Sunday, December 8, 2013

Daniel P. English

Wellsville, NY - Mr. Daniel P. English, 76, passed away serenely this Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent English welcomed son Daniel into the world on February 21, 1937 in Buffalo.

Daniel attended and graduated from Buffalo's Kensington High School in 1955. He then worked a series of area jobs and concurrently served in the U.S. Army Reserve, attaining the rank of specialist. A degree in business administration from Erie Community College soon followed. In 1966 Daniel married Carol Schrader and thereafter moved to Wellsville. In 1971 their son Richard was born, currently a resident of Charleston, S.C. David followed in 1974, and currently resides in Ithaca. In Wellsville Mr. English steadfastly worked for over three decades as a postal carrier. Accordingly, he swiftly grew to prefer the friendly nature of his adopted small town.

A former city boy, Daniel enjoyed a lifelong affinity for Wellsville's pastoral charm. He keenly favored the tranquility of a spring time creek-bed fossil hunt. Most of all, Daniel developed a lifelong passion and expertise in local Native American arrowheads and culture. To him, a farmer's freshly ploughed field was an undiscovered countryside museum. Daniel loved and relished reading history, coin collecting, travel [unforgivable puns!], his pets, friends and his family.

His wife Carol, sons Richard [Lisa] and David, and Sister Marion[Phil] Fiorentine, of St. James survive him.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 10, from 2 to 3 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. A service of remembrance and celebration will be held in the Church at 3 pm with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials in Daniel's name may be given to the SPCA or Trinity Lutheran Church-Outreach.

Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. With all of the above said, and above it all Dan loved his Lord Jesus Christ and His Word and truly tried to walk a walk of faith. He is now with his beloved Jesus and happy beyond measure. My thoughts and prayers are with Carol and family.

  2. I went to college with David at Alfred State. The family is in my prayers.