November 24, 1941 - January 07, 2017
Dan was actively involved in both the Columbus and Cleveland Irish Communities. He was a member of the Greater Cleveland Feis Society, serving as Treasurer and President. For many years, he served as the National Registrar for the North American Feis Commission where he was responsible for the registration and scheduling of all feisanna in Canada and the United States.
In 1980, the Greater Cleveland Feis Society appointed Dan to serve as their Delegate to the United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. He served as its Executive Director from 2007 through 2010. He was chosen as the Parade’s Inside Co-Chair in 1987, and as the Parade’s Grand Marshal in 2015.
Dan joined the Boland-Berry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in 2006; and was the Division’s Secretary when he was called home.
His other Irish involvements included the Shamrock Club in Columbus, the West Side Irish American Club Inc., the Irish Heritage Club, and the Gaelic Society where he and his wife Diana learned to Irish Dance and competed in adult ceili competitions.
Dan was a parishioner of St. Raphael’s Church for 48 years, where he served as a Lecturer and Eucharistic Minister.