Wood Funeral Home

784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY


Daniel A. Sekanovich Sr.

July 27, 1931May 24, 2020

SEKANOVICH, Daniel A. Sr. May 24, 2020 of Depew, NY. Beloved husband of 42 unbelievable blessed years of the late Delores (Shilinga). Dearest father of Catherine (Ray Tugend) Sekanovich, Daniel Jr. (Lorinda) Sekanovich. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Gabby and Alexis. He was predeceased by 6 siblings. Since the beginning of his career as a football coach he has always touched many lives from his start at the high school level and ending as the Defensive Line Coach for the Buffalo Bills. His career spanned over four decades. With all of his accomplishments his biggest one in life was the love he gave his family. There will be no prior visitation. Private services were held.


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Daniel A. Sekanovich Sr.

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May 29, 2020

"Friends are Forever" That is one of my treasured memories of Dan Sekanovich. We were teammates on the championship Basketball team at West Hazleton High School, Pa. Dan made our team better because he was a winner. He never looked at his points but how he helped his teammates to play at their best performance level. He was already showing his promise to be a highly successful coach. He would offer important strategies that would prove to be effective in winning the game.
Dan was a coach with the NY JETS and I was a Supt of Schools in Princeton, NJ> I called Dan about the possibility of one of his players visiting our schools to meet with our students. Dan's response, When, What Time and Where? Within a week he had one of the star players giving a presentation in our auditorium to over 400 students. Dan never forgot his roots from West Hazleton High School. We remained friends for the rest of his life. Dan was a Class Act who left this world a better place because he lived in it.
Larry Ksanznak, West Hazleton, Pa.

Tony Conetta

May 26, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Dan Sr. that it is hard to pick just one. I spent much time in the loving Sekanovich household growing up and Dan Sr. was like a second father. He was a great man and I will miss him dearly. He left me with many great memories that continue to make me smile today. Some of the more memorable came on the golf course. If you listened to him, he never lost a round to me. But anybody who knew his golf game would know that couldn’t be true. However, he did win his fair share and his joking tactics of telling me how bad a player I was seemed to work more times than I would like to admit. My sincere condolences to Dan Jr. and Cathy and the rest of the Sekanovich family. God bless a fantastic life and man, Rest In Peace Mr. Sekanovich.