Daniel G. Krahe, Sr., 66, of Erie, passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, August 14, 2014. A lifelong resident of Erie, he was born July 8, 1948, a son of Mary Mattis Krahe and the late Donald L. Krahe, Sr.
Daniel was a 1966 graduate of Cathedral Prep, and proudly served his country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War
, where he earned a Purple Heart
. He was a co-owner of Krahe Bros. Collision for 36 years, before retiring in 2013. Following retirement, he drove for the Hite Co., part-time.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and pleasure boating.
Daniel was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He was an avid boater, and loved Lake Erie and all that it had to offer. He was a two-time Commodore of the Presque Isle Yacht Club, and a member of the Erie Yacht Club, the International Order of the Blue Gavel, the American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Erie Maennerchor Club.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Krahe.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 44 years, Sharon Langdon Krahe; two daughters, Eryn Franos and her husband Scott and Shannon Krahe, all of Erie; one son, Daniel G. Krahe Jr. "DJ" of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Eugene Krahe and his wife Karen of Wattsburg, Donald L. Krahe Jr. and his wife Sheila of Erie, and Gerard Krahe and his wife Jane of Erie; two grandchildren, Morgan and Hayden Franos; many nieces and nephews; and many friends from many ports around Lake Erie.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to a prayer service there on Monday morning at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Erie Yacht Club's Reyburn Sailing School, PO Box 648, Erie, PA 16512.
Published in the Erie Times-News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014