Douglas Charles Fiore, 76, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at Adventist Health Sonora the evening of Jan. 7, 2019, with friends and family by his side.
Doug was the son of an artisan bricklaying Italian immigrant, Carmelo (Charles) Fiorentino (Fiore), and German immigrant Louise (Spatz/Meyer) Fiore. He was born in Colusa, on Aug. 21, 1942. His childhood and early teens were spent in Willows where his father built brick bungalows. Like his father, Doug worked in construction most of his life and helped build numerous homes in Tuolumne County, including the original Gibbs Ranch off of Racetrack Road. Doug was also an entrepreneur, he and his former spouse Kathy owned Kathy’s Country Store on Washington Street.
Doug had a zeal for motorcycles and he also had an endless passion for cars. He attended and volunteered at numerous car shows around the county, and he was one of the founders of the Mother Lode Corvette Club, spending many adventurous fun filled weekends with fellow club members traveling in their prized Corvettes.
If Doug wasn’t comfy in his chair by the fire and engrossed in a good book, he could be found amongst one of his projects; working on his car(s) or around his house and garden. He loved antiques, and would spend hours tinkering on found relics.
Doug was quite a charmer, a bit of a ladies’ man, loved to dance, and attend the theater. He was a man of his word; a snappy dresser; sharp witted; a direction giver; a list maker; and a steadfast friend always willing to lend a hand.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Fiore; his older brother, Mike Green; and his former spouse, beloved friend Kathy Fiore. Doug is survived by his son, Troy Fiore and his wife, Cathy; stepdaughter, Lisa Verbeck; three grandchildren, Holly Fiore, Austin Fiore, and Evan Wooldridge; niece, Sabina Fiore; nephews, Michael Green and Anthony Green; and his brother, Dennis Fiore. Doug also leaves behind many other family members and lifelong friends who will sadly miss him.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Sierra Senior Providers Meals on Wheels program, (209) 533-2622.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tuolumne Sheriff's Posse Clubhouse on Rawhide Road, Jamestown. Please bring your cool ride to honor Doug’s love of hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles.