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Daniel Paul Overath
  • April 08, 1925
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  • January 30, 2017

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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.


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  1. 04 Feb 2017
    George Alberty lit a candle:
    Lit since February 4, 2017 at 2:42:18 AM

  2. 04 Feb 2017
    Steve Hale lit a candle:
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  3. 03 Feb 2017
    Kristy Franklin says:
    Dan overath is one of the funniest guys I've ever met.... and a real straight shooter, telling it like he sees it. I had the pleasure of meeting him and knowing him a little through his kids that I've been friends with for 30 years. He will be so missed and my heart and love goes out to his family.

  4. 03 Feb 2017
    Lucas Grisham says:
    I love you Grandad and I miss you so much. Thank you for sharing your stories and your sense of humor with me. I wil always remember our visits to Florida and the good moments we shared

  5. 03 Feb 2017
    Charles Alberty says:
    Sorry for all of our loss. Lots of love to Shirley and all of her and Dan's children and grand children. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  6. 03 Feb 2017
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    May 2010 Dan Overath
    May 2010 Dan Overath

  7. 03 Feb 2017
    Kate Overath-Speck says:
    Aunt Shirley and cousins, Uncle Dan is now with all his brothers and sisters and Mahsie. May they watch over us.

  8. 02 Feb 2017
    Steve Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2017 at 2:56:09 PM

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    Lit since February 2, 2017 at 2:27:21 PM

  10. 02 Feb 2017
    Francie Sutherland and Greg Cramer says:
    Love to you all at this time. Greg and I are thinking of you and hold you in our hearts. Uncle Dan will be sorely missed by all of us.

  11. 02 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 2, 2017 at 2:25:25 PM

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  16. 02 Feb 2017
    Eileen Ewing says:
    To Daniel, Maryann, Christopher, Terrance, Tracy, Lucas, Matthew and Aunt Shirley, we are so sorry for your loss. Bill and Eileen Overath Ewing

  17. 02 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 2, 2017 at 2:04:26 AM

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  19. 01 Feb 2017
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  20. 01 Feb 2017
    Kathleen McNeal Wethington says:
    Much love to the family. My Uncle Dan has left us with so many fond memories they could fill up another lifetime.

  21. 01 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 1, 2017 at 2:06:51 PM

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  24. 01 Feb 2017
    Renee Overath says:
    Sending love and condolences to Aunt Shirley and all the cousins. In my memories from childhood Uncle Dan was kind and very, very funny. May your memories bring you comfort.

  25. 01 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 1, 2017 at 2:50:13 PM

  26. 01 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 1, 2017 at 2:46:49 PM

  27. 01 Feb 2017
    Pat Hagemann says:
    So sorry to hear, Aunt Shirley and cousins.
    Uncle Dan and all of you are in our prayers.
    Love and hugs,
    Pat (Aunt Sis' daughter) and Dan Hagemann

  28. 01 Feb 2017
    Laura Fetzer lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2017 at 2:56:11 PM

  29. 01 Feb 2017
    Jack & Nora Overath says:
    Rest in peace, Uncle Dan.

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