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HARRISBURG — Dane Michael Davis, the beloved 22-year old son of Keith and Maria Davis, Harrisburg, and brother of Derek was welcomed into heaven on May 25, 2014, while visiting with friends in Delaware.

Dane was born in Harrisburg on May 11, 1992. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church, where he attended elementary and middle school, and continued his Catholic education at Bishop McDevitt High School, where he was a 2010 graduate.

While at Bishop McDevitt, Dane made many friends within the McD family, was a member of the National Honor Society and was a member of the tennis, soccer and swim teams. Dane was a Mid-Penn and District medalist in several swimming events, a PIAA state finals competitor and still holds several Bishop McDevitt swim team records. Dane also played soccer for the Lower Dauphin Soccer Association and swam for the Heatherfield Swim Team during the summer.

He was currently attending Temple University, where he was a risk management and insurance major, and was also enrolled in the Spanish and Latin American studies business certification program because of his love for international culture and his fluency in Spanish. He would have graduated from Temple in May 2015.

This young man that God thought needed to be an angel at such a young age was a gifted writer, loved to play his guitar, was a fan of all genres of music, was a huge fan of Dave Matthews Band, was passionate about watching soccer, loved reading, biking, the water and beach, city life, traveling and had the opportunity to travel extensively and created a lifetime of memories for his family on all of their family vacations.

Dane loved to spend time with his family that he loved so much and the many friends that he accumulated during his short lifetime. His unexpected passing leaves an enormous hole in the hearts of all who had the privilege to know this young man.

Dane was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Chester and Carolyn Dragon.

He is survived by his parents, Keith and Maria Davis, Harrisburg; his brother, Derek, at home; his paternal grandparents, Windsor and Meryl Davis, Harveys Lake; Aunt Beth Davis and Uncle Mike Salvati, Dallas; Uncle Paul and Aunt Denise Dragon, Trucksville; Uncle Chet and Aunt Debbie Dragon, Huntington Mills; and cousins, Sarah Slody, Tyler Dragon, Jacob Dragon, Alyssa Dragon.

The family extends their appreciation to everyone for their love and support during this difficult time.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 6011 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, and also from noon until the time of Mass Friday at the church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111, to fund a scholarship in Dane's memory.

Share condolences at www.hooverfuneralhome.com.



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Published in The Pittston Dispatch from May 26 to May 27, 2014.
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June 18, 2014
Dane and I at a meeting for Risk Management and Insurance at Temple University
Gabriel Gerenza
June 12, 2014
A few years ago we traveled to Rehoboth Beach, with Dane's parents, to meet him before Dane had to return for his shift at Funland. He suggested a restaurant off the boardwalk that was a poplar eatery. We sat, talked & did some catching up. Special time, great food & the best fish tacos ever! Later we stopped in at his living quarters where his Mom had a large care package so Dane & his roommates wouldn't go hungry...wonderful day!

Dear Keith, Maria & Derek,
Take comfort in knowing that now there's a special guardian angel to watch over your family. With Love
John & Jill Ramsey
June 4, 2014
Dear Dane's family I am truly sorry for your loss. We will never forget your son and brother. We met in Funland 2011 and he made our stay in US unforgettable.
Tatiana
June 3, 2014
Dane had a passion to learn of other cultures, evidenced by this photo with the majority of the international Funlanders
As a Harrisburg native, and a Funlander from 2011, I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Dane was a lively spirit, and his passion to learn of other cultures was so evident. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends.
June 3, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Being a mom, I simply cannot imagine the pain you and your family must be going through. My son Robert roomed with Dane for several years, while attending Temple University. He will be missed by Robert very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Deborah Norton
June 3, 2014
Maria, Keith and Derek, may God give you and your family the strength to endure the pain of Dane's passing. Hold close to your hearts the fondest of memories. My heart and tears fall for you and your family. Our deepest sympathy and sorrow, Beth Henson
Beth Henson
May 31, 2014
Dear Maria,Keith and Derek, I am very sorry to hear of Dane's passing.Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God bless you.
Christine Gurnari
May 30, 2014
God Bless you family, may the Lord comfort you.
Dian
May 30, 2014
Keith and Maria, So sorry to hear about Dane. May God comfort you all during this sad time.
Cindy (the babysitter)
May 30, 2014
Dear Maria, Keith & Derek,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Dane. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Deepest Sympathies,
Elaine, Bill & Jason
Elaine Tarreto
May 30, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. With my deepest sympathy.
Sherry Chatman
May 30, 2014
Meryl , Windsor and family. So sorry to learn of your grandson's passing. My prayers and condolences are with you. Sincerely.
Maggie Pugh
May 30, 2014
Maria, I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family.
Karen Adams
May 29, 2014
Maria,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Bob McGeehan
May 29, 2014
Our hearts have been heavy since we heard the news. Dane was a beautiful person and loved by all who knew him. Whatever you need - our family will be there to help you get through this difficult time.
The Ellis Family
May 29, 2014
My deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. Your family is in my thought and prayers. May God give you and your family strength.
Pat Brennan
May 29, 2014
We are shocked and saddened to hear of your loss.
Bill joins me in extending our deepest sympathy.
Beth Pillarella Faerber
Beth Pillarella Faerber
May 29, 2014
Keith, Maria and Derek,
Dane played soccer with my son Forrest Rehrer and was always so nice to talk to you at their practices and games. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sandy (Rehrer) Swanger
May 29, 2014
Dear Family,

I was Dane's Senior Religion Teacher at McDevitt. I remember him as an intelligent, respectful and personable young man. In his quiet and unassuming way, Dane and I shared many conversations. I remember his beautiful eyes and sweet smile. May your faith, treasured memories and the love of friends and family support and comfort you now and in the days to come.
Connie Fenice
May 29, 2014
With Dane in our Freshman Year @ Temple U
Eric Kwashie
May 29, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Davis family. We lost our son 3 years ago and there is a web site called Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org/
for families who have experience the loss of a child or grandchild. It helped me. Your son will be forever young.
May 28, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.
Scott Gesford
May 28, 2014
Dear Davis family,
My sincerest sympathy to you during this time. May God bless and comfort you.
Mary Pillarella Martin and family
mary martin
May 28, 2014
Dear Davis Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Dane dearly. He was, and will always be a part of our family.
Joe&Liz Datu
May 28, 2014
We are so very sorry for your loss. We lost our daughter 10 years ago and it is just something you never get over -- you just get through. Children are not supposed to go before their parents, but I guess we need to believe it is in God's plan and not for us to know why. Sending prayers and healing thoughts your way.

(from Holy Name of Jesus Parish and Troop 360)
Joann, Luis, & Tyler Villegas
May 28, 2014
Dear Davis family, Glen told me that he enjoyed working with Dane on Derek's Eagle project. Please know that you are in our prayers.
Jane and Glen Hair
May 28, 2014
I had the privilege and pleasure to meet your son and brother through my daughter, Meredith, when they became friends at McDevitt . Dane had a smile and gentle spirit that brought happiness to those whose life he blessed. Our family was blessed to know him..he will be forever in our hearts. The world has lost a good one and heaven has gained an angel. We send our thoughts and prayers to you. The Perry Family.
Barbara Perry
May 28, 2014
Dear Davis Family:

Our family knew Dane from several swim teams and he was our lifeguard at the Mountain View Swim Club. Dane was a wonderful kid, intelligent and was nice to everyone.

Deepest sympathies for the loss of your son.

Gina Naccarato, Montana Naccarato & Serena Dixon
May 28, 2014
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for your family during this most difficult time.
Ann Lobell
May 28, 2014
Dear Maria, Keith and Derek,

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and if there is anything you need, you know we are always there for you.
Love,

Aunt Gert, Uncle Pete and family
Gertrude Dragon
May 28, 2014
Keith & Maria:
Our condolences to you and your family.
Dustin & Carla Piersol
May 28, 2014
Maria and Keith – Please accept my deepest sympathies for you loss. You will be in my prayers. If I can help in any way, please let me know.
Bill Nelson
May 28, 2014
My daughter Cara swam with Dane at Bishop McDevitt. At one of their last swim meets, I had the good fortune of talking with Dane at length, primarily about his college plans. I found him to be a very personable, intelligent, respectful young man with quite the winning smile and wit. I saw him as someone who would certainly make a big impact on the world at large, and those with whom he came into contact, in particular. I know he did while he as with us. He will be missed.

As one who experienced true loss all too well, I was counseled that there are some things you can never get over, you just get through. I pray that Dane's family's wonderful memories of their upbeat, driven and polite son provides some comfort and peace now and for many days to come.

God bless you Dane.
Frank Graeff
May 28, 2014
Maria and family,
Sending you heartfelt thoughts and prayers at this time. It sure is hard to understand but the Lord has a plan.
Cindy Thomas
May 28, 2014
My sympathy to all family and friends.
Dane will be missed.
Rick Elmasian Temple Energy Management Office.
May 28, 2014
My sympathy to all family and friends. Dane will be missed.
Rick Elmasian, OFM Temple Energy Management
May 28, 2014
I am so very sorry and heart broken to hear of Dane's passing. I've had the pleasure of working with Dane here at Temple -Facilities Management, we are all so saddened, we will miss him dearly. May God comfort you & hold you close through this most difficult time.
Christine Goodman
May 28, 2014
My deepest sympathies. I pray for God's grace to give you strength through your family and friends.
John Mallonee
May 27, 2014
Dear Maria and Family. My deepest sympathy to all of you. May your special memories of Dane console your hearts and help you through this very difficult time.
Pat Hamilton
May 27, 2014
I had the pleasure of having Dane as a student in my class at Temple University and also as a major in risk management and insurance in our program. Please know that the entire risk management and insurance family at Temple University sends our deepest sympathies and condolences at his loss. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.
Dr. R. B Drennan
May 27, 2014
Patrick Crager
May 27, 2014
Beth and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy on the tragic loss of your nephew, Dane. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God fill your hearts with peace knowing Dane has everlasting life in heaven. Sincerely, Kathy McManus-Moretti
Kathy McManus-Moretti
May 27, 2014
My heart was broken to learn of Danes passing. I have fond memories of east Hanover baseball with you all . You will be in my prayers today and always . God bless you all, Elaine , Zach and Luke Ehler
Elaine Ehler
May 27, 2014
Michelle Grassi
May 27, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Dane at such an early age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you work through this difficult time.
Ed & Rhonda Wagner
May 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Ken, Emmie, Stephen Arthur
May 27, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 27, 2014
liz ranker
May 27, 2014
My deepest sympathies to your family. I had the pleasure of teaching Dane at Holy Name. He was a wonderful little boy and I can see was a very successful young man. My prayers are with you.
Mrs. Michelle Rametta
May 27, 2014
We are keeping your family in our prayers. God Bless.
Chuck & Anita Rittle
May 27, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Chuck & Anita Rittle
May 27, 2014
Jen Brickner
May 27, 2014
We were so sorrry to hear of Dane's passing. We pray you find peace knowing he is walking wiith God. May the memories you shared with his beautiful soul sustain you.
Dawn and Kelsey Eppinger
May 27, 2014
To all in the Davis family,
Please accept my deep sympathy on your tragic loss. You are in my prayers. Sincerely,
Irene Wisnieski (Water Aerobics)
Irene Wisnieski
May 27, 2014
Simply heartbroken to have lost such a young, kindhearted man. Prayers are indeed with you.
The Mutch Family
May 27, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
May 27, 2014
Your community is holding your family up in prayers...deepest sympathies.
May 27, 2014
I too know how much your heart is now hurting I am thinking of you all sincerely anna reino skrosky
May 27, 2014
Maria, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa Hackenberg
May 27, 2014
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you...
Mary Ballos
May 27, 2014
Please accept my sincerest sympathies. Grief can be so hard, hoping your special memories will help you cope. God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers.
Cathy and Gary Louer
May 27, 2014
We were all so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve, Lisa, and Lexi Burkholder
May 27, 2014
The Mountain View Swim Club family extends our deepest condolences to all of you. Dane was such a great kid and lifeguard. Never saw him without a smile.

Brian Zellers, Manager
Brian Zellers
May 27, 2014
We are so genuinely sorry for your loss. We cannot even begin to understand what your family is going through, you are in our prayers. From our family to yours, our deepest sympathies.
Janeen Lauver
May 27, 2014
Maria, I am very sorry to hear of your son's sudden passing. I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Cathy Peck
May 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Erin Otto
May 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss! I had the pleasure of coaching Dane at McD for his Senior year swim season! I am grateful that I had the pleasure to coach such a motivational and energetic swimmer! He had the best smile that everyone will greatly miss! You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!
~Coach Milli
Milvana Ban
May 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss and my heart aches for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult time.
Mindy Delcher
May 27, 2014
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Dane. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Eager Family
May 27, 2014
Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.
Mary Ann & John Burkholder ( Lexi's grandparents)
Mary Ann Burkholder
May 27, 2014
Mary Fettrow
May 27, 2014
Derek & family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. May your hearts continue to fill each day with joyful memories of times together and help you to find comfort. God Bless.
Erin Noelle Fisher
May 27, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family and Dane's friends will be in our prayers.
The Harhigh Family
May 27, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Dane's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Michele perri
May 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss, I work in Facilities Management at Temple and had the pleasure of knowing Dane, what a nice person, always so nice, he will be missed.
Donna Rosario
May 27, 2014
Dear Keith, Maria and Derek,
Please accept my sincerest sympathies on Dane's unexpected passing. I'm sure it was quite a shock for your whole family. Know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy (Barakat) Kreidler
May 27, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. I have had the pleasure of working with Dane here at Temple Facilities. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.
Monica Castle
May 27, 2014
Joe Robuccio
May 27, 2014
Steve Deibler
May 27, 2014
Barb and Jim Sideris
May 27, 2014
Jim Sideris
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