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Dan Shay

Born: Mon., Sep. 20, 1948
Died: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

Memorial Gathering

2:00 PM Sun., Sep. 20, 2020
Location: Northmoreland Park

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Dan Shay, 71, of Allegheny Twp., passed away peacefully after a short illness, Tuesday, August 4th, at his residence. Dan was born in Kittanning, on September 20, 1948, a son of the late E. Jean (Ellenberger) and Willard B. Shay. Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from IUP followed by his Masters of Education degree from the University of Delaware simultaneously with his Bachelors of Education degree from Millersville University. Before he was enticed into programming, he taught physics and math at Karns City High School for 6 years. He was a computer programmer and systems analyst at CVS in RIDC Park for 15 years, and also worked at several other industries throughout the area. He enjoyed reading and anything science related. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Clarice (Sliwiak) Shay; his sister, Marilyn Fargnoli; Aunt, Cora "Prep" McCullough; 3 nieces, Sissy (Michael) Apostolico, Ginger Lee Kymer and Charlotte Kymer; 5 nephews Mike Fargnoli, Brett Kymer, Matthew Keller, Steven Keller, Cade Siar and cousins and cousins-in-law scattered across the country. Following Dan's wishes, his body was given as a donation for science.

A memorial service will be held at Northmoreland Park, Pavilion #1, 280 Markle Rd. in Apollo, PA on Sunday September 20 from 2-4 pm.

 A special thanks to Tom Sliviak for all the running and help over the last 6 months. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Knots of Love, 2973 Harbor Blvd. #822, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Brother's Brother Foundation 1200 Galveston Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 Samaritan's Purse PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607.

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Karen Watkins
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Clarice & Charlotte,
Many prayers of comfort, peace & love during this difficult time.

joan manfredi
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
dan will be missed---prayers

Debi Ziemianski
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. He will surely be missed at our future Z family reunion.

Judy Peters
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
My sympathy to you . Prayers for you for strength to get through the coming months. Dan was a kind and generous soul and will be missed by many.

Judy Peters
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
My sympathy to you . Prayers for you for strength to get through the coming months. Dan was a kind and generous soul and will be missed by many.

Marilyn (Shay) Fargnoli
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
Clarice - This is a quote from Dan. He posted it to me when Angelo passed. I've never forgotten it. It is appropriate that I insert Dan's name, as I'm sure he would approve. I hope it gives you the comfort it gave to me.

"Dan was a good man who was deeply (almost obsessively) in love with you. He is missing you as much as you are missing him."

Robert Pumilia
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Dan. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Your Friends,
Bob and Sandy Pumilia

John and Melissa Salsgiver
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. Our prayers are with you at this time and always.
John and Melissa

Brandon siar
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
my condolences on your loss clarice, dan will be greatly missed. Ginger, Cade and I send our love. Rip Dan

Kathleen Brown
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.

April Rodgers-Reddig
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. I'm grateful that we were able to see you both last summer. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tim Brown
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
Sorry for your loss.

Bruce Leonard Bly
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
My heartfelt blessings for all of Dan's family. To Marilyn a special thought. Thank you for contacting me through Randy Rupp. Dan was such an intellect, it was an honor to be in his circle of friends those many years ago. While we lost touch, I knew we were eternally connected. I look forward to being at his memorial service. Please contact me if there is anything I can do. And I sent John (Jack) Wilson a message. Now to get him to read it. While I have a definite sadness at the news of Dan's departure, it does give me an opportunity to remember him as he was. "A right jolly old elf."

Margie Boyer-Hoffman
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
To the Families, my thoughts go out to you. I believe the last time I saw Danny was at Jean's funeral. I was surprised to see him smoking a pipe. Why (?) he was of age (difficult to believe that much time had gone by). I remember the good old days of Sunday School, Church, youth meetings, and parties at the Belknap United Church of Christ. And, knowing Danny, I can understand his final donation. God Speed Danny!!!

Kevin Rowlands
   Posted Sun August 09, 2020
Dear Clarice,
I worked with Dan at Thrift Drug many years ago. He was a good man, a smart man, a thinker. Very sorry for your loss.
God bless.

Colleen Brown-Urish
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Clarice, may every beautiful memory you have of Dan help you through this difficult time. Remember his laugh; I will. You have my deepest condolences.

Dana Wagner
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Sending my love and condolances, Dan was one of the greats! We worked together many years at PharmaCare/CVS and he was a brilliant man. Full of knowledge and kindness, it was my pleasure to have known him. Rest easy, Dan.

Mark Herrle
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Clarice, so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him at Thrift. He was a smart and kind man. Never had a bad word for anyone. Truly a class act and good guy. May he rest in peace.

Karen Crissman
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Clarice, So sorry to hear about Dan. You have my sympathy and are in my prayers.

Anne Pallay
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Dear Clarice, I was so saddened today when I got a message from Mom about Dan's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

Sue and David Griffen
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Dear Clarice,

We are very sorry to hear about Dan's passing. What a loss. Dan was such an intelligent, engaging and supportive person. You have our deepest sympathy and you are in our prayers.

Sue and David Griffen

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