Wellsville, NY - Daniel Guy Denner passed away peacefully on August 12, 2013 at home with his family by his side.
He was born in Painesville, Ohio on December 8, 1954 to Barbara Jane Patterson and Richard Thomas Denner. Daniel married Mary Lois Harris on May 5, 1984 in Wellsville where they came to raise their family. Over the years Dan became a visible community member through his scholastic and athletic efforts. He is survived by his wife Mary Lois, Sons Kevin and Ian: parents, two brothers David (Therese) Denner and Andrew (Linda) Denner and many nieces and nephews from Painesville. His Wellsville family includes Daniel C. Harris Jr. and family and Kevin O. (Jeanne) Harris and family; A sister in law Patricia Ann (John) Kuzma of Las Vegas NV., and her sons Timothy and Jonathan McCann.
After graduating from Riverside High School in Painesville and Kent State University, where he earned his Masters in Physical Education Administration, Dan became a racquetball professional teaching at many health clubs in the Cleveland area.
Moving to Wellsville in 1986, Dan worked for the Harris Supply Company for several years before achieving his true goal in physical education/ health and coaching at Whitesville Central School as well a teacher/ principal of the summer school program for Allegany County BOCES until his passing.
During his career in Whitesville Dan was extremely proud of every student athlete and their achievements in the many sports programs in which he was involved as a coach and athletic director. He will also be remembered as a dedicated classroom professional helping each student to achieve their personal best. Dan loved football and enjoyed working with the Wellsville football program for many years. He will be greatly missed but remembered by his loving family, many friends and colleagues.
Friends will be received on Friday, August 16, from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Immaculate Conception Church with a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at 11 am with Father Sean DiMaria. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials may be made the SPCA; or the Hart Comfort House; or the Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY. 14642, or to the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.