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.