Daniel P. "Dan" Zalaznik

Daniel "Dan" P. Zalaznik

Age 47, born Sept. 9, 1965, died of cancer Dec 29, 2012, in Seattle, WA. He was cared for and surrounded by sister, Ryan Sheppard; brother, Stephen Zalaznik; Tim and Jill McGinnis, Dr. Jack and Vanessa Calabria. Survivors also include mother, Patricia Zalaznik; father, Will Zalaznik; brother, Robert Zalaznik, (Margle Boler, daughter Bing), Dan's many loyal friends knew his as a deep thinker and a gentle giant with a big heart. Dan was preceded in death by brother, Thomas. Dan was a poet, plumber, and a commercial fisherman in the Pacific Coastal waters for many years. The family wishes to thank Tim and Jill McGinnis and Dr. Calabria for their most generous care of Dan. Memorial donations may be sent to Northwest Harvest or charity of donor's choice.

A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis at Lakewood cemetery in the spring. Contact Ryan at rianarae@hotmail.com.

Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 13, 2013