There are no words to express the sorrow of Dan's passing. He was a man with many stories, and will live in our hearts through all the wonderful tales of his life.
Elizabeth and Don Snell
Dear Karen, Frank, and Kari:
It's a big shock to be informed of your great loss! I still remember visiting with you all on New Year Eve, 2011, at your home in Juneau. After dinner we all moved to the living room, settling down on the sofa,having enjoyable conversations, watching the TV and waiting for the magnificent Sphere to fall at Time Square at midnight. I particularly enjoyed talking with Daniel. He struck me as one of the most Friendlist,Interesting,Affectionate,
Intelligent and Gentlest Souls on Earth! No wonder people from all over the places are going to miss him! Guess what they say is true: Sometimes God brings home early the best and the brightest! Please accept my deepest condolenses!
Hearing of Dan's death has put me in a state of tremendous sadness and confusion. Dan's view of life and his philosophies on reality provoked many in-depth conversations that inspired much contemplation and reflection. I was very fortunate to live with Dan for a whole summer and part of a winter as he took care of a friends apartment below mine. At first, I didn't know what to make of the crazy creature that would take naps in the middle of the driveway and brew very strong batches of ginger beer (a recipe found on a BBCs rasta mouse episode). As Dan and I became better and better friends I found another truth seeker whose eccentricity was equal if not above mine. I cannot express the grief I feel over him dropping his body at such an early age. My heart goes out to his family. I can only hope that dan continues to help each of us to ask and discover the meaning of life and what it means to be human. I love you Dan. See you on the flip side.
Dan was a great friend. When my dog died last winter, Dan was the best friend to have. He was his usual, very unique character, but he was the greatest person to have at my side. His wisdom often surprised me. His care and love for all others, as well as his remarkable wit, I will always remember. Take care, my friend.
I'm so so so sorry to hear about your loss. He seemed like an all around great guy. May the God of all comfort guard your hearts during as you await the day when" death will be swallowed up forever. "(Isaiah25:8)
Sail on my dear brother. I will forever love and miss you. Thanks for all the great conversations and great fried food.
I'm so sad to hear this news. You will be surely missed by so many of us
Daniel worked as a bike guide for us at Cycle Alaska for a couple of seasons and he was a one of a kind guy. The folks loved his informative sometimes crazy way of delivering our "talks" about the natural world of Juneau. I am so sorry that he has left this earth but know that he lived a full life his way. Peace to the Glass family who raised a unique soul who touched many people.
I am a fellow grad student and a former teacher of Dan's... He was super smart, curious and always had interesting, offbeat and kooky things to say that made us all laugh and think. I'm very sorry that the world is now without him, but glad that he lived a life he loved. My heart goes out to everyone missing Dan today and always.
Sorry to here of your lost and will keep your family uplifted in prayer.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Daniel, Kari and You Karen from Gastineau school. joy Baker
Dan was first and foremost a kind and thoughtful friend. I haven't seen him in years and yet I realized that I always think of Dan in some way - whether its by reading a book that he had loved, drinking out of the mug he gave me for my birthday, or just remembering something he had said. Dan, you were a sweet, wonderful friend and you will be so missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Mr. and Mrs. Glass, Richard and Kari.
"A life is not important except for the impact that it has on other's lives." Jackie Robinson-- Dan's life WILL remain important for it's impact! Kathryn Herriott Hunt (Mother of Ian C. Herriott-Dan's Friend)
Frank and family. I was so saddened to read this. Nothing is worse than losing a child. My heart goes out to you and your wife. I don't know if you remember me but I worked with you at Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission in 1975. It's been a very long time but I still recognize names and faces. God bless you and your family and know that he is resting in the arms of our Lord.
As one of my brother's best friends, you were always there, Dan. When I think about the early days, you're always in them some how. Camping, hiking, scouts, there you are. I'm sorry for all the times I was a little brat. There's never been another person even remotely like you, and there never will be. Always the man, Dan.
I am so very sad for you and your family. I wish I had know Daniel. You were always telling me exciting things he was doing and how smart he was. Such a tragedy for you all. God Bless you and God Bless Daniel-
There was no one like Dan. He was always full of entertainment and information. He looked at life from a different perspective and wasn't afraid to call it like he saw it.
The world lost an amazing individual and I am deeply saddened by his passing. Even though we were not as close as we were a few years ago I always got a big smile on my face when I would run into him around Fairbanks. He was infectious that way, you had to smile around him. Resistance was futile.
Thoughts go out to his family.... there are no words.....
He will be missed
daniel, you were one of the most interesting and energetic people i've ever known. tree forts, sledding, buoy swings, bike jousting, yard camping and sandy beach will always remind me of you.
Dirk and I are so sorry. Our deepest condolences for this terrible loss.
Dan was one of the most brilliant, insane, wonderful people I know I will ever be fortunate enough to meet. So thankful that I did, and shared in his life for a time. Our thoughts and love are with his family.
We only met Daniel a few times, but remember him as a one-of-a-kind, easy going, affable guy who enjoyed his life and lived it well. He would've gone everywhere in the world - probably two or three times - if he'd made it to old age. Rest in peace, Daniel.
Dear Karen and Frank, my heart goes out to you. Brita
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Karen, Frank and the entire family. Daniel was one of a kind.
I don't know what to say, I feel like there are no words that can do you justice. You are and will always be my brother, one of my dearest best friends! I love you Daniel!!! xoxo
Dan was my freshman roomie in college and after that a best friend that a cannot replace. I had plans to go adventuring with him when I came back to AK. Dan, I miss you too much, and I'll always keep a pic of you on my wall. Float on bro, stay smart and cool.
I have never met Handsome Dan (that's what they called him). When my son Cody talks about his unique friend with tears rolling and a red face full of sadness. He describes him exciting, one of a kind, sets his own trends and a good friend. My heart goes out to the family of Handsome Dan, (that's what they called him) and the many people who lives where touched by this man of adventure. May God bless you.
Dan was a sweet guy and extraordinarily helpful with field work and around the lab. I am glad I knew him and I am sorry that he is gone.
I am so sorry for your loss. His memory will live on in our hearts.
Miss you forever Handsome Dan.
Daniel was truly one of a kind. He touched my life and my heart, he is missed already. I'm so sorry his family and friends lost such a unique,smart, funny and special person. There's no forgetting Handsome/Crazy Dan.
Karen and Frank, our hearts ache for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear about Daniel. My thoughts are with his family and those who loved him.