GREENVILLE - Daniel A. "Dan" Nease Jr., age 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Dec. 30, 2012, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio.
Dan was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Gettysburg, Ohio, and the son of the late Daniel and Myrtle (Thomas) Nease Sr.
Dan worked as an accountant for many years following his graduation from Miami University in 1961. He retired from the Hobart Brothers Company in 1993. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Dan was assigned to the 4th Airways and Air Communications Service I & M Squadron in Freising, Germany.
He was an avid baseball fan throughout his life and competed in baseball, basketball and track while attending Gettysburg High School where he graduated in 1949. In his retirement years he could often be found on one of the local golf courses.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his dear wife Patty Lou "Pat" (Enochs) Nease of 51 years and by his three older brothers, Robert, Donald, and James Nease.
Dan is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Daisy Nease of Dayton, Ohio; a brother-in-law and sister, Donald and Janet Perkins of Huntington, Ind.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lester and Helen Enochs of Greenville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Betty Burk of Greenville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Rita Nease of Chesapeake, Va..; four stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A private entombment will be held at the Greenville Township Memorial Garden Mausoleum at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge conducting a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association or Hospice of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com