Danial Reese

NAPLES, FL Danial "Danny" Reese (born Reese Danial Blankenship) 61, passed away suddenly on April 28, 2013. Danny was born in Havre de Grace, Md., to Helen Sullivan Blankenship and the late Reese J. Blankenship and grew up in Delta. He was a 1969 graduate of Kennard-Dale High School in Fawn Grove, where he was an all-state sprinter for the track team. Danny began his successful career as an on-air radio personality on WNOW in York, and then moved on to WPOC (Old Blue Eyes), WITH, and WCAO in the Baltimore, Md., market. After 20 years in the radio industry, Danny then moved into the public relations, insurance, mortgage and sales fields. Danny is survived by his loving wife, Ronni. They relocated from MD to Naples in 2005 to enjoy the FL sunshine and lifestyle. Danny never lost his passion for music. He brought his high school rock and roll band, Sites 'N Sounds, together in May, 2010 to perform once again for their MD/PA fans, and they continue to reunite twice a year for performances there. In 2011, Danny joined the Fort Myers-based classic rock band, Redemption, as their front man, and they performed throughout Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Matlacha, and Naples. Danny is also survived by his loving children, Lauren Reynolds of Abingdon, Md., and Adam Reynolds of Baltimore, Md. He also leaves behind his mother, Helen Blankenship; devoted brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Denise Blankenship; and sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Randy King, all from Stewartstown; along with many nieces and nephews. "DR" will continue to rock on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. A celebration of his life and a memorial service were held in Naples. A memorial service for family and friends near Danny's childhood home will be announced in the near future. Online condolences may be made at www.fullernaples.com

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 3, 2013