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Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home

1671 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY

OBITUARY

Daniel M. Porter

November 21, 1977July 30, 2020
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PORTER - Daniel M. July 30, 2020. Beloved son of Susan and step-father David Christie and son of Timothy Porter; grandson of the late Helen and late Joseph Gietzen; nephew of Judy and Sam Takats, Ginger (David Gawera) and the late Thomas Gietzen; survived by many loving cousins. Family will be present on Sunday, from 1-4 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Amelia’s Church on Monday at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel’s name may be made to OLV Human Services, Amber Lynne Group Home, 790 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218 (formerly Baker Victory Home of Charity). Reopening restrictions limit the number of individuals allowed in the Funeral Home at the same time. We welcome you to visit with the family and ask you for your patience if you should experience delays. Face coverings are required. Condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, August 3, 2020

Memories

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Hannah Porter

August 3, 2020

Dan,
I’m so blessed to be able to call you my brother. I cherish my memories of you, and I’m forever thankful that we recently reconnected with each other.
You always radiated positive energy, and that is what I remember most about you. Thank you for loving me, and thank you for being such a great big brother.
I love you,
Hannah

Tabetha Johnston

August 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to Dan’s family, he will be greatly missed by so many. I had the pleasure of working with Dan at Aspire. He had such a positive outlook and enjoyed music very much. He was a great friend to all.

Shannen Krietemeyer

August 2, 2020

Dan, you will be so greatly missed. You had the sweetest heart and a gentleness about you that I admired. I’ll never forget you playing the piano for us the first time we met. I’m so lucky and proud to call you my step brother. Love you always, Shenandoah

Michelle Siemucha (Perkins)

August 2, 2020

For our inspiring friend, Danny; how we have loved you for so long. With your kind personality, charismatic smile and infectious laugh, your beautiful soul has brought immeasurable joy to all whose lives you have entered. You have taught us all so much about kindness, friendship, perseverance, faith and mostly love. Rest Peacefully and Sing Beautifully with the Angels, our “Music Man Dan”. We cherish our time with you and have been blessed to know you.

Sue, Dave, Tim & Family, Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Peace & Love.

Michelle & The Perkins Family

Donna Kenny

August 2, 2020

To the family of Dan Porter
I had the privilege working with Dan at BVS. I will always remember his big heart and handsome smile. Dan would light up a room by just entering. Rest In Peace My sweet friend

Sue, Tom and Andrew Convey

August 2, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy on Dan’s passing. He was always so pleasant and always had something nice to say. We always enjoyed seeing him lead the Boy Scout ceremonies at People, Inc.

Kristi Reisch

August 2, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Danny. He brought so much joy to this world.

I remember spending time with Danny when we were young and he had such a big imagination, a big smile, and a big personality. He was always ready for fun and always ready to create the fun! I loved being his friend.

My favorite memories are "babysitting" him and being Queen Kristin to his King Dan. We had so much fun those summer days.

My other favorite memory is having the great honor of attending his prom with him. We danced and talked and listened to music. He always brought joy to my life.

His light was one of the brightest to ever shine on this earth and he will be missed.

Love,
Kristi

Susan Mentecki

August 2, 2020

How sad to learn of Dan’s passing. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Dan’s gentle way of telling a story, or advocating for something or someone important to him. Truly a great spirit, I will always remember Dan very fondly.

Elena Van Voorhis

August 2, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Dan’s family as well as the extended family that provided love and care to Dan throughout the years. Dan never met a stranger, I feel. After meeting Dan and having a conversation, you would come away with a new friend. He appreciated music, learning, and conversations- and kept his family, faith and friends close to his heart. He was dedicated to advocacy and teaching others.

Ken Kowalski

August 2, 2020

On behalf of the entire Lancaster High School CKSO Steel Drum family, we have lost our favorite fan, and dear friend. We cherish all the times Dan has been there for us, especially at the Opera House. His brilliant smile, his enthusiasm, and seeing him in our CKSO apparel will never be forgotten. May his Beautiful spirit soar free. Thank you Dan. With tremendous LOVE. Ken Kowalski and the CKSO family

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Biography

PORTER - Daniel M.
July 30, 2020. Beloved son of Susan and step-father David Christie and son of Timothy Porter; grandson of the late
Helen and late Joseph Gietzen; nephew of Judy and Sam Takats, Ginger (David Gawera) and the late Thomas Gietzen;
survived by many loving cousins. Family will be present on Sunday, from 1-4 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS
FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated
from St. Amelia’s Church on Monday at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel’s name may be made to OLV
Human Services, Amber Lynne Group Home, 790 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218 (formerly Baker Victory Home of
Charity). Reopening restrictions limit the number of individuals allowed in the Funeral Home at the same time. We
welcome you to visit with the family and ask you for your patience if you should experience delays. Face coverings are
required. Condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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