Daniel Gaponiuk, 81, of Arkville, and formerly of Garfield, NJ, and Fleischmanns, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Dan was born to Daniel and Jean Gaponiuk in Passaic, NJ. He was a Navy veteran and served on the USS Willard Keith from 1951 to 1955. Dan was retired from ITT Avionics in Nutley, NJ and also from Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount where he operated a lift for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a handyman and friend to many.
He was predeceased in 1978 by his wife, Patricia, and his parents.