DANIEL JAMES CRAINE, 67, OF FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, BELOVED HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, BROTHER, UNCLE AND FRIEND, PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY APRIL 18TH, 2020.
DAN WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO AND WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS MILDRED AND JOHN WILMOT, JAMES CRAINE, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW SCOTT VALEREGA.
DAN WAS A LIFELONG LOYAL CLEVELAND SPORTS FAN, WHICH TELLS YOU HE ALSO HAD AN AMAZING SENSE OF HUMOR. HE WAS ADVENTUROUS AND HAD A LOVE OF LIFE, HIS FAMILY, AND HIS FRIENDS THAT WAS INSPIRING TO ALL.
HE ENJOYED ANYTHING OUTDOORS SUCH AS SNORKELING AND BIKE RIDING WITH HIS WIFE. HE LOVED TRAVELING, SUDOKU, DISCOVERING NEW BEERS, TIME WITH HIS FRIENDS AT FORT MYERS BREWERY, FACETIMING WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN AND COOKING. HIS PERFECT IMITATION OF WOODY WOODPECKER’S LAUGH WILL BE A MEMORY TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN FOR YEARS TO COME.
HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 27 YEARS, GAIL ANN (SCHOLZ) CRAINE OF FORT MYERS, FL., HIS CHILDREN, MATT CRAINE (KATE) OF CLEVELAND, OH., NATE CRAINE (YUKAKO MATSUMOTO) OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA., SHAWNA DEVORE (PAUL) OF SAVANNAH, GA., GRANDCHILDREN, LYDIA AND VIOLET CRAINE OF CLEVELAND, OH., KYTO AND RYUKI CRAINE OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA., MICHAEL JONES (MARY HORAN), ALLISON FLANNERY, RYAN FLANNERY, SOPHIE DEVORE, ALL OF SAVANNAH, GA., DALTON AND DYLAN DEVORE OF CHESAPEAKE, VA., SISTERS, DIANE CRAINE OF CLEVELAND, OH., MEGAN MILAN OF MARCO ISLAND, FL., SISTER-IN-LAW JUDY CUTRONE, BROTHER-IN-LAW KEN SCHOLZ (JOAN), NIECE AMY RENNER (TREVOR), NEPHEW NICHOLAS SCHOLZ (APRIL), SPECIAL FUR-BABY LIL’ KAY KITTY, LIFELONG BEST FRIEND ERIC BERGMANN OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA., SPECIAL FRIENDS AT LEGENDS COUNTRY CLUB, ALONG WITH SO MANY FRIENDS ACROSS THE WORLD.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. THE FAMILY APPRECIATES ALL PICTURES AND STORIES.
So sorry for your loss. You don’t know me but I worked with Dan at Publix 1407, everyone here was shocked to here about Dan. He was such a great guy, we will surely miss him!
Love from his Publix family!
Same as previous ...at the brewery
Fun night at the brewery...August 2015
Bob and Dan ...Aug 2015
I am so very sorry to hear that Dan has passed. Both of you have always welcomed me with open arms whenever you were in Cleveland.
In reading others messages, I agree with them that Dan was always so easy to talk to. He was very sweet, and kind, and funny, just like you Gail. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Love, Judy Jackman
He was such a great storyteller and had incredible sense of humor.
We'll keep him alive in our memories. Our sympathy to his whole family. We are very sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and wishing peace and comfort. Life was not suppose to be this way when we first met at 14 yrs old. I always wanted the best for my friends and it saddens me more than you know this is happening to you. Love you Gail.♥️
We had the same job for years
And spent a lot of phone time together
I could always count on Dan
I would call him every week for something we were both the same age so we had a lot in common
He always had a quick start to a conversation and provide me with a different perspective on things
I will miss you my friend
Dan was a always a very kind, funny person to be around who always had a smile on his face. He set a great example for all of us to live by.
We will miss you dear brother- RIP
May God Bless him and all of his loved
I'm a bit in shock to hear of his passing, since I was hoping we'd have many more happy family gatherings in the future, but am so grateful for having had a chance to connect with him. We'll keep him alive in our memories, especially with Kyto and Ryuki. My condolences to his whole family.
Great times at Dolphins Stadium
From top: Dan, Nate & Matt circa 1990.
Dan, Matt & Nate on front porch on Dill Road, South Euclid, OH in the summer of 1981.