Daniel Bires

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KANE - Daniel J. Bires, 76, of 9 N. Hillside Ave., Ludlow, passed away suddenly on Friday morning (July 26, 2013) in the emergency room at Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 15, 1937 in Ludlow, he was a son of the late John and Mary Steffan Bires. On June 28, 1956, he married Arlene "Cubby" Irwin, who preceded him in death in 2010.
Dan was a self-employed plumber. He was the Ludlow fire chief for many years and also served as past president of the Ludlow Fire Department.
He was a member and past president of the Ludlow Water Association, a past manager of Wildcat Park and a former Boy Scout leader. He was a member of the Ludlow Sportsman's Club and helped operate the Ludlow Sewage Treatment Plant.
Surviving are two daughters, Chris (Leland) Swanson and Colleen (Brian) Bastow, both of Ludlow; a son, Jay Bires of San Antonio, Texas; five grandsons, Dan (Tina) Swanson, Ben (Trisha) Swanson, Adam (Katy) Dase, Zach Dase and  Blain Bastow; one granddaughter, Brandy Tillery; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Bires and George Bires; and a sister, Martha Rambish.
A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ludlow VFD.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cummings Funeral Home Inc., Kane.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com
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Kane, PA 16735
(814) 837-8370
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Published in The Bradford Era from July 27 to Aug. 4, 2013
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