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Daniel J. Geraci, 64

March 20, 2014

Daniel J. Geraci, 64, of Holtwood, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster, Dan was the husband of Linda (Kovaleski) Geraci and the son of Theresa Anthea (Long) Geraci and the late Charles J. Geraci, a World War II veteran.

Dan served in the US Air Force with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was later honored with a commendation from President Nixon for his work on Air Force One while stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. He was a member of AMVETS, Post #19, Millersville VFW, Post #7294, as well as other veteran organizations. He was involved in The Wounded Warrior Project and a proud sponsor of “Believe in Heroes!” Dan was well known for his dedication to and continuous support of our troops, sending care packages and providing assistance to the families of veterans here at home.
Prior to his retirement, Dan worked in production at Armstrong World Industries. He especially enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, fishing, hunting and spending “happy hour” at the Frogtown Café with his friends and retired veterans. Dan was of the Catholic Faith and belonged to St. Anthony of Palau Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, Linda, and mother, Theresa, Dan is survived by three siblings: Charles J. Geraci, husband of Ellen (Trauger), New Providence, Theresa H. Ditzler, wife of Michael B. Ditzler, of Lancaster, and George M. Geraci of Lancaster; Nieces: Nina Geraci, Melissa Kramer, great niece, Miah Kramer, and nephews, Harry Connell of Pequea, Ryan Kovaleski, and Bradley Kovaleski of MN.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551. A prayer service will follow with The Rev. Dan Richards officiating. Immediately following the ceremony, a celebration of Dan’s life will be held at Valentino’s Café, 132 Rider Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Daniel will be laid to rest with military honors by the Air Force Honor Guard from Dover Air Force Base, on April 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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April 01, 2014

The Gaul Family would like to extend to the Geraci Family are deepest sympathy and condolences.  Dan was a friend from my youth, and I had many great times with the Geraci Family. My mother, Dolly Gaul, would like to extend to her friend, Theresa, all the love and support from one mother to another.  The loss of a child regardlees of age is one of life’s cruel moments.  Respectfully, Harry Gaul and Mrs. Harry Gaul  aka Dolly Gaul

April 01, 2014

April 1,2014
So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I remember him well in both grade school at St. Anthony”s as well as LCHS. He always had a smile on his face and he was such a great person. My condolences to the Geraci Family.  
Mary Ann Brady Pauls
 
 

March 30, 2014

I met Dan at the Frogtown Inn  when I was visiting friends of  mine, and who were also friends of Dan, when I was visiting Pennsylvania.  What a nice guy, with a great sense of humor.                                                                                                                                     Elaine Van Aulen     (Florida)

March 30, 2014

George, Theresa and the Geraci family. My heart aches for the loss of Danny. Even though I haven’t seen your family in quite a few years, I remember all the great times we had as teens hanging out at your house and our favorite spots. I remember Danny always kidding me and making me laugh. Good memories. You will be in my prayers.
Judy Conlin Whiteside

March 29, 2014

So sorry to her of Dan’s passing.  I remember him as a friendly, out-going guy at LCHS.  My prayers to his family at this time of loss.  Donna (Damon) Kilgore

March 29, 2014

Dan was a great person. Always ready with a joke or something crazy to make you smile. He was a true Patriot. Thank you for your servie Dan!
Dennis Blough

March 29, 2014

Geraci family, I am so sorry for your loss of Daniel. I am a neighbor of Theresa at the Oaks, and please let her know that I am praying for her and family. Lots of transitions for her now, and we all miss seeing her, here at the Oaks. 
Ellen Weaver

March 29, 2014

My deepest condolensces to the Geraci family.  The early days I spent with the Geraci boys brings back many fond memories.  Danny will be missed.  My prayers are with you in this grave time. Mike and Jean Angelo

March 29, 2014

Sincere condolences to Linda, George & entire Geraci Family. It was such sad news hearing of his passing. Worked w/Dan W Armstrong; the laughter we shared, drank a few together; his laughter; he will be truley missed by ALL! And Last but not Least: Thank You for serving!!!
Verna & Denny Lint
 

March 28, 2014

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Dan always had a smile for everyone and made so many feel so special. I will always remember how Danny made me feel special at LCHS.  I wish I would have had one last time to tell him how many times he lifted my heart.  Rest in Peace Danny, someday we will see you again.  My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Pat (Roschel) Coomes LCHS Class of ’68
 

March 28, 2014

Dear Linda and all the Geraci Family
I was truly saddened to read of Danny’s passing.  He certainly brightened up a room with his great smile and his wonderful humor.  He was one of the “Good Guys”.  My deepest sympathy to all of you.  Rest in Peace, Danny.
Valarie (Shaub) Foehlinger  
 
 

March 28, 2014

To The Geraci Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss of Danny.  I will remember him as my friend, by his big smile, and as a major ingredient to the glue that helped to bond our St. Anthony’s class of ’64.  He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with Danny and each of you during this very difficult time.
Paul Nicklaus

March 28, 2014

My heart aches for the Geraci family and friends left in the wake of Danny’s sudden death.  We grew up together and went to St. Anthony’s and LCHS together.  My parents and aunts and uncles all grew up and hung out with the Geraci aunts and uncles.  Our families have been intertwined for many, many years.  I feel so bad that I was unable to attend The get togethers of my former St. Anthony’s classmates.  I would have gotten to see his smile and hear his laugh one last time.  You left us too soon Danny…..you will be sadly missed by many.
Jessica Chalfant Nace
 

March 27, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Linda and the Geraci family.
He will be greatly missed. I will never forget his sense of humor and friendly laugh, from the Catholic High days through the Armstrong days and till the present. You will be in our prayers forever.
Chuck (LCHS class of ’68)and Helen (McDevitt – LCHS class of ’70) Reinfried
 

March 27, 2014

Linda and Geraci Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dan. Memories of his always smiling face and hearty laugh over a few beers with Linda at Valentino’s and the Frogtown feel like they happened just yesterday. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Dave & Susan Harnish

March 27, 2014

I was so sorry to learn that one of my classmates has passed on. I didn’t know Danny that well except that he and his sister were nice kids. My memory of Danny goes way back to elementary school. They were at St. Mary’s for a short time, where he came to my rescue one day when another classmate was picking on me. Our paths only crossed briefly at LCHS, but he was well known as a nice guy. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Jolanta (Rogers) Vandoren, Arlington VA

March 26, 2014

It was so unexpected, and with much sadness, to hear about Danny. Our hearts go out to the Geraci family. But the memories of so many great times spent together with Danny over years past brings a smile to our faces and reminds us of all that was good. You will be missed Danny! God speed.
Larry and Deb Eshleman

March 26, 2014

My condolences and sincere sympathy to all of his family and friends.  I was so sorry to hear and read of his passing.  I know the family is so proud of him and the service he provided for our country, he will surely be missed.  I have fond memories of all of the family, we shared some really good times.  Please know you will all be in my prayers as you work through your sorrow.  Your wonderful memories and the memories of his friends will help you through this difficult time.  God bless.  Dottie (Reiff) King

March 26, 2014

Our sincere sympathies to the Geraci family.  Many fond memories of Dan who as a friend of my sister used to spend time at our house.  Always a fun loving, generous guy that could make you smile.   People don’t really leave us; a part of them lives on in us, through all the fond memories.  They stay in our hearts forever.
John and Deb Jones       

March 26, 2014

Oh, Danny, I’m so sorry that you left us too soon.  I was so looking forward to our St. Anthony’s reunion in October.  My condolences to your wife and family.  Thank you for your service to our country.  You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Micki (Eileen) Killoran, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

March 26, 2014

Linda and the Geraci family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful fun memories of Danny from my teen years. Our little group had so much fun bowling, horseback riding, going to Brookside dances, park dances etc. When I go through old photos, Danny young face is there. What a loss for everyone who knew him. What a great guy!   Jane Hoenninger Spadea
 
    

March 26, 2014

George and the Geraci Family,
My sincere sympathies for the passing of your brother Dan.  While we didn’t know your brother all that well, we were very sorry to hear of his passing.  Our thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Steve & Denise Amico Glatfelter

March 25, 2014

My sincere condolences to Danny’s family and loved ones.  I graduated with him and reconnected several years later.  We enjoyed many great times at Barrels and Cousin’s. If Danny was there, you knew it would be a fun time!  Sue Peznosky

March 25, 2014

 
What a shock to read of Dan’s passing.  I have many fond memories of Dan at Armstrong – he was loads of fun.  May the precious memories of him and the Peace that surpasses all understanding carry you, his family, through this most difficult time.   ~Debi Lefever~

March 25, 2014

I am so sadden to hear of the passing of Danny.  I will never forget growing up on Chestnut St and going to St. Anthony’s with the Geraci’s.  I  will keep you all in my thougts and prayers during this time of sorrow. My God Bless you all.  Rest in Peace Danny.
 
Jeannine Rudy Albright

March 25, 2014

Dear George and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing especially since he died so quickly.  I have fond memories of him when he joined us at Barrels in Park City, Valentino’s and the Get Together Dances. He was a great guy, full of life and lots of fun.  My deepest sympathies as I know how painful this must be.  May Dan be enjoying the Heavenly Banquet as I am sure he is saving a place for all of us.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you mourn the loss of your brother.  With Love, Diane Hoak Lichok

March 25, 2014

To the Geraci Family,
I wish to offer you all my/our deepest sympathy & condolances on the passing of Danny,I have many fond memories of time spent with him from our days @ LCHS and into adulthood.Dan introduced me to my wife Liz at Barrels over 40 + years ago…Thank you Dan .You will be missed by many,May you rest in Peace…………………..Blessings on the Geraci Family
                                                                                     Mike & Liz Huegel

March 25, 2014

I did not know Dan personally but i went to school and worked with Theresa at Hamilton Bank many years ago. My husband Carl and I are very sorry for your loss and will keep Theresa and the family in our prayers. May God bless you all during this sad time.
 
Carl and Mary Keen

March 25, 2014

Danny was a great guy!!  He made so many of us laugh at his spontaneous jokes!!  My sincere condolences go out to the Geraci family.   I will keep you and Danny in my prayers!!
Love,  Lynn ( Mickey McDevitt) Kuhn    PS  Jim sends his thoughts and prayers for Danny, too.
 

March 25, 2014

MANY GREAT TIMES SPENT WITH DANNY.I WILL ALWAYS MISS HIS CALLS IN THE MIDDLE OF MY WORKDAY AS THEY WOULD HAVE SOME SORT OF “DANISM”. THE MANY TIMES AT MT. TOP AND THE MANY,MANY HARLEY RIDES OF JOURNEY NOT DESTINATION WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE DANNY. LOVE YA TONY HARAKEL

March 25, 2014

To all of you, We send heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Dan.   
He was a special person and one that will be missed by many. 
May all of your loving  memories be eternal.   
God bless and keep you in this very sad time.
Love
Patti & Mike Stephens

March 25, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family- he will be missed by a lot if people. Les Mumma

March 25, 2014

I am so sorry about Dan’s passing.  I know he will be missed and even though I didn’t get to the Frogtown much anymore, when I did go, I would usually run into Dan and we would catch up on events.  I will truely miss seeing Dan. Super nice and fun man.  God bless Dan and prayers for his family at this difficult time.

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