November 17, 1951 – June 24, 2020
Daniel HARRINGTON was born on November 17, 1951 and passed away on June 24, 2020 and is under the care of Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory.
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July 8, 2020
We will always remember Dan as a loving and talented Man, who loved his family dearly. He was a back to nature kind of person. Simple pleasures such as gatherings around the campfire with friends and family. Never an unkind word about anyone. May you Rest in Peace Dan, you will be missed.
Jim and Carol Mulcahy
Brother & Sister in Law
July 6, 2020
I have been keeping company with Daniel Harrington for almost 47 years, we have been married for 45 of those years. I truly know what an honor being his wife is. Dan strengthened and bolstered my heart always. He had my back and was in my corner always, even the times I drove him bonkers . Dan was the best father, and grandfather, our sweet granddaughter Siobhan's first word was "Ga-pa" when she was five months old. Dan said "Listen to the children, they are pure and see things more clearly than most grownups. Us older folks should have the experience and wisdom to see this.
Dan was an incredible artist, he has given us many wonderful treasures to enjoy. He had a fabulous influence on all the children in his life, his daughter, granddaughter, nieces, nephews,
the kids in all the High schools he worked in at Phoenix Union Schools for thirty years. The kids at South Mountain where he was the boss of Campus Operations before he retired called him The Bear, some just called him "Smokey" because he put out all the fires being a calming influence at the school, the kids trusted him. Dan suffered long periods of isolation because of the restrictions of the Federal Mandate concerning the CoVid virus. Those unscientific, lacking compassion not medically sound restrictions are truly claiming the lives of many patients in hospitals no matter what their diagnosis. I found a notebook after he died with his thoughts scribbled in it, an effort to put himself outside the isolation of the hospital, where he could have no loved one visit months. We were able to video chat when he was not in or near ICU where the phone never got reception. He developed a philosophy to cope remembering lyrics to great old songs and scribbling down the words or song titles "Out there it's summer time milk and honey days gotta get back to San Francisco girls and there San Francisco ways." I will remember his courage in adversity for the rest of my life. We love you for eternity Dan.
July 4, 2020
Dan was the best and kindest brother in law any one could have. He helped me raise my kids and grandkids with my sister and Uncle Dan did so much teaching them how to tie their shoes with the bunny around the tree method and teaching them about art and giving them food and money or just a kind word when needed or someone to just listen . He was a great husband and father and grandfather and brother in law and I will miss him so much I can't even imagine this place without him here but that is life it transitions we all will and we will all be together again although his spirit is still all around in the sunset and the glistening angel energy of the trees in the silver lining of the clouds and in all of our hearts always. We love you Dan.