Daniel Erik “Dan” Hasson

August 11, 1977 - July 10, 2021

Daniel Erik “Dan” Hasson, age 43, of New Castle, DE, passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on August 11, 1977, he was a son of the late Donald C. and Carol (Beaston) Hasson. Dan graduated from William Penn High School in 1995, attended the University of Delaware, and later graduated from Salem Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Scientific Glass Blowing in 2000. After graduating, he worked for many years at Greatglas, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware.

As a teen, Dan spent his summers surfing and canoeing in South Bethany, DE. He loved music. He sang, played guitar, drums, harmonica, and had just started learning violin. Dan’s quick wit allowed him to make original songs and lyrics on the spot.

Dan fiercely loved his family and friends and was unwaveringly loyal. He called and visited, remembered birthdays, and planned family events. He hated text messaging and would respond to every text with a call.

He was a connoisseur of port wine, Belgian beers, and slow broiled meats. In fact, he was a grill master. Anything meat. Dan would often bring meat he cooked all day to share, but he would never provide any sides or vegetables.

Dan’s style is hard to explain, he loved old and obscure décor. He enjoyed video games, cartoons, and music, and had a unique eye for art that often went over our heads. This can also be seen in the many hilarious old home movies that he made with his family and friends. Sometimes Dan would print inside jokes on custom t-shirts as gifts.

Dan’s only enemy was the heat, an odd trait for a glass blower. His house was always kept very cool, and you knew to crank up your A/C if he was coming over or to pack a sweatshirt if you were visiting him.

Dan spent five years caring for his aging parents. He gave himself to everyone and often forgot to take some time for himself. He was loved by all who knew him. Dan will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by beloved “Uncle” Bill Holt. He is survived by his sister, Diana Rager (Jason); brother, David Hasson (Courtney); niece, Miki Rager; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

All services will be held privately.


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26 Condolences for Daniel Erik “Dan” Hasson

  • Danny was a wonderfully kinda man. He will be miy.

  • Or missed.

  • My heart is broken. I love you and I miss you so much, Dan. When you left, a little piece of me went with you. Your friendship was the greatest gift I have ever received. I’ll forever cherish the time we had together, and carry your memory with me for the rest of my days. ❤

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to Diana, David and your families. May God’s healing cover you all as you grieve your loss.
    Dan was a gentle, loving person may he Rest In Peace.

  • Enjoyed having him in my History class at WP. Great guy!”

  • Deepest sympathy for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.

  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” –Thomas Campbell

    Wishing you healing and peace.

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother Diana. When my friends grieve, I grieve too. You will be in my thoughts my friend. Hugs.

  • Love and healing thoughts to Dan’s family and friends. He was a very dear friend of my brothers for 30 years and I always enjoyed the time I spent with him. A truly beautiful person. ❤️

  • Dan and I were classmates at William Penn. He always make me laugh till it hurt. Dan you will be greatly missed.

  • Our hearts go out to you. Such a wonderful son and brother and to us a great neighbor to grow up with. Please know our prayers are with all of you. Such a great loss for your family.

  • So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I have fond memories of him from high school music days to just being a goofball funny kind of guy. May you Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers to Diana and David.

  • I am very sorry for the loss of what sounds like a wonderful person to know and be around. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all ❤️

  • Dan, we miss you very much. I hope wherever you are now you can make music & hang out with Bill and other family members who loved you and who have slipped away into their new adventures too. 💫🛶

  • I have many fond memories through school with Dan! He is truly someone that could make people laugh! My deepest condolences to his family and friends!

  • Dan was an amazing soul. As a kid we spent a lot of time together around his neighborhood and I will always cherish those memories. We went to school together, rode the bus together, graduated William Penn together. I wish I would have known him better recently. One of my first true friends. You will be missed Danno…🙏🌌💜

  • I am sorry for Dan’s family’s lose. Sending my condolences and prayers to his family.

  • He will be missed some of my favorite memories or him are at Thanksgiving. Rest in peace.

  • My Danny Boy,
    I am proud that you tolerated me calling you by that name. I will love you and miss you all the rest of my days. I had hoped for so much more time to spend with you. I carry you in my heart. So many little things remind me of you… Not enough space or time to list them all. I wish I could hear the ring tone I had set up for you, but the pipes, the pipes, they called you.

  • I never had the opportunity to meet Dan in person. Dan and I had known each other for 10 years. We had shared personal stories and it was always a fun time playing online video games with him along with his best friend Ryan. Dan and I periodically talked over the phone to find out what’s new in each other’s everyday lives. We became good friends over the years. Dan was an amazing soul. I am so thankful for your memories. Your contagious laugh and jokes will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, my friend. You’re forever in my ❤️

  • Gone but never forgotten.

  • Sending love and hugs and prayers to all my Delaware Cousins.
    Danny and I had many conversations about glassblowing.
    I was so intrigued by his gift! May he receive many blessings in Heaven for caring for his parents during their last years. I SEND EACH OF YOU MY LOVE. May you receive comfort. Suzy

  • Dan, I am having to surrender trying to understand why your time came so soon, to such a kind and talented and funny man. We have known you since you were 3 years, like a member of our family and are heartbroken that we can no longer hug you and talk with you.
    No more societal trappings for you now, so being the free spirit you were born to be, make your music – send it to each one you touched, lighten the cosmos with your humor and remind us to love fiercely, each day. You are with us always.

  • My heart aches for just one more phone call with you, Dan. You were the best hug-giver and you cared for and loved your family so deeply. We miss you so much it’s hard to breathe sometimes. Play that beautiful music with no more earthly burdens and hug your Mom for me. I promise to work on smiling more than I cry when I remember you, and I know we will meet again someday.

  • I just found this; sorry for the late reply. Dan was my neighbor. He was a good guy and was becoming part of the family. Hanging out with our family for Sunday dinners by the pool was becoming a thing. We will miss Dan and our thoughts and hopes go out to his family.
    -Jan and Leah Ott

  • I dated Dan about 13 years ago .. somewhere around there… He was a good guy. made me his famous barbeque tender steak. How special did I feel when he would play his guitar in my presence. I just happened to look him up on and seen he passed. I’m sad to know he is gone even tho I only knew him for a short time.