Daniel Thomas Fogarty, 79, of Clarks Summit, died Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. His wife was the former Virginia E. Lachmann, who also died Monday morning. The couple had been married for 57 years.
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Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he was the son of the late Daniel T. and Mary Cannon Fogarty. He was a graduate of Bogota High School in Bogota, N.J., and was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving on the USS Macon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as traffic manager for Sandvik Steel Co. Daniel and his wife, Virginia were founding members of the Sandvik Retiree Association. He was also a member of the Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069.
Daniel was a loving father, grandfather and especially a wonderful husband who took such great care of his wife during her illness.
Surviving are a son, Kevin, Clarks Summit; four daughters, Keren Ann Miller and husband, Jeff, Jessup; Kelly Weaver and husband, Kenneth, Mountaintop; Kathy Fogarty, Clarks Summit; and Linda Durso and husband, Mike, Waymart; eight grandchildren, Devon and Daniel Fogarty, Alyssa and Lindsay Miller, Brittany Zeunges, Gabrielle, Brooke and Mikey Durso; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Zeunges; two nephews, Stephen and Jeffery Fogarty; and a niece, Donna McLaughlin.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Donald; and a sister, Alma Gingres.
A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, to be celebrated by Monsignor James McGarry, pastor, and concelebrated by the Rev. Robert McLaughlin, great-nephew. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a blessing service at 7:30 p.m., in the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To sign the online guest, book go to www.lawrenceeyoungfuner alhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 6, 2012