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Daniel Alexander Podpaly, at 56 years young, was called home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2018; following a courageous 2-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Podpaly of Warsaw; his son, Noah Daniel Podpaly of Warrenton; stepchildren, Shannon Glosser of Denver, CO; Louie Catrett of Jacksonville, NC; Alex Catrett of Ruther Glen; Brittanie Clement of San Diego, CA and Adam Coffman of New Bern, NC. He is also survived by his loving parents, Alex and Joanne Podpaly of Montross; his sister, Tina Meline of Coles Point, and her daughters, Melanie and Aimee Meline; his sister, Cherie Henry and husband, PJ, of Sterling, and their children, Teagan Henry and William Holden; and many other extended family members by whom he will be deeply missed.
Dan was a generous individual with a giving heart. He loved his family and friends with the same enthusiasm and passion he had for cars, guitar playing, and the Washington Redskins. Dan attended St. John's College High School in Washington DC and George Mason University in Fairfax. He was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Montross, and worked for Marathon TS, in Kilmarnock.
Always an optimist, Dan's spirit for life never failed him. His bright blue eyes twinkled when he flashed that infectious and unforgettable grin that will forever remain in our hearts. He lived life to the fullest and we are blessed to have been a part of the dash between the day he entered this world and the day he left it.
A Celebration of Dan's life will be held on September 8, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 5598 Neenah Rd, Montross, VA 22520 with a reception to follow.
The family would like to thank the compassionate team from Hospice of Virginia. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to The Hope Foundation, Hospice of Virginia, Executive Director, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA, 22560 which will support continuation of their mission to provide compassionate, expert care to patients and their families.

Feel no guilt in laughter, he'd know how much you care,
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to.
He'd hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say
Will suddenly capture a time, an hour, a day,
That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,
And fills you with the feeling that he is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And he will live forever locked safely within your heart.
Published in Northern Neck Group on Sept. 13, 2018
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