Bridgewater- Armando G. Datuin, 62, died peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at home with his family. Born in Manila, Philippines, Armando lived the past 26 years in Bridgewater. He was a financial advisor and worked for NY Life in Edison. He is predeceased by his father, Armand Datuin. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 45 years, Ana Marie (Regaliza) Datuin; children, Michael Angelo Datuin and wife, Sunshine of Philippines, Marjorie Datuin of Manville, Maria Christene Datuin of Bridgewater, Mark Anthony Datuin and wife, Trinna of Las Vegas, Mary Grace Ward and husband, Christopher of Somerset, Michelle Ann Datuin and husband, Jericho Manghindan of Pennsauken; mother, Erlinda (Granados) Datuin of Bridgewater; siblings, Bonifacio, Carlitos, Daniel, Rosalinda and Eduardo and 11 cherished grandchildren.
Armand, who was better known by those closest to him as "Tito/Kuya Boy", "daddy", or "Lolo" loved and cherished his time with his family, especially his wife and childhood sweetheart, Ana Marie. Although he never did it professionally, he was an extraordinary chef and everyone in the family loved his signature dishes. Family gatherings/conversations were often filled with the roar of his deep laughter only matched by the laughter of his family that was most likely caused by him and his jokes. He enjoyed and spent most of his time praising his lord and savior, Jesus Christ whether through singing along to praise and worship songs at home, reading the word and doing his daily devotional, or leading bible studies, he was utterly dedicated to his faith and most importantly, to God. He attended Zarephath Christian Church for 11 years where he found and formed some of the strongest friendships of his life, specifically with his men's group as well as his marriage group. Armand's physical presence on this earth will be sorely missed by those who had the honor of knowing him however, his family and friends find solace, confidence and comfort in knowing that he is finally free of pain and dancing and rejoicing with his heavenly father.