To all of Dan's wonderful friends who shared memories of him--thank you so much. You have no idea how much your thoughts of our son mean to us. We do so appreciate your sharing. When we think of him (which is most of the time) we also think of you and wish all of you the very best.
--Joe and Mary Dillingham
It is strange how our minds work and what can trigger different memories and thoughts. Before March 5, 2013, I would come out of the parking garage downtown right across the street from DART. I would have a brief happy thought of you and Cristy. I would think I wonder how they are. I need to call. After March 5, 2013 I would think OMG I will never see big Dan behind the wheel of a DART bus. Even though he was now in a supervisory capacity there could still be a slight chance I would see him. Now I know you will not be driving a DART bus but I still look. It has almost been a year and you are still missed. Especially, by beautiful Cristy and your Mom & Dad. Every day I pray that it hurts a little less for them.
My love, my soulmate. I miss you dearly. Every day without you is more surreal than the next. We'll be together again. I love you so much.
I am so sorry for the loss. I, like Tony, served with Dan on the Mohawk. Like Tony, nothing but good memories. Dan had a unique spirit and you couldn't dislike him if you tried. I'm tearing up.
I Served with Daniel In the US Coast Guard , Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk ( WMEC-913) in Key West Florida as Fire Control Technicians. This is a tremendous shock for me and I am sorry for the loss of Daniel. If a Family member wants to contact me, please do so. I had nothing but good memories with Daniel during my Time on the Mohawk.
My heart goes out to your family! I haven't seen Danny since high school, and with our reunion coming up, our class is remembering him dearly!
I've suffered the loss of a spouse myself, there are just no words. I pray God wraps his comforting arms around you and all who knew him, to help you in this time of loss.
My last talk with Dan was that Monday after the Super Bowl. We talked about him returning to school after the Iron Man Event. I promised him new drum sticks at graduation. I gave my friend his drum sticks on Sunday, March 10, 2013. I hear you Dan.
Cristy and Family -
Tim and I were sad to hear the news about Dan.
We still remember when he proposed and your wedding. Your small intimate wedding inspired ours. It was so apparent how close you two were and I'm hoping those good times and wonderful memories will bring you comfort in the days and months ahead.
He will be remembered as a wonderful person! RIP Dan
Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy and prayers,
You've been on my heart since we learned of the news. Much love and great big hugs coming from me and all of your SWA Family.
Cristy, you are in my thoughts. May his love sustain you forever.
You will be deeply missed by your coworker at DART. R.I.P. #1221
You will be missed. R.I.P. #1221.
For you Christy,
I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.
We are praying for you and your family.
Dan(white chocolate) you will be missed..may GOD comfort your loves ones,friends,and co-workers(DART)at this time..RIP.
Dan, rest in peace, you will be miss. It's a sad day losing a good co-worker that I helped train.
Dan, You were the best training buddy anybody could ever wish for. Always positive, always encouraging, always leaving me looking forward to the next time. But much beyond that, I'm so thankful, though as short as it was, I was able to call you my friend. Big Guy, I will miss you very badly. Cristy, My heart breaks for you.
I am deeply saddened by this passing. Dan was a great man and liked by all who knew him. I will miss his smile & friendly disposition. The best thing at the end of the day is his smile when I come in from route and am exhausted. May GOD's peace surround his family in this hour and keep them safe in the knowledge that Dan is safe & waiting for them in Heaven. Rest In Peace.
Kevin Stokes #26305
A limb has fallen from the Dart family tree.Good Nite Dan see you later.Dallas Area Rapid Transit.We love you!
22490 nancy rocker, truly a good guy.
I will miss talking baseball with him. He was a good guy so sad to here about this.
REST IN PARADISE DAN
Daniel, My Heart is Still Heavy from Your Passing. I'll Never Forget You My Favorite CoWorker, Brother and Friend. You were always the Driver/ Supervisor who kept Me Grounded and Encouraged. My Prayers Go Out to Your Wife, Family and Friends. ThankYou for just being You and Always Remaining the Same. You will Truly Be Missed by Many. My Prayer is that in the Days to Come, Your Family/Friends will Be at Peace knowing You are in Heaven Above Looking Down us and ReAssuring Us that You're Ok. Rest in Paradise Brother. ThIs is Not Goodbye, but, I'll See You on the other Side.. Peace and Blessings.. Much Love..
Dan was a great guy. He will be missed.
Dan was a GOOD Co-Worker, as an operator and a supervisor, He was easy going and always had an Upbeat attitude. He will be Dearly Missed !!!
I worked with Dan at Dart/Northwest Division. This was a big shock for me because I was one of the Operators that help him out when had his incident 10 days ago. My prayers go out to you and your family. I really thought he was doing fine. Just remember God only called his angels home. Rest in peace Dan. May god blessed you.
From: #22444 Tonisine Avery. Words can't express how i feel right now but i do know you will truly be miss!! Thank you for you time here on this Earth, and for saying my name right. R.I.P Dan the Man!!!!
I was a co-worker & am sorry for the loss of this kind and special person. He always kept a smile on his face. His special vibe will be missed. Prayers to family & friends.
What a great guy! He had a smile on his face all the time, made everyone feel like his friend. No one can explain or comprehend Dan's loss but hopefully the shared memories will help in the dark moments. Cristy, you are loved and anything your friends or coworkers can do, let us help.
I worked with Daniel's mother for many years. My heart goes out to you and his parents. Prayers to help you all get through this.
Cristy, as you know I'm lost for words. But I do know its all a part of GODs ultimate plan. Dan was a true friend, co worker and brother. He will be missed dearly, but definitely not forgotten. Dano you got me on this Mark-Up and can't be bumped. Rest well my friend until we meet again. BC3
Cristy, my heart hurts for you.
Cristy - I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! Much LUV my friend!
Cristy, you are in our thoughts and prayers as well. Let us know if you need anything.
Dan was a great bass player, and had an amazing stage presence! He was a very creative song writer, and was very driven and encouraging to the rest of the band to stay on task, and strive to be our best. I am thankful for the time I was able to play with Dan, and my heart goes out to his wife and family.
Dan was such an amazing person, and his love and admiration for his wife was something all men should aspire to have in their lives. His positive energy and gentle spirit will be so very missed by all he interacted with. My heart breaks for Cristy and the family. It's so incredibly sad to lose anyone but especially to lose someone so young just beginning the best part of his life.
Cristy - You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
An incredible person who enjoyed life and his wonderful wife - my heart breaks for both of you. So sorry.