James Barton "Bart" Danz
March 29, 1937 – November 26, 2012
Bart passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Placerville. A Southern Cal native, he was born in 1937. Bart attended College in South Pasadena where he was President of the Fraternity Council. He joined the Navy after college assigned to CVA Shangrila, later becoming a LA County Sherriff’s Deputy. In 1973 he relocated his family to Placerville, where he served the community as a Placerville PD Officer and later as a CRC Campus Police officer. “Papa Bart” is survived by sons Brett Danz, Dale Danz, daughters Diana Lichtenberger, Kathy La Force, 15 Grandchildren , 2 Great GrandChildren and a host of extended family. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00am, Chapel of the Pines Mortuary, 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA. Online condolences may be posted at www.chapelofthepinesfunerals.com
- Memorial Saturday, December 8, 2012
James Barton "Bart" Danz
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Jack H Jr
March 15, 2017
I knew him well while with LASD. Very good Deputy who handled calls like a true pro with a partner our family knew well, too.
November 27, 2013
MIss you Think of you every day
October 30, 2013
Beautiful Hearts and Spirits, are Always w/ US...Prayer's for Each of You...
June 6, 2013
always missing you
December 14, 2012
A few thoughts of my Dad from a grateful son,
It has been an honor and privilege to be your Son. You have taught me a lot, a good work ethic, a sense of humor, honor, duty, love of Country, love of people, and a keen sense of right and wrong. You always supported me and my actions, I never wondered if you approved of me, I knew you were proud and nothing was left unsaid, for that I am thankful.
As a Police Officer you showed Pride, Integrity, and Guts, this wasn't just your reply to those people who didn't always show respect for Police Officers but was your creed. You were honest and always did what you felt was right. I respect you for standing up to your values, even if that cost you promotions or an easier road. You stood up for those who could not stand up for themselves.
All through your life you worked hard to improve your family's life. Your love of family was never questioned. Again, you did what you thought was right to improve your family's life. You moved the family to Placerville for a better life even though you would take a 50% cut in pay. Your priority was on your family, this is a lesson that was not lost on your children.
Dad I am going to miss you, I will miss your sense of humor, your calls to discuss how our team is doing, or to tell me that Lawrence Welk is on. I will miss you during the Holidays. I will always think of you when I visit Placerville, the city that you loved. I will miss you when I hear any 50's music or see Animal house. I miss the fact that you were just a phone call away. From now until we meet again, I will talk to you in my prayers. I love you Dad, it was a very good life you had.
December 11, 2012
I grew up in Placerville as one of the "cops kids" club. My father Roy Hill served on the Placerville P.D. with Bart. I remember my father coming home and sharing may humorous anecdotes about the good natured things Bart would do on shift to ease the stress and tensions of the day and how much of a dependable colleague he was. Later in my life I remember talking wit Bart a lot at the CRC catching him up on how my dad was doing and sharing stories. He will be missed and to his family my deepest sympathy.
December 9, 2012
Thank you to all who were able to come today and honor my Dad. As kids, we sat transfixed by the war stories Dad traded with his fellow officers and always looked forward to those visits. It was nice to hear some new ones today from his friends. Godspeed Papa.
December 6, 2012
I will miss you
December 5, 2012
Bart, what can I say?
I met you when I was 18 and knew you for 52 years. That is a long time.
You are the father of our four womderful children: Brett, Dale, Diana and Kathy. Grandfather to: Joshua, Blake, Liam, Michelle, BJ, Megan, Annika, Natalie. We founded quite a dynasty.
I will miss our friendship, the phone calls and seeing you in California on my visits.
Rest well my friend. I will see you again in heaven.
December 4, 2012
I always thought Uncle Bart was "cool". I enjoyed going to Placerville to visit Bart and my cousin's. I will miss him.
Niece- Cousin Robin Sanders
December 4, 2012
To the Family and Friends of Bart:
It was an honor and a pleasure to serve with Bart on the Placerville Police Department. Bart came to us from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1973. His co-workers and the people of Placerville immediately liked him. He was very dedicated to our profession, He had a terrific sense of humor and a great smile. He charmed the bad guys as well as the good guys.
He loved his family. He was among the "Founding Fathers" of the PPOA Destruction Derby. It was probably Bart who hung the nickname of "Blaze" on me. Forty years later, I am still "Blaze."
We differed on our choice of Sports Teams. He was from Southern California and was a life-long LA Rams Fan. I was for the 49ers. We didn't see each other very often after I moved to Jackson. But I could count on a phone call from Bart whenever the Rams beat my team. There was always lots of good natured kidding.
Bart was a real friend. His family has every reason to be very proud of him. If I ever write a book on my law enforcement career, one whole chapter will be named "BART". Thanks for everything my friend...you will be missed but never forgotten.
Richard "Dick" Lockwood
Chief of Police Retired
December 3, 2012
My fondest childhood memories were of Bart and my Dad and the Danz kids. We were not just neighbors but more like family. After all, we followed him all the way from Southern California to Placerville!
Bart made life fun and will always be a huge part of my best and most fond childhood memories.
Tammy Coulter Collas
December 2, 2012
December 2, 2012
Uncle Bart...my uncle and my Mom Gerry's baby brother. That is what my Mom always called him. They talked every Saturday and Bart always talked with my Dad Walt on USC game day. Great guy with a funny sense of humor and great laugh. I will always remember his laugh. If I can navigate the computer I will post some photos for you. Love to you all. Cousin Vicki Killingsworth.
Nick & Lynn Miller
December 1, 2012
To the Danz family and extended family members: May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. We are sorry for your loss.
November 30, 2012
To the Danz family, iam truly sorry for your loss. Dads are so very important in growing up u just take it for granted that he'll always be there. You may not See him but he's still watching.