Sgt. Daniel J.
with the US Marine Corps died while serving his country in Sangin, Afghanistan. Dan was born April 30, 1985 in Canton to Frank and Kathy (Luke) Patron. He was a 2003 graduate of Perry High School. He joined the Marine Corps in 2003. Dan will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room. He and his wife, Cody, had hoped to start their family upon his return. Dan and Cody had a passion for saving animals. Dan leaves behind two rescue dogs, Hercules and Monster and their Great Dane, Beefy. Dan was fiercely loyal to all that he loved his country, his family, his fellow Marines, his school and his community. Dan was preceded in death by grandparents, Nickand Mary Patron and Robert Luke and his aunt, Patty (Tom) Maurer.
He is survived by his wife, Cody (Drace) Patron; his parents, Frank and Kathy Patron; a brother and sister-in-law, Matt and Meagan Patron; a niece, Mia Patron; and his grandmother, Ruth Luke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church; Fr. Kraynak will officiate. His final resting place will be Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. A scholarship has been established in honor of Sgt. Daniel J. Patron through Perry Local Schools, 4201 13th St. S.W., Massillon, OH 44646. Messages of support and sympathy can be sent to the family at
Published in The Repository on Aug. 11, 2011