Daniel Paul Overath, of New Smyrna Beach Florida, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. Dan was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 8,1925, to George and Magdalene Overath and was the 7th of their 8 children. Dan had many adventures in Newark as a mischievous altar boy who received many knuckle rappings from the nuns. The family moved to DC when Dan was 13 and he continued his escapades running around with neighborhood “gangs” in the Mt. Pleasant area. As a teenager he got his mother’s permission to enlist in the Coast Guard during WWII and he later served in the Army during the Korean War. His and his brothers’ experience of war made him a committed advocate for peace. After his service, he worked briefly as a fire fighter in Washington D.C. and then embarked on a 37 year career as a Field Engineer with NCR Corporation. He met the love of his life, Shirley Meegan, and they married in 1959. Dan and Shirley raised their family in Bowie, Maryland and moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1990. As anyone who knew Dan can attest, he was a life long story teller and found humor in everyday interactions. While he claimed that he didn’t like to dance he seemed to find himself at the front of the conga line at many family gatherings. He is survived by Shirley and their 5 children, Daniel Joseph Overath, Maryann Overath, Christopher Paul Overath, Terence Overath, Tracy Overath, and his 2 grandchildren, Lucas Ronan Grisham and Mathew Charles Grisham. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and their children and grandchildren.