Daniel K. Tantaros
Daniel K. Tantaros, son, brother, friend, and angel on earth passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Allentown, PA on December 12, 1981 at the same hospital he left us, Daniel filled many hearts with joy during his 31 years on earth. Though his condition characterized him as special needs - the word most fitting to describe Daniel was uniquely special. Daniel taught everyone who knew him more important life lessons than anyone could ever teach him: humility, loyalty, love, kindness and gentleness. Just being around him made you want to be a better person and helped put in perspective what really matters in life. He didnt get caught up in lifes petty squabbles or gossip, material goods or vanity, and never complained no matter how hard life was for him. Instead, Daniel remained positive and pure as he worked hard each day at First Niagara Bank (formerly known as East Penn Bank) along side his best friend and teacher, Greg Glosan. Daniel also volunteered at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church. In his career, Daniel was also employed by The Morning Call delivery and K-Mart, as well as Borders, where he was responsible for magazine organization. As a reward, Dan was allowed to read his favorite magazine, Architectural Digest. He had a love of classical music, especially Mozart, of animals and a love of pasta or a warm stack of pancakes. He kept everyones deepest secrets, because you knew you could trust him. Dan would never tell. He embodied a golden and pure heart, set an example for everyone whose life he touched and left an enormous void in the lives of everyone who knew him. Survivors:
He is survived by his mother, Barbara A. Tantaros of Emmaus; brother, Dean A. Tantaros and his wife, Magda, of Center Valley; sisters, Thea M. Tantaros of Emmaus and Andrea K. Tantaros of Manhattan; as well as his dearest friend and teacher, Gregory Glosan of Northampton. Daniel is also survived by his nephews, Andreas K. Tantaros, Vasilis A. Tantaros; niece, Alexia B. Tantaros. He was also predeceased by his father, Konstantinos A. Tantaros. Services:
Services will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA. Calling hours from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions:
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daniel K. Tantaros may be made to The Coplay House of Lifepath, Inc.