Daniel J. "Danny" Kivler

Obituary
  • "God bless Kivler Family Dan (Stick) was always a good..."
    - Bob Buchowski
  • "To Suzanne and family, Sorry for the passing of Danny, he..."
    - RICK HARTLEY
  • "Rest In Peace Danny"
    - Robert Wondoloski Jr

Mr. Daniel J. "Danny" Kivler, 62, a resident of Church Road, Nuangola Borough of Rice Twp., entered into eternal life on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in the comfort of his residence, surrounded by his loving family following a prolonged illness.

Born Aug. 7, 1956, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son to the late Harry and Anna Kivler. He was educated in the Hanover Area schools and furthered his education by attaining college courses toward his vocation.

Until illness caused his early retirement, Daniel was employed as a heat and frost insulator by Local 38, of Wilkes-Barre, where he previously served as an instructor in the union hall's apprentice program. Prior to that, he worked at Susquehanna nuclear energy plant in Berwick.

In his spare time, Daniel took pride in tending to his many gardens at the home over the years. He is remembered as being a loving husband, father, step-father and grand pop who provided for his family.

He and his wife, Suzanne E. Leonard, celebrated 22 years of life together on Jan. 11 of this year.

In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by several sisters and a brother.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Suzanne E. Leonard, at home; the couple's children, including Daniel G. Kivler and his companion, Emily Baranowski, at home; Stephen Leonard and his companion, Samantha Elmy, also at home; Katlynn Leonard and her companion, Michael Siley, Mountain Top; stepson, Christopher and his companion, Brittany, Nanticoke; and Kevin Kivler; grandchildren, Max Anthony and Hannah Celia; sister, Mrs. Ruth Platt, Tunkhannock; brother-in-law, Eugene George, the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre; and several nieces, nephews, fellow union members and dear friends.

Memorial funeral services for Daniel will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Friday from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St.

Relatives and friends may join Daniel's family for visitation and remembrances from 3 p.m. until the time of services.

Danny's family would like to gratefully acknowledge the staff of Celtic Healthcare home hospice for the exceptional care they gave to the entire family in his final days.

In lieu of floral tributes, Dan's family would be humbled if those contemplating a monetary donation in his memory, kindly consider the Mesothelioma Research foundation of America at www.mesorfa.org/support/giveinmemory.php.

To share with Suzanne and the family words of comfort, perhaps a fond remembrance of Dan or for further information, please visit our family's website at www.johnvmorrisfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 8, 2018