Daniel Patrick Myers of Seaford passed away on Sept. 16, 2023 in Wilmington. He was born on March 17, 1940 in Morgantown, W.V. Dan was kind, loving, intelligent, patient, and hardworking. He was a family man who took great pride in his loved ones and was known for his compassionate nature.
Dan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Fredda Myers, who was his soulmate. They were truly “two peas in a pod.” He is also survived by his son, Daniel Myers, II, (wife Ruth “Bitsy” Myers); his daughter, Cindra Dowd (husband Frank Dowd); and his son, J Branham “JB” Myers (wife Kendra Myers). Dan was a cherished grandfather to Daniel, Douglas (Daniel), Riley, Jack, Katie (Cindra), Max, and Kaili (JB), and he also had several great-grandchildren.
Dan attended Morgantown High School and graduated from West Virginia University where he was also a member of the gymnastics team. He became a teacher, but found his calling as a juvenile probation officer for the state of Delaware.
In his free time, Dan enjoyed crabbing on the Choptank, saltwater fishing and even built three of his own boats. We often joked that his boat building took forever because he would make one cut in the wood and then take a sip of beer while he assessed his work. He had a knack for solving any problem or tackling any trade in a Do-It-Yourself project. In addition, Dan grew fond of cooking and became known for his famous crab cakes and pepperoni rolls. However, on most days, you would find him in front of the tv watching sports, Duke basketball and West Virginia University football in particular, unless of course, he had the opportunity to watch his children or grandchildren play sports in person.
A celebration of life for Dan Myers will be held at the Sugar Beet Market, Heritage Shores, 201 Waterside Drive, Bridgeville, on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., for those who wish to come together and celebrate his memory.
Dan Myers will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He left an indelible mark on the lives of those he touched. May his soul rest in eternal peace.