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Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Daniel Richard Hart

March 23, 1963January 8, 2020
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Daniel R. Hart of Centerville, OH passed away suddenly on January 8th.

Dan was originally from St. Louis, Missouri but has lived in the Kettering/Centerville area for more than 30 years.

A graduate of Bowling Green University and Wright State University, Dan had a career in network engineering.

He had a love of Boy Scouts and was actively involved for 15 years. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008, and he was an advocate for living with and curing Parkinson’s. Dan was also an avid photographer and an accomplished saxophonist and lover of jazz music.

He is survived by his wife Amy of 23 years and sons Adam Daniel and Nathan Richard. In addition to his wife and sons he is survived by his parents Richard and Lakie Hart of Kettering, OH, his brother Edwin Hart and wife Annmarie, extended family John Lindley, Jeff and Jaimie Lindley, Lisa and Martin Cizler, Denise and Megan Lindley and nieces and nephews Alex and Nicholas Hart (Lauren), Megan Piechowski (Tim), Chelsea Kemmer (David), Evan and Blake Cizler, and Carter and Hannah Lindley as well as great nephews Ben and Max Piechowski.

Friends will be received at the Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave on Sunday, January 12th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm with a funeral service to be held on Monday, January 13th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s Research (Team Wabbit), P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219 or Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, 7285 Poe Ave., Dayton, OH 45414 or www.miamivalleybsa.org .

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020

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Dan Hester

January 14, 2020

I just learned of Dan's passing last night. In my recollection, he never spoke an unkind word about anyone, and never expressed jealousy. He was generous, always seemed contented, and had a dry wit that would sneak up on you.

I know he will be missed, and was truly a good fellow.

Steve Rohr

January 13, 2020

Sadly, I only learned today of Dan’s passing. We graduated from Fairmont West together and spent a considerable amount of time in the marching, concert and jazz bands. He was an exceptional saxophone player, as well as several other woodwind instruments, and possessed an extraordinarily unique sense of humor.

Dan and I were roommates at BGSU for one quarter (as freshmen, and BGSU was on quarters back then) before I decided to radically change my field of studies and headed home to do it. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, distance and life circumstances caused us to drift apart and, for many years, we lost contact. It is truly a shame that, so often, we fail to reconnect with people that made a tremendous difference in our lives simply by there very presence, until the opportunity to do so is gone ...

My heart, my thoughts and my prayers go out to the family ...

Dan will be missed ...

Doug Lillibridge

January 13, 2020

Danny was my roommate at BGSU and I was honored to be one of his groomsmen a few years later. I’ve been reflecting on the fun times we had during college and after. It’s brought me many smiles amid the heartache. I probably shouldn’t reveal all the pranks we pulled but rearranging the Greek letters on the sorority houses was pretty epic. Some of them didn’t notice for a couple weeks. There are many more stories and plenty of laughs I hope to share some time with Adam and Nathan. You guys and Amy are in my prayers. Much love.

Tracy Bowers

January 12, 2020

Many years ago, my husband, Kevin and I, were part of a young adult group with Dan. He met Amy and got married the same year as my husband and I. Even though we ended up in different towns, I have so many fun memories of years of get togethers, including a Halloween party at my house.
Dan would participate in almost everything! He even attended the very first 5k walk I organized to raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation.
Kevin and I shared with Dan a love of the outdoors and remember going with him a couple years ago on a winter hike in Grant park.
Dan never let his illness stop him from participating and I admire him greatly for that!

Jeunee Jerman Godsey

January 11, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Dan's death. I tried to visit with him whenever I got back to Ohio. We've been friends since 10th grade, and Lakie, Ace, and Ed are close to my heart. My prayers are with Amy and the boys, and all of the family at this challenging time. Dan was always so fun to be with. (As you can see from our time together as lab partners in chemistry.)
He can claim, like the apostle Paul did, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." (2 Tim 4:7) He's earned his crown.

Andrew Brownfield

January 11, 2020

I had the pleasure of going to high school with Dan. We were both in the Fairmont West Marching Band. In recent years we worked together on a Nativity sculpture that was displayed at the University of Dayton during the Christmas season. He had a great heart for always trying new things! He will be missed.

Michael Waldron

January 11, 2020

I met Dan when I served as District Commissioner for Wright Brothers District. I was always impressed by his knowledge, humility and willingness to serve. He is a great man!

Sharon Nutt

January 11, 2020

I worked with Dan at BDM. My memory is of a kind and sweet person who would always give you a smile. I will remember him fondly. Rest in the arms of Jesus.

Janelle Smith

January 11, 2020

Deepest condolences to the family. I knew Dan from Scouts and he was vibrant and funny . He made scouting fun and his photography was an amazing keepsake of our boys over the years. His FB posts were a blessing. Thank you so much, you will be truly missed.

Becky Sorrell

January 10, 2020

Dan was the strongest, most determined person I ever met. He lived life to its fullest. I am so happy to have known him from Boy Scouts and proudly wear my Team Wabbit shirt and think of him. My favorite memory is of him creating the amazing structure for the Miami Valley Council; Call of Duty Camporee. He worked so diligently to provide something unique and amazing. I will miss him.

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