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Daniel J. Sapanaro

DANIEL J. SAPANARO, age 61. Beloved husband for 34 years of Lynn A. (nee DiFranco). Loving father of Daniel J., Jr and Matthew T. Cherished son of Rosetta (nee Volino) and the late Joseph Sapanaro. Dearest brother of Larry (wife Nancy), Dennis (wife Adeline) and David. Treasured uncle of Lori Moran (husband Pat), Michael, Patrick, Deanna Sipp (husband E.G.), Frank and Vincent. Devoted nephew of Michael and Josephine, Paul and Antoinette Cavasinni, Carmella Barbarotta (husband Sandy, deceased), Elizabeth (husband Rocco, deceased), Theresa Pecora (husband Joseph, deceased) and the late Tony and Mimi, Guy and Isabelle, Louis and Antoinette Sapanaro, Angeline and Nick Poaletto. Dear brother-in-law of Gary and Anjie DiFranco, Jeffrey and Kathy DiFranco, Mark and Angela DiFranco. Dear cousin and friend of many.

Dan was active at St. Anselm Church as a Eucharistic Minister and organizing the St. Anselm Festival. In addition, he was a member of Chesterland Rotary Club and enjoyed watching his son’s sports, playing golf and watching Cleveland Browns football and Cleveland Indians baseball. His favorite music was Mo Town. His family remembers him as an original person who had high standards and morals. He was a good man who was very caring, loyal, supportive, passionate, hard working and analytical.

Contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 31, 2012 at St. Anselm Catholic Church at 11 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dan at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 2-5 and 6-9 PM.

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  1. Cheryl and Albert Laufer

    At times like this it’s hard to find anything to say that really helps. We are praying for you and our hearts are hurting, too. Xo

  2. My deepest condolences and prayers.

    Dan was an absolute pleasure to work with and get to know over the years. It has been pleasure to have known him and we will miss him.

    Danielle Spear – Fifth Third Bank

  3. Susan De Stefano (Riccardi)

    Dear Lynn,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was a wonderful husband and father and you were so blessed to have had him. You and your sons will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you all. Love, Sue

  4. My cousin Dan has left us much too soon. I will always cherish the memories I had with him. To all my relatives that have to endure the loss of Dan, I extend my deepest sympathy and that you may find peace in your hearts. All my love to you *** Tony Sapanaro ***

  5. Lynn, Danny & Matthew;

    My deepest condolences to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  6. Lynn, Danny, & Matthew,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You’ve remained in my thoughts this past year. I always enjoyed my time with Dan and admired his generous personality. Obviously, you have many wonderful memories with him to be grateful for. I hope you are able to find comfort through memories and the fortune to have him as such an intimate part of your lives. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

  7. Lynn,

    So sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences on your families loss. I always have fond memories thinking of Dan. May he rest in peace.

  8. Jerry Kelsheimer

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God grant you peace as you reflect on Dan’s legacy. Dan was an incredible inspiration to so many. He was a great leader, loyal friend, and a truly valued member of our corporate family. The inspiration he provided and the impact he had on those around him will be with us forever. God bless.

  9. Laura & Jeff Potocnik

    Lynn, you have all been in our prayers this past year. Knowing that God has been with you & will continue to be with all of you. Please accept our healthful sympathy!

  10. Sue, Kristen & Kevin Skoch

    Dear Lynn,

    We were so sorry to hear about your loss! Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers!

  11. Dear Lynn and Sons, I am very sorry about the death of your husband (father) Dan. All of you will be in my prayers.
    Isla Amantea and Family

  12. The Detzel Family

    Our deepest sympathies to the Sapanaro family. You have our love and prayers at this sad time.

  13. Dustin Dolatowski

    Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. I am deeply saddened by Mr. Sap’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

  14. Lynn, Dan Jr. and Matt,
    Dan was not only the best boss anyone could ever ask for, but an incredible friend. He always put the needs of others before his own. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have known him all these years.

  15. Kurt & Beth Raicevich

    Lynn, Dan Jr, Matt,

    Dan was an incredible husband, father and friend. Our lives were blessed to have known him. Please accept our deepest condolences and wishes for peace and happiness.

    Kurt & Beth Raicevich

  16. Bill & Carol Snyder

    Lynn, Dan Jr., Matt

    Dan was a really good man and our friend. In the time we worked together at Bank One in Cleveland he made clear that the sun rose and set around his family. Carol and I want to express our personal sorrow to you at Dan’s passing. He will be missed.
    God bless you and strengthen you during this sad time.

  17. Sharon, Michelle & Tim Chapman

    Lynn, Dan Jr., and Matt – our deepest condolences for your loss. We will always remember Dan as a man who loved life fully, had tremendous passion for his family and friends, always had a positive view, and was always there to help others in need. Dan was a man loved and admired by many. We will miss him dearly

  18. Dave and Sharon Cleveland

    Lynn, Dan Jr., and Matt – We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Dan’s passing. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Sapanaro family during this difficult time. Dan was such a good and caring man, with a compassion, spirit and positive attitude that was infectious! We have so many good and special memories from the Bank One days that will always be treasured and remembered. We will miss our buddy Dan!

  19. Dan was always thinking of how can he help someone else succeed. Never about him. He always put the needs of others before his own. I consider it a privilege to have worked with him.

  20. Dear Lynn, Dan, Jr. and Matt,

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss of Dan. Although we were separated by many years at Mayfield High School, and Dan and I were casual friends, he would always approach me whenever we saw each other at football games and say hello. He was a very kind man and always had a nice smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time….

  21. Dan was a very close family friend, neighbor, and best of all an amazing coach. His knowledge and love for the game helped me play at my very best. He will truly be missed, my condolences go out to Mrs. Sapanaro, family and friends.

  22. Barb, Mike, Michael, Marissa and Jenna Niederkorn

    Dear Lynn, Dan Jr., and Matt, We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He is going to be missed by all of the lives that he has touched. We have had the priviledge to be a part of his family and memories of our family reunions together at Timberlake Village Hall. Those are the memories that we will hold dear to our heart. God be with you and keep you near him during this time of sadness. Prayers and thoughts of blessings always.

  23. My condolences to the family. I played baseball with Dan and Matt, and Coach Sapanaro was always there to help us play our best. It was a great time. You guys were lucky to have a father that cared enough about you to be there for you growing up, and I’m sure he loved the time he spent with you. May he rest in peace.


  24. Deb, Ron & Kristy Preskar

    Dear Lynn, Dan Jr, & Matt; We are sorry to hear of the loss of Dan. May you remember all the good times and know Dan is in the comfort of all the Angels and has left his pain behind. God Bless and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. **Deb (Silva), Ron & Kristy Preskar**

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

  26. Keith and Susan Rericha - Mooresville, NC

    Dear Lynn, Dan and Matt, We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope that beautiful memories help you through this difficult time. Dan was the man with the contagious smile……he will be missed. May God Bless you and keep you.

  27. Lynn and Family, My prayers are for you and your family. Dan will be missed by his love ones, along with many friends. May you find peace knowing he is in a better place and free from pain. God Bless you, Dan jr. & Matt.

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