1963. After graduating from TCU, Robert made the decision to make Burleson, Texas his home.

In the early 1970s Bob enrolled in Cosmetology School. For five years he rented chairs in other salons, as he learned the business. In 1977 he decided to put his business finance degree to use and open his own hair salon at 2917 Walton in Fort Worth, Texas. His salon was called “Westcreek Hair Fashions” and was in the new Westcreek Strip Mall. He developed a reputation as an expert in the latest hair trends. His salon employed five hairstylists and receptionists. Robert became known as an exceptional hair stylist, often freelancing his talents to the local theater “Casa Manana” where he styled hair for many celebrities including Debbie Reynolds, and Chita Rivera.

After selling his hair salon business in the early 1980s Bob held numerous jobs. Some of these included training hairdressers, selling Nexxus hair products, and helping out at a friend’s restaurant as a host. The last paying job he held was as a landman researching, and negotiating mineral rights with property owners. Robert truly was a Jack of all trades, and his charm and charisma made him successful in all fields in which he dabbled.

Robert was always an animal lover. Once settled in Burleson he raised chickens, cats, dogs and even a pet pig for a short time. He was involved in breeding Arabian horses on his property, later deciding dogs would be easier to handle. According to Bob the most important thing in life was relationships. He believed “dogs, horses, and people (in that order)” were the most deserving of his love.

Robert was a devoted son and caregiver to his parents until their passing. His father, Clifford Daso passed in 1974, and mother, Dorothy Roche-Daso, passed twenty-five years later in 1999. The love that Robert showed his parents was immeasurable.

Throughout his life Robert loved to travel whether it be by cruise ship, airplane, or car. He always had a fun trip to look forward to. He enjoyed exploring new places, visiting with his family and friends.

The biggest revelation of Robert’s life was his sobriety which began in 1987. He carried the message of serenity achieved by living a sober life to thousands of people in Texas, and California and throughout all the states he visited. He believed personal calmness and serenity could be achieved by prioritizing sober living. He carried this message in the numerous meetings he would attend throughout Texas and in his travels. In Robert’s later years he volunteered his time at many rehabilitation hospitals and recovery centers. Robert truly loved the time he spent helping others. He hoped that his family and friends would learn from his experience and encouraged others to “love yourself, so you don’t give a shit if anyone else loves you.”

Robert leaves behind many sponsees, grand-sponsees, friends, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. The most important value Robert wanted to pass on to his family and friends was “to be grateful for what you have (or once had), not what you don’t have”. It was his hope that those that knew and loved him would remember to live their lives always remembering these words: “Kindness Matters”.
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