Daniel "“Dan”" Moreno
1952 - 2021
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Daniel "Dan" Moreno, 68, of Jacksonville Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021 after a brief yet courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at home with his family by his side. Dan was born on July 17, 1952, in Baltimore, MD, the son of John and Wanda Moreno. After Holy Rosary Grammar School and graduating from Baltimore City College in 1971, Dan attended the University of Baltimore before completing his apprenticeship with The Slaysman Co. in Little Italy for his life-long career as a machinist where he also worked for Clark Machine, E.J. Codd and Co., and General Motors (GM), a career that spanned more than 25 years.
Dan met his bride and best friend, Dorothy Moreno (Nowakowski) in Fells Point and wed in 1976 before moving to Essex where they settled down to raise their children, John and Jennifer. Dan and Dorothy later moved to Queenstown, MD and enjoyed cold beer, cookouts with friends, and crabbing the Wye River for 21 years.
Dan's second careers as a driver for Gillespie and Sons Inc. of Chestertown brought him much joy, as did his devotion to Freemasonry through the Coats Lodge No. 102 of Easton where he earned his 32nd degree. Dan was also a member of Maryland Rod and Gun in Cambridge where he had many friends and fond memories. In late 2020, Dan and Dorothy fulfilled their lifelong dream of living on the beach when they moved to Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Dan was a strong, deeply private yet gentle soul. His love for his family and commitment to friendship will be forever remembered.
Dan leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Moreno; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Jessica Moreno of Waxahachie, TX and grandson Daniel Moreno of Burleson, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and CDR Matthew Olson, USN of Anacortes, WA; his brother and wife, Richard and Denise Moreno of Rosedale, MD; niece and goddaughter, Selina Moreno; and countless cherished friends and coworkers to include Joe and Pat Rittini of Little Italy; Hank and Gerry Fabazak of Berlin; Danny Lasek of Millersville; and Wes Crabtree of Rockhall of whom he considered a brother. Dan is preceded in death by his loving grandmother Martha Gajewski; parents, John and Wanda Moreno of Essex; and grandson, Matthew Moreno, of Burleson, TX along with his two close friends Tony Conetti of Dundalk and Mike McGowen of Glen Burnie.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Florida in Dan's memory.

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Published in The Beaches Leader from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2021.
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June 4, 2021
Dan made me part of the family and treated me like a son. We had many experiences catching crab, cooking crab, grilling and hanging out by the shed at the scenic Queenstown home. Every time we visited, we would make "secret" trips to various locations which I always loved. These would start with "let's take a ride." I learned after the first one to not ask where we are going because it would usually end with "just get in the truck." This was Dan's humor which I loved. Then it was a sausage trip to Baltimore, Rockfish pickup in an random parking lot, fresh crabs off the boat in Kent Island, or monster Bay oysters from a friend. We shared many rides in the truck together and those times I'll never forget. Dan's family has been nothing but wonderful to me. Dorothy is a blessing and treats me so well. Brother John is just that, my brother and we are close. Obviously Jen is my love and we have been happily married for 15 years. I learned a lot from Dan, things the Navy and my own experiences didn't teach me. I'm deeply sorry for the loss and I think about him very often. The past year limited our opportunity to visit and I really would have loved to "get in the truck" with him in Jacksonville Beach. Of course, that truck was sold so "get in the truck" would have been a walk on the beach. We both would have loved that. God bless the Moreno family as we look at the good times and cherish his memory.
Matt Olson
June 1, 2021
Gone too soon! What a good man to the love of his life, my friend Dottie, to his cherished children John and Jennifer, and his grandchildren. Hardworking, best provider, and was loving life. Accomplished everything he set out to do. Now, he is at peace, happy and content. He has done it all with a smile on his face. Until we meet again my friend - Beverly Page
Beverly Page
May 6, 2021
Danny I will always remember laughing about Your Daughter painting Your toenails !!! I will always remember You smile ...Rest in Peace Danny . Ted G.
Ted G.
May 4, 2021
Deepest Condolences to the family of Daniel. Dottie I’m so sorry for your loss. It has been many years since the flower shop. I do wish you peace and condolences at your time of great personal sadness and loss. Godspeed to you and your family. Bobby
Bobby Rasinski
May 2, 2021
RIP Uncle Danny. We are shocked to hear about your passing, and wished we could have said goodbye.
Love, Kathy Olszewski Telford & John
Kathy Telford
May 2, 2021
He was my rock, my best friend, and my Daddy. Rest In Peace, see you on the other side. Please watch over us, give Matthew a kiss, and find a way to tell Mom that you love her and that everything will be ok.

Love your Little Princess,
Jen Olson
May 2, 2021
Ms Dot, John and Jennifer
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr Dan was always there for my dad (Tony) even after retiring from GM. I know they are in heaven together getting in to something whether it’s right or wrong. Sending lots of love and hugs.
Love Always
Samantha Canneti- Amberman
Samantha Canneti- Amberman
April 28, 2021
In honor of you Dan and earth day we planted a tree . We celebrate you , the memories, and wonderful life you had and made . Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you rise to your new life .
Mr & Mrs James McGrath
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