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.
Dan is survived by his daughters, Dianne Kaiser (Robert) of Harrington Park, NJ, and Michelle Graca (Michael) of Berkley MA. Four grandchildren, Joseph and Patricia Kaiser and Emily and Matthew Graca, also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Hynes Funeral Home, 48 Walnut Street, Margaretville.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either the American Heart Association or the Margaretville Hospital Ambulance Fund.