Daniel G. WEST
YORKTOWN - Daniel G. West, 81, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
Daniel was a native of Chicago, Ill., and was a 1947 graduate of Newport News High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a former engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding. He retired from AMSEC in 2000, and was a former president of the Peninsula Engineer Council. He was owner/operator of DJ Services, ARDAN Enterprises, and was a reporter for the Sunday news on WXGM Radio 99.1 FM.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ardella West; a daughter, Melody Lynn West of California; stepdaughter, Brooke Enoch of Missouri; son, Timothy Jon West of Kansas; stepson, Bryan Smith of California; sisters, Drusilla Groce of Virginia Beach and Andrea Davis of Arizona; and two grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published by Daily Press from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2011.
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Prayers for you and the family
Rick Campbell
November 1, 2011
Dan you were such a wonderful man and will surely be missed. May you rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.
Jennifer Preston
November 1, 2011
My son matt and I used to cut your grass.I was saddened to hear of dan's passing. dennis
Dennis Leverett
October 30, 2011
Shortly before my Uncle Dan passed on, there was a double rainbow. Looking through his work later i found this:
Nature's Promise
The rain has ceased and the air is fresh and clear. In the distance can be seen the water-drenched rolling hills of the countryside. As the clouds part and the golden rays of the sun filter through, a luminous arch is seen in the opposite sector of the sky. All the colors of the spectrum are arrayed in radiant bands, brightly displayed against the purple clouds in the distance.
High above a more faint, and yet distinctly beautiful arch is displayed; an etheric copy in color of the master pattern beneath.
The two displays seem to be painted by the same brush in different realms, telling us of a double promise to mankind "as above - so below".
Sam Inabinet
October 28, 2011
Condolences to the family.Dan was a former member of our club.
Warwick Lioms Club
October 27, 2011
Uncle Dan, Christopher said that you were such a great man and that is definitely true. We all miss you but you gave us such great memories to hold on to.
Lori Groce
October 26, 2011
Ardella, We were shocked to see Dan's obituary in the paper. We have been out of town and got some papers delivered from the past 2 weeks. We had just gotten an e-mail from Dan a few weeks ago. We want to express our sincere sympathy to you as we know how much of your life was spent with your husband. We only knew him for a short time but immediately knew that he was a very kind, conscientious, principled man. He was the DJ at our wedding and we felt so lucky to have him provide the music for us. God bless you at this difficult time.
Rosi & Garry Monger
October 25, 2011
Ardella,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember Dan for his friendly nature and his zest to try anything new. "That's called, living life to the fullest!"

Rick and Maria Sumrak
October 25, 2011
You were a great supporter of York County and the York County Chamber of Commerce. You gave many hours of your time and talent to the Chamber and for that we are truly grateful! Your spirit will continue at all our functions! Thanks for the memories, on a more personal note I have known Dan thru the Chamber for over 10 years and am proud to call him a friend....God Bless my friend!

Tim Meyer
Past President
York County Chamber of Commerce
Tim Meyer
October 25, 2011
Ardella and Family,
Dan always had a smile and a friendly hello when I would see him in church. Prayers and Love sent your way.
Lisa King
October 25, 2011
I've only known Dan for a short time but found him to be a very nice man who genuinely cared for people. I am glad to have had a chance to know him. He will be missed every time I'm at a function where he was playing his music while smiling and having a good time.
Gloria Serafini
October 25, 2011
Ardella and Family,

You are in our prayers. I really enjoyed working with Dan on the PEC. He was great man with a very positive attitude and approach to life. May he rest in peace with the savior.
Lynn Showalter
October 25, 2011
As a neighbor of Dan's, I was sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with Ardella and the family.
Joe Nolan
October 25, 2011
I'll follow HIM (1946) By Dan West

I know God's voice is calling me
to try my fare on life's mad sea.
I know that He will show the way,
and guide my footsteps day by day.

I'll go with Him. He'll be my guide.
I'll feel His presence at my side.
And, when my feet are worn to stray,
He'll guide me to that brighter day.

My Savior dear will stay by me.
I know ther is no friend like He.
He'll pilot me o'er treacherous shoal.
He is the savior of my soul.

And, when at last, my time has come,
He'll take my hand and lead me home.
He'll take me to that distant shore
Where sin and sorrow are no more.

Rest In Peace Dad, you've made it home. Love, Melody
Melody West
October 24, 2011
You were a great friend and we will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ardella and the family.

Larry and Gloria Bulmer
Myrtle Beach SC
October 24, 2011
You will be in our hearts but greatly missed, dear Brother. Dru
Dru Groce
October 24, 2011
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