We heard of Daniel's death last Saturday night at Jake's in Monticello... the remainder of the evening tears just ran down my face, they would not stop... this news hit us very hard. What a joy and a remarkable young man he was. We only knew Daniel casually - over this summer up at Jake's. Yet his death has rocked my world... I know it must be a terrible loss for you and your family!! Please know there was something about Daniel... charismatic, loving, funny and so vibrant and alive - a great kid. He touched us, he touched our lives... and we miss him! We went up to say good-bye to Daniel this Labor Day weekend before Jake's closed for the year... we were going to have our picture taken with him and make plans to stay in touch... The week before Daniel shared pics of a black lab he had found and was so excited to give this pup a home and his love. We laughed and talked and at one point he put his arms around my husband and I's shoulders and said "
I love you guys!" What a great kid! WE have learned that Daniel made
MANY people feel as special as he made us feel. We loved him too. Please know he remains in our thoughts daily and our heart goes out to you during this time of loss.
Ruth & Mark Stevens, Monticello