Daniel Gabaldon
1962 - 2020

Daniel "Scrappy" Gabaldon passed away from complications from COVID-19 on November 9, 2020 at the age of 58.

Daniel was born April 4th, 1962 in Williams, AZ to Felix and Irene Gabaldon. In 1966 the family moved to Flagstaff where Daniel excelled as an athlete in baseball, wrestling, and football. He graduated from Flagstaff High school in 1980 and attended Yavapai Community College on a baseball scholarship.

The Flagstaff community knew him best as Scrappy, a great friend, fishing buddy, phenomenal baseball / softball player (with the USSSA, ASA, and NSA), exceptional bowler, avid outdoorsman, huge Green Bay Packers fan, and an all - around handyman. Often seen cruising his bike around town, he was always game for a good time. His heart was as big as his contagious smile and he never met a stranger.

Of all his many passions and achievements, nothing was more important to Daniel than his family, especially his two children, Chantal and Jeremy. He cherished being a grandpa to his grandbabies, Melonie, Emiliano, and baby Chantal. He was a devoted and loving son. He treasured his relationships with his siblings, Neva (Burt Hemenway), Tommy (Joanne), and Joseph (Jennifer), and loved being Uncle Danny to his 6 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.

Daniel is survived by his parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, his nieces and nephews, an uncle and three aunts as well as many cousins and great friends. He joins many other loving family members and friends in Heaven.

A Private Rosary and Memorial Mass will take place Friday, November 20th at San Francisco De Asis Parish from 10:00 to 11:30 AM with immediate family members only. The service will be livestreamed on YouTube. A social celebration of life will take place at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a memorial account for his Grandchildren's college funds.

Wells Fargo (Account name: Memorial Funds for Daniel Gabaldon)

Venmo @DanielGabaldonMemorialFund

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Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Nov. 18, 2020.
Memorial Mass
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
San Francisco De Asis Parish
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All my prayers go out to your family, may they all treasure the joy and laughter that you blessed all who know you, may you bless the heavens above with your big heart and soul rest in peace my friend, love Los Anaya Girlz La Plaza Vieja.
Nellie Anaya
November 27, 2020
My heart is so sad. Love you my good friends.
Janell scheier
November 27, 2020
Hearing of Danny´s passing shook me. I knew him in school. Great athlete! Kind and a smile that last a life time. Thank you for sharing photos for those of us that have lost contact after high school. To see that he lived a beautiful life, loved and was loved by all that crossed his path is heart warming. Prayers to his so very loved family! His smile will be greatly missed.
Melissa Long Martin
November 27, 2020
My deepest sympathies for his family and friends. I knew Scrappy from Starlite Lanes back in early 2000's. He was always the kindest, happy man. Always had a smile and kind words to say. My thoughts and prayers.
Amber Hirsch
November 27, 2020
Chantel and Jeremy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your daddy was always always so proud of both of you. He is looking down on you proud as always.
Gilbert ortiz
November 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to Mr Felix and Irene Gabaldon. Danny and I had many many many fishing and hunting trips together. I will miss him very much. The memories are endless and I thank God for those memories. You will be miss " scrappy ". Your friend gilly.
Gilbert ortiz
November 23, 2020
I am greatly saddened hearing of Danny´s passing, however it was wonderful to read about the happy, relationships he made family and friends. We were high school friends (he was two years younger). Danny was one of the nicest and sincerest guys I knew. I am thankful for his friendship then. I still have a signed baseball he gave me from a home run he hit! I believe he has a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren. Please accept my condolences to the family. F
Lynn ODair Anderson
November 23, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the Gabaldon family. May be RIP.
Dee Bumpas
November 22, 2020
Deepest condolences for the Gabaldon family
Denice carrillo
November 21, 2020
Dear Gabaldon Family, We share in your sadness. We wish it was possible to be with you at this time. We send you love, hugs and prayers.
Dora and Richard Wachenheim
November 21, 2020
Sending Condolences to Danny's kids and family. So sorry for your loss. Danny will greatly be missed. He was funny. He would come by my house and visit with Vince at the back house. He was a jokester, fun to be around. He had Heart and would do anything to help the next in need. Love you Danny, we go way back. I will cherish the memories I have forever. RIP My Friend.
Lisa Almendarez
November 20, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.
julie stevenson
November 20, 2020
Mr and Mrs Gabaldon, Tommy & Joanne and Family , My Condolences to the Family so sadden to hear of his passing he use to be at our house all the time with my little brother he would always be on his bike i have so many stories of him and my brother but the one thing i will never forget his smile in everything he did and he would take his shirt off his back to give to someone else, RIP Scrappy
Theresa D Contreras Johnson
November 20, 2020
Daniel will be missed . Thinking of the Gabaldon family. May you all find peace spending time together celebrating his life.
Stan and Sue
November 19, 2020
My condolences to the Gabaldon family. Daniel will be missed by many. RIP my friend.
Juanita-Nono Primero
November 19, 2020
Danny was always polite and helpful. He had a wonderful smile! Rest In Peace Danny...
Donna Hemenway
November 19, 2020
Scrappy thank you for the memories you will always be remembered. RIP Condolences to The Gabaldon Family your in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Danny and Dolores Casados
November 18, 2020
Our deepest condolences to you and all the family.Grief is so painful .
Charlie and Rose Hernandez
November 18, 2020
God bless you Gabby
Andrew Rukstelis
November 18, 2020
Dear Tommy and Joanne I´m so sorry to hear of the passing of Danny . He was a great guy. Prayers to you and your families
Melody McDermaid
November 18, 2020
Daniel and I grew together. He was like a brother to me. He was a very caring person and loved to have fun. He will be missed. I send love, prayers and condolences to the family.
Marilyn Burns
November 18, 2020
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Gabaldon family. We have many memories of Scrappy both on and off the softball fields, that will keep his spirit alive! Always an adventure. Rest in paradise Danny. God Bless you and the entire Gabaldon family.
Tini & Dodie Gonzalez
November 18, 2020
Danny will be missed. He was such a giving, good man. He loved being with his family & was so proud of his children. Condolences to the beautiful Gabaldon family.
Linda Macias & Kevin Lee
November 18, 2020
Heaven has another Angel. I am sorry for your loss. Danny is loved, and will never be forgotten. His legacy continues with his beautiful family and our Lord! God´s speed in healing. -Michele Mauvais
Michele Mauvais
November 18, 2020
Our condolences and prayers to the Gabaldon family during this difficult time. RIP Danny
Matthew & Phyllis Blick
November 18, 2020