Daniel P. Etnyre, 83

September 26, 2021

Daniel P. Etnyre, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Born in Rockford, IL and raised in Oregon, IL, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and
Georgene Ferguson Etnyre. He graduated from Oregon High School and attended University of

From the 1960’s to the 1980’s, Dan was the Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager for E.D. Etnyre & Co., his family’s road-building equipment manufacturing and distributing company. Following his time with the Etnyre Company, he remained in sales before retiring in 2015.

In his early years, Dan was a scratch golfer, and he continued to have a lifelong interest in golf. He enjoyed all sports and was a committed Philadelphia Phillies and Penn State Football fan. Spending an afternoon watching a game with his family was his favorite weekend pastime. Additionally, he was a passionate and perseverant New York Times crossword puzzle solver. He thrived on solving problems and with his engineering-like mind, he was an expert in organizing closets and storage areas, and he was a meticulous gift-wrapper! He will be remembered for his mischievous smile, deep belly laugh, generosity, and his sincere devotion to his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Etnyre Williams and his sister, Bitsy Hunter.
He is survived by his children, Daniel Etnyre, Jr., Kim Etnyre, Michael Etnyre, Wendy Lewis, and
Jennifer Pradziad and her husband John, his sister, Ginger Smalley, his ten grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a honorary donation to a favorite charity.

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Condolences to the Family

October 11, 2021

My Condolences to Dan’s children and sister Ginger.  Dan was a friend from our hometown Oregon, IL.  He was friendly, well liked and all round great guy. It was always good to visit with him when he returned to the school high school reunions.  
Sandy Ehmen Greenfield 

October 04, 2021

So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I lost touch with Dan in the past few years. He was a good friend and neighbor, and from my experience, he never had bad words for anyone, and was usually wearing a smile.
May he Rest In Peace.
George Vekios

October 04, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Etnyre family for your loss. While I never had the opportunity to meet Dan, Mike always spoke highly of him. Dan’s love and support radiated through and I am sure he will always be with the family in memory and in their hearts. 
John & Kerry Kain

October 03, 2021

Heaven gained a great angel last sunday.  His infectious laugh and mischivious knowing smile will be remembered fondly.  He always had kind words for me whenever i saw him on my visits back to Lancaster. I have lots of memories of when we were kids.  Love to you all.   

October 03, 2021

So sorry for your loss.
Dan was a kind and gentle man.
Best wishes to Michael, Jenn and Wendy for happy memories!!

October 02, 2021

Save a place for me, Dan! Rest in peace, until then.
s.a. wilmarth

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