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Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

OBITUARY

Daniel Sailer

October 6, 1945September 8, 2020

Daniel Sailer was born on October 6, 1945 and passed away on September 8, 2020 and is under the care of Becker Funeral Home.

Memorial Service will be held on September 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Dan Riordan

September 20, 2020

Dan Sailer
A light has gone out of our lives. A beacon of positivity. A true moral compass. A pillar of strength, common sense , and decency. A friend to always have your back. One of the few great friends we might get in our life. A treasured friend not to be forgotten.

An enormous sadness and numbness washes through my body today as I absorb this mighty loss. A great oak has been felled and no tree will take its place. The wonderful memories of all that I did by that tree will be cherished and last forever. You will always be remembered.

suzanne adrion

September 13, 2020

Dan was a lovely man who will be missed . Our deepest condolences go to Mary and his family! Suzanne and Charlie Adrion

Aldine Shamir

September 12, 2020

Thank you Mr. Sailer for inspiring our parents to follow you all to Hillsdale and the incredible journey that followed including weekend soccer games followed by backyard BBQs with the Sailer family and extended soccer family. So many wonderful memories our families shared together. You will be remembered always.

With our deepest condolences,

Aldine and Dan, Miki and Melanie

Kent Sailer

September 11, 2020

To: My beloved brother, you will always be rembered and hold a very special place in my heart. We were brothers but more importantly we were friends. We shared so much in our lives. Growing up in France, migrating to the U.S. in our teens. I followed in your footsteps - going to the same High School, playing for the same soccer teams and even into the Army a few years apart. Our lives evolved as we each had our own families but the very special bond shared by brothers was always there. There is a very large empty void in my life now . You will be missed by many but never more than by me. I kno you will continue to atch over, guide and protect your family. Your legacy is the family you raised, the many friends you made, and all the lives you have influenced, the kids you coached and mentored through all the years coaching. A measure of a life well lived is that he was loved, respected, that people will always speak well of him , remember him fondly and be better people for having known him. Dan you have lived a good life. I will always remember and love you, your brother Kent
-;Kent.

Nicholas Skirka

September 11, 2020

This is the team that won the New York City soccer championship in 1961. Top row standing from left to right was Peter Konowski, Peter Szailako, Andy Mycak, Murry Schwarts (Coach), Danny Sailer, Walter Katinsky. Second row kneeling from left to right was Nicholas Skirka, Phillip..., Antonio Acosta, Alix Perault, John Koukoris, Alfredo Abaroa. We had a great undefeated season with a great bunch of guys to play with. It came down to two Manhattan teams in the championship. We beat Seward high school 2-0 in league play then won 3-1 in the final. I pretty much knew all the players on the Seward team because we played in Tomskins Park on 10th Street and Avenue A in Manhattan. Danny played at NYU with Andy Mycak on the soccer team and they hung-out and played ping-pong together as well. I told Danny that Andy Mycak passed about six months ago and he was glad that I let him know. We were just a bunch of immigrants sharing the things we loved and enjoyed and that was soccer. We definitely had fun together and made some forever friends and memories. From all of us on the soccer team, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Sailer Family. We have some very good memories from that team. which Danny played a significant part.

Alix Perrault

September 11, 2020

I met Dan in September 1959 at Haaren High School. We both spoke French. He was the first person with whom I was able to communicate at school. Dan was a natural leader. He asked me to join the school’s soccer team and we along with other emigres mostly from the Ukraine and Central and South America made history. Haaren was undefeated as we won the New York City High School Soccer Championship in 1962. The school did not have a newspaper. Dan, who spoke better English than all of us, wrote a journal where he recorded each and every game, along with the outstanding performance of players. He made copies for everyone on the team. I cherish mine to this day.
Our youth was filled with wonderful memories. Dan loved sports. And thanks to him, I experienced many attractions in New York. He took me to see his beloved Rangers at the Old Madison Square Garden and his favorite “Bronx Bombers” at the Old Yankee Stadium. With meager funds, we bought rackets and ball and played tennis to exhaustion. We would play soccer at Sheep Meadow in Central Park with anyone who wished to participate. Eventually we had regular players and pick-up games. He dubbed us “The Central Park All-Stars”.
After leaving the U.S. Army, he spent decades coaching youth soccer in New Jersey. Dan was a most caring, capable and passionate person in all he did. His reputation spread. Parents wanted their kids to be on Coach Dan’s teams. That tradition continued when he moved to Tallahassee, FL.
The world was a better place because of Dan.

Bernie Fuersich

September 11, 2020

To my Best Man and my best Center Fullback, what great memories we created.

You will always be remembered and may you Rest In Peace.
Bernie

Mario Mancini

September 11, 2020

Dan along with his brother Kent were my oldest friends growing up in New York..we played on numerous teams together starting at the age of 16 including Hillsdale..we reconnected 2 years ago through FB and met again for the first time in 50 odd years..We stayed connected by playing a trivia game on Facebook everyday..His passing will be missed by me..My deepest condolences go out to his entire family......Mario Mancini and family

Arnold Ramirez

September 10, 2020

So sorry to hear about the death of my friend and teammate Danny Sailer. I first met Danny back in 1959 when he played for Haaren High School and I played for George Washington High School. We also played against each other when we played for the German American Junior All Stars he played The American Czechs and I played for Blue Star. We finally got to play together when we both received soccer scholarships to play on the Freshman Team at NYU in 1962. Danny played for NYU on the varsity Team in 1963, 1964 and 1965. He was a very tough defender and a natural leader. He was one of NYU’s captains. I joined the Army in 1963 and was stationed in Augsburg , Germany. In 1965 Danny came to see me in Augsburg because his team, Hota Bavarians was on a tour of Germany. Throughout the years Danny and I kept in touch. As recently as two weeks ago I had a conversation with him and he told me he wasn’t doing well. Unfortunately I heard of his passing two days ago. Rest In Peace my friend and my sincerest condolences to his family.

Creighton Drury

September 10, 2020

So sad to hear the news of my good friend Dan's passing. Dan and I spent many years together at St. Dominic's Home and then at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. Dan was a man of true integrity and his principles were reflected in the daily manner he treated everyone he met. He was a man for all seasons.
My wife, Valarie, and I, express our deepest condolences to the entire Sailer Family. Memories of our valued times together will be cherished forever. Rest in peace dear friend and enjoy the eternal joy you so deserve!
Creighton Drury

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