Damian Wesler Obituary, Death – Damian Wesler of Englewood, New Jersey has passed away. Early on, Damian worked on his family’s KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, sugar cane, avocado, and citrus farms. He once had a zebra as a pet when he was younger. Damian enrolled at Hilton College, private boys boarding school with a 150-year history when he was eight years old.
Children of farmers were used to doing this in rural places. In a number of sports, including rugby, cricket, horse jumping, and golf, Damian excelled. He was a passionate and committed sportsman. During his sunny winter vacations with his family, he took pleasure in fly fishing and mountain climbing in the Drakensberg region. Stories about his uncle Dustin Farrell, a lieutenant who died in a Spitfire during World War II at the age of 19, inspired him.
He was motivated by such tales and helped his father, Brian Farrell, fly bush planes. Damian also loved to ski. He performed in local community theater productions on stage with his mother, Margaret Farrell. The Hilton College flag is being flown at half-mast as a tribute to Damian and as a sign of respect.
Some of Damian’s sketches were given by a South African neighbor who also planted sugar cane and was an architect. Damian remarked, “When I was a kid, I always found his drawings to be pretty engaging. I would read about them for hours. I’ve been certain that I want to be an architect since I was five years old. My school’s guidance counselors tried to persuade me to consider other options, but I had my habits.
After receiving his Master of Architecture from the University of Natal in Durban in 1985, Damian spent two years working for an architectural firm there. He chose to seek sommelier training because of his passion for South African wines. After migrating to America, he later hosted a regular gathering of like-minded followers on the porch of his Fairdene home. Damian got the renowned Des Baker Award for Design during his senior year of college for a design he produced for a global missionary organization.