WELLSVILLE - Mr. Daniel P. English, 76, passed away serenely Saturday (Dec. 7, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
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Mr. and Mrs. Vincent English welcomed son Daniel into the world Feb. 21, 1937, in Buffalo.
Daniel attended and graduated from Buffalo's Kensington High School in 1955. He then worked a series of area jobs and concurrently served in the U.S. Army Reserve, attaining the rank of specialist. A degree in business administration from Erie Community College soon followed.
In 1966, Daniel married Carol Schrader, and thereafter, he moved to Wellsville. In 1971, their son, Richard, was born, currently a resident of Charleston, S.C. David followed in 1974, and he currently resides in Ithaca.
In Wellsville, Mr. English steadfastly worked for more than three decades as a postal carrier. Accordingly, he swiftly grew to prefer the friendly nature of his adopted small town.
A former cityboy, Daniel enjoyed a lifelong affinity for Wellsville's pastoral charm. He keenly favored the tranquility of a springtime creek-bed fossil hunt. Most of all, Daniel developed a lifelong passion and expertise in local Native American arrowheads and culture. To him, a farmer's freshly plow field was an undiscovered countryside museum. Daniel loved and relished reading history, coin collecting, travel, unforgivable puns, his pets, friends and his family.
His wife, Carol; two sons, Richard (Lisa) and David; and a sister, Marion (Phil) Fiorentine of St. James, survive him.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 3 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013) at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. A service of remembrance and celebration will be held at 3 p.m. in the church, with burial to be held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.
Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials in Daniel's name may be given to the SPCA or Trinity Lutheran Church-Outreach. To leave online condolences, visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
J W Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc
34 W State St Wellsville, NY 14895
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013