Daniel Scanlon
1959 - 2021
SCANLON - Daniel James of Mount Sinai, died February 21, 2021, in Port Jefferson, NY. He was 61. Mr. Scanlon was born November 3, 1959 in Oceanside, NY, and grew up in Massapequa, NY, where he graduated from Massapequa High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Fordham University and his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. He went on to start a career in education, where he began teaching Social Studies at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx. After, he became the Assistant Principal of Social Studies at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens. He then went on to become the Principal of John Adams High School in Ozone Park, NY. He recently retired from the New York City Department of Education after over 30 years of service. Mr. Scanlon (a.k.a. Dan), a beloved husband and father, was the son of Joan Hirx Scanlon and William Patrick Scanlon of Massapequa, NY. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Laura Joseffer Scanlon, who he married on July 28, 1990, in Hartsdale, NY. Mr. Scanlon is also survived by his three daughters, Lauren Jessica Scanlon, Michelle Gloria Scanlon, and Olivia Jeanette Scanlon, all of Mount Sinai. He is also survived by his mother Joan, and sisters Jean Folchetti of Massapequa, NY, and Marybeth Joyce of Averill Park, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He will always be loved and greatly missed, and never, ever forgotten. Reposing Thursday 5-8pm at Massapequa Funeral Home, Inc., 4980 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park, NY. Funeral Mass Friday 10:15am at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, Massapequa, NY. Interment immediately following at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. massapequafuneralhome.com

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Published by Newsday on Feb. 24, 2021.
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My sincere condolences to Dan´s family. My prayers are with yours. I was pleased to know him as a kind leader who took our Clipper Ship to many great places. He has helped our school and students grow from strength to STRENGTH. Saints of God, come to his aid! Hasten to meet him, angels of the Lord! Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Gerry Beirne
April 5, 2021
Very saddened to hear of Mr. Scanlon´s passing. He was my first assistant principal supervisor at Hillcrest and guided me through those first years with humor and sensitivity and excellence. I owe him much, and really enjoyed the opportunities since when he´d visit my class as a visiting principal or when I´d go to Adams. He shall be very fondly remembered and always appreciated.
Philip Baker
March 9, 2021
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Scanlon. He was my first assistant principal at Hillcrest and guided me through those first years with humor and sensitivity and excellence. I will always appreciate those days and all he did for me.
Philip Baker
March 9, 2021
So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. We shared many good times at Hillcrest HS especially during the summer sessions. Dan was an incredible educator, a person of great intellect and most importantly an extremely decent human being. He will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
Michael F. Renna
March 9, 2021
I was so sorry to hear the news of Mr. Scanlon´s passing. He was my assistant principal and role model at Hillcest High School. He was great at what he did. He will always be remembered with happy memories leading the best and closest social studies department.
Shirley Cohen-Aguilar
March 8, 2021
Dan was my best friend for the seven years I was at Hillcrest. Over the years, we shared laughs, family milestones and professional camaraderie. Although we have been out of touch for the past decade, I am greatly saddened by his loss. It is hard to imagine waking up in a world where Dan no longer resides. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May he Rest in Peace.
April Volponi
March 5, 2021
Michael Alcoff
February 27, 2021
To Mrs. Scanlon, Jean, Marybeth and family.......I am sorry about Danny´s passing. I am sure in his teaching career he made valuable impressions on numerous students and anyone has who were lucky to have met him. You are in my thoughts and prayers......Kevin
Kevin Flood
February 27, 2021
We send our deepest condolences. We worked with Dan at Hillcrest for many years.
Tom & Terri Pamatat
February 25, 2021
Love, Peggy and Kate Connick
February 24, 2021
I wish to share my sympathy with his family. I worked with Dan and found him to always be decent and honest man.
Jonathan Barnett
February 24, 2021
Ellen and Richard Ellis
February 24, 2021