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Daniel Lance Greenplate, Sr.  

Daniel Lance Greenplate, Sr.

September 26, 1960 – August 7, 2018

Daniel Lance Greenplate, Sr., age 57, of Ashland, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Born on September 26, 1960 in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of Fay (Scott) Greenplate and the late James T. Greenplate. Sr. After graduating from Newark High School, Dan went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the National Guard for 8 years. He made his career as a truck driver in which he was most recently employed by West Side Transport. Dan enjoyed his work and took immense pride in his career. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his ability to make others laugh.

In addition to his father, Dan was preceded in death by his brother, Mark S. Greenplate. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Deborah (Pearson) Greenplate; mother, Fay Greenplate; children, Daniel Greenplate, Jr. and Stephanie Greer; brother, James T. Greenplate, Jr.; sisters, Rosemarie Helen Simmons and Mary Theresa Greenplate; and grandchildren, Nathanyel and Alexis Greer-Eshelman.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, followed by a service at 11 am. Interment will be held in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to honor Dan’s brother, Mark, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter, 100 W. 10th Street, Ste. 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Marry Finley, August 10, 2018

    So sorry for your loss,praying God’s peace and comfort to surround your family.Love Mary Finley and family

  2. Dolores Strohl, August 10, 2018

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for you Lisa and family

  3. Tammy (Hamilton) Perdue, August 10, 2018

    My deepest condolences to all of Danny’s family. GOD be with you all during this difficult time.

  4. John J. Torrieri III, August 11, 2018

    My condolences to all of Dan’s family. Dan was a very great friend of mine & fellow truck driver, whom I will miss very dearly. We talked just about everyday & he had a great sense of humor. There will be no one else like him. Rest In Peace my friend.

    John Torrieri III

  5. Dottie Greenplate, August 12, 2018

    Sorry to learn of Dan’s death. Thinking of you and the family. At times like this I wished I lived closer. Will be thinking of you this week.

  6. Judy Greenplate Paul, August 12, 2018

    My condolences to the Greenplate family. It’s been many years since our paths crossed as cousins in Newark, but please know that I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. Thomas A Bowers, August 15, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear of Daniel passing away. I am home after having foot surgery last week and unable to attend the viewing and funeral today. I knew the Greenplate brothers (Jimmy, Mark, and Danny) and their Uncle Norris when we were in Boy Scouts with Troop 346 sponsored by the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. We had many good times on campouts, summer camp, and the monthly newspaper fundraising drive through Meeting House Hill. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Greenplate family during this difficult time.

  8. Helene and John Diskau, August 15, 2018

    To Faye, Jimmy, Mary, Rosie and all of the Greenplate Family. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Danny. Seems like just yesterday he was playing next door and having fun with everyone. Will always remember him with fond thoughts. Helene and John


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