Daniel Lee Reardon, 81, of Fremont, OH passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 4, 1937 in Fremont, OH to Charles H. and Marcella “Sally” (Meyer) Reardon. He was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School.
Dan married Dolores Sanford on November 14, 1959 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bono, OH and she survives. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus serving as past Grand Knight and former District Deputy Council 591, Fremont, OH as well as a member of DeSoto Assembly and held many District and State offices.
While in high school he was president of his senior class and was All-Ohio in both football and basketball. Dan loved sports and volunteered as a youth coach at St. Ann and St. Joseph grade schools. His Catholic faith was very important to him and he was a life-long member of St. Ann and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Confraternity Division 6 and St. Vincent DePaul Society. Dan was also a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and served in the Ohio National Guard. He was a lifelong follower of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State University.
Dan worked ten years at Meyers Distributing Company (Buckeye Beer), H.J. Heinz, Peter Eckrich and was co-owner of Frania Pallets Inc. for twenty-five years.
Dan is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Dolores Reardon, Fremont, OH; six children, Elaine Reardon, Upper Arlington, OH, Kathy (Bernie) Bertulies, Medina, OH, Jeanne (Mark) Root, Bowling Green, OH, JoAnn (Ken) Schafer, Carmel, IN, Teresa (Steve) Sweeney, Dublin, OH, Tim (Elizabeth) Reardon, Ellicott City, MD; eight grandchildren, Alex Lechner, Eric Bertulies, Samantha and Jessica Root, Amanda and Owen Schafer, Jack Sweeney and William Reardon; sister, Nancy (Dick) Esker of North Carolina; brother, Ron (Sue) Reardon, Fremont, OH; brothers-in-law, Robert Sanford of Virginia, James (Barbara) Sanford, Curtice, OH and sister-in-law, Marcia Reardon, Fremont, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James U. Reardon and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Sanford.
Visitation: Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH 43420
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 10:00 a.m. at St., Ann Catholic Church, 1011 W State St., Fremont, OH.
Burial: St. Ann Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: St Ann or St. Joseph Catholic Church.