Daniel J. Harabin, 66, of Jessup and Royal Palm Beach, Fla., died Saturday at VNA Hospice Geisinger Community Medical Center.
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Born in Jessup, son of the late Michael and Catherine Jurgovsky Harabin, he was a graduate of Jessup High School, class of 1966. He also attended Penn State University. He was a decorated Army veteran, who was wounded during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart. He was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
He played guitar, and sang as the "Cat" in the band, Cat and the Fiddle. He was considered a "snowbird," residing in Florida the last 10 winters. He was involved with an acting group, the Village Players of the Palm Beaches, working as a lighting and sound technician. He was a founding member of Section 29 Athletic Club in Jessup.
He is survived by a brother, Michael, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Carolyn Cashuric and husband, Roger, Olyphant; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert.
As per Dan's wishes, cremation will take place at Sunlight Crematory.
The funeral will be Friday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, Queen of Angels Parish. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery, Jessup. Arrangements are by the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home.
Friends may call Friday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.margottafuneral
Louis M Margotta Funeral Home
511 Church St Jessup, PA 18434
Published in Scranton Times on June 16, 2014