Daniel J. Truhan 1934-2013

HOWLAND – Daniel J. Truhan, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

He was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Wood, Pa., the son of John S. and Sara Collins Truhan.

He worked as an electrician for Packard Electric for 41 years until his retirement. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Korean War on the USS Casa Grande LSD-13.

Daniel was of the Christian faith, a member of the Moose Lodge 1012 of Cortland, the American Legion, NRA, and the Trumbull Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. He was best known for his love of family and friends and his willingness to help anyone who needed it. He enjoyed playing cards every day with his wife, as well as taking the family out to dinner, or even for a piece of pie at the Times Square Restaurant. He attended the morning breakfast club for retirees of Packard Electric and was a big supporter of the Warren Family Mission. His family would like to say that God truly broke the mold when he was made.

He met his beloved wife, the former Mary Jo Pegg, on a blind date and it was love at first sight. They married May 15, 1954, and spent 58 wonderful years together raising their children, Daniel R. (Diane Brown) Truhan, Brenda (Richard) Russo, and Linda (Edward) Brown, all of Cortland; grandchildren, Nathan (Kristina) Truhan, Robert (Tiffany) Truhan, Mary Truhan, Kelcy Brown, Theresa (Richard) Helterbran and Michael (Amy) Russo; great-grandchildren, Ben Russo and Ian Helterbran; and a sister, Patricia Niswonger of Liberty.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Valeria Kalvar, Dawn Dooley, John L. Truhan and Janey Murphy.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where the Rev. Ann Marie Winters will officiate.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, where military honors will be rendered.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to the Warren Family Mission, 361 Elm Road N.E., Warren, OH 44481, in his memory.

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