A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 2pm. A light reception will follow the service.

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Robert "Dan" Daniel Conner

20 novembre 195023 mai 2021
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Robert “Dan” Conner, 70, of Stuart Florida, passed away on May 23, at his Virginia home, following a brief illness. He was born in Dothan, Alabama on November 20, 1950. He was preceded in death by his cherished parents Ed and Erlene Conner of Hobe Sound, Florida. He was also preceded in death by his mother in law, Elizabeth Garland. When Dan and Anne got married, he insisted she live with them, so she could be cared for. They formed a special bond of love that filled her final years with joy.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Garland Conner, daughters Sarah Conner-Brown (William, III), San Jose, California, and Keren Conner, Stuart, Florida, and granddaughter, Hailey Rivera, of Stuart, Florida, as well as his brother Phil Conner (Dee), their children, Diana Conner Pate (Ben) and Daniel Conner, and 6 great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law that he thought of as another brother, John Garland, and the sister-of-his-heart Joy Neupert.

Dan graduated from Rivera Beach High School in 1969, attended Palm Beach Community College, and served in the Air Force. He was honored to be a retiree from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, where he served as a Firefighter/EMT, Driver/Engineer.

Dan's passions were sailing, surfing, traveling, and restoring antique boats. He treasured the time each year that he and his "girls" would sail their sailboat, The Grace, to the Bahamas for a month. They also enjoyed living on their catamaran, The Grace 2, in Tequesta, Florida. He declared his younger daughter, Keren, as the special assistant to the Captain, affectionately known as the “Tiger”, and loved calling her that throughout his lifetime. Dan’s constant companion in the last 11 years, was his rescue dog, Poco Lobo, who adored him.

Memorial services and reception will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, with services to be held at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make a donation to any rescue shelter for dogs, their church, or Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

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  • He is survived by his wife, Anne Garland Conner,
    daughters Sarah Conner-Brown (William, III), San Jose, California,
    and Keren Conner, Stuart, Florida,
    and granddaughter, Hailey Rivera, of Stuart, Florida,
    as well as his brother Phil Conner (Dee), their children, Diana Conner Pate (Ben) and Daniel Conner,
    and 6 great nieces and nephews.
    He is also survived by his brother-in-law that he thought of as another brother, John Garland, and the sister-of-his-heart Joy Neupert.

Services

  • A Celebration of His Life

    samedi, 26 juin , 2021

  • Memorial Service

    samedi, 26 juin , 2021

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Robert "Dan" Daniel Conner

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Cecil Bingham

4 juillet , 2021

Farewell my friend. We had some good times, sorry we lost touch over the years. Too busy raising families I guess. Always thought we would run into each other again someday. Maybe on the other side.
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Chris Thomas

27 juin , 2021

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Biographie

Robert "Dan" Daniel Conner was a man for whom actions would speak louder than words. His life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Dan’s life. He was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Dan was honest in his actions and extremely literal in his thoughts and in the manner in which he communicated with others. When Dan said something, he meant it. All those who knew him appreciated this trademark quality.
       His parents were Ed and Erlene Conner. Dan was raised in Florida with his younger brother, Phil. Even as a small child, Dan wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Dan grew older, he realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, he treated everyone around him the same way.
         During his childhood, family and friends viewed Dan as someone who was passionate about what he wanted out of life. A great deal of Dan’s free time was spent learning how and why the things around him worked. He was an active child who loved being outdoors and absorbing all the sensory input that nature could provide. He loved to surf as a teenager and worked on boats throughout his life.
    Dan was blessed with 2 girls, Sarah and Keren. They were also blessed with one granddaughter, Hailey.
      In his work life, Dan was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. He enjoyed the comradery of his team and the fire fighter life. He was employed for 20 years with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and loved being a Driver. Dan always made the effort to bring laughter into the firehouse.
    Dan’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced his choice of leisure pursuits as well. He applied his strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to his choice of activities. He had a knack for inventing things and spent many weekends with his father designing and building whatever new idea he had. One of Dan's favorite phrases was "buy what you can and then make what you need." His favorite hobbies were sailing the boat he built, camping, surfing, and generally going on an adventure with his family.
      Religion and faith were important to Dan. He held dear the faith and values he derived from his beliefs. He was a member Hobe Sound Baptist Church for many years and spent nearly every morning on his back porch reading the Bible. His faith gave him strength and comfort throughout his life.
      Dan appreciated the occasions when he was able to travel and get away on a vacation. He enjoyed learning about different locales and was open to exploring new and different places all across the country. He and Anne traveled in their RV around most of the country together, particularly enjoying the wild nature of Yellowstone. Favorite vacations with his daughters included summer trips to the Bahamas on his sailboat and camping at Alexander Springs, Juniper Springs and Knight's Key. Frequently a vacation started with "let's jump in the truck and just go!", with a particularly memorable trip becoming a tour all around the South with stops based on restaurants that looked good.
      Dan was a lover of dogs and cherished his pets. One of Dan’s childhood favorite friends and protectors was a bulldog named Butch. Most recently he rescued a chihuahua from euthanasia at a shelter. This dog bit everyone EXCEPT for Dan. He named the tiny little wolf "Poco Lobo". Poco has stayed by his side and they have been best friends for the past 11 years.
     Dan passed away on May 23, 2021 at at their home in Roanoke, VA. He is survived by loving spouse, Anne, his children Sarah (Will), and Keren, his granddaughter, Hailey, his brother, Phil (Dee), his nephew, Dan, and niece, Diana (Ben), and 6 great-nieces/nephews. Services are being held at Quattlebaum Funeral and Cremation Center, West. Dan was cremated as requested.
  He had a curiosity about the things around him and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences he treasured most were those he shared with his loved ones. Robert Daniel Conner will be greatly missed.