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Daniel E. Gift, age 66, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday March 6, 2022 at Penn Hospice Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA. He was the husband of Sonya Gift, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Oceanside CA, he was a son of the late Charles “Bubby” Gift and the late Charlotte Peirson Gift.
Dan was a 1973 graduate of Avon Grove High school and Central Chester County Vo Tech where he learned the machine shop trade.
Dan lived for most of his life in Landenberg which played a major part in his being passionate about farming, fly fishing, and hunting. His strongest passion has always been mechanical. Most of his working life was as an auto mechanic but it extended beyond that. Anything from cars and trucks to tractors and lawn mowers to practically anything with a motor, Dan would work on. Even if it wasn’t running, he would make it work even if he had to make the parts himself.
Dan was a restless spirit, always needing to be doing something. Some of his other interests included wood working (especially lathe turning), fly tying, sketching, and air brush painting. Dan truly enjoyed gathering with family and friends, good conversations, and was always quick with a laugh and a joke.
In addition to his wife Sonya, he is survived by four children, Ruby Brison and her husband Rj of Landenberg, PA, Daniel Gift of Tx, Angela Dalton and her husband Justin of NC, and David Gift and his wife Brittany of NC; two brothers, Chris Gift and his wife Nancy of New London, PA and Jamie Gift and his wife Terry of Virginia; one sister, Cynthia Gift, and four grandchildren.
You are invited to visit with Daniel’s family and friends from 10:30 – 12 Noon Friday March 11, 2022 at New London Presbyterian Church (old church) 1986 Newark Rd, Lincoln University, PA 19352. Also just before or after the village of New London. His Life Celebration Service will follow at 12 Noon. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, go outside and appreciate nature, kiss a puppy, and tell someone a joke .
Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Kennett Square (484-734-8100) To view his online tribute, please visit www.griecofunerals.com
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