Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Daniel C. Yance of Milford died May 3 at home. He was 46.
Born in Stamford on Aug. 11, 1970, he spent most of his childhood in Easton, graduating from Joel Barlow High School in 1988. He went on to earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in education from the University of Connecticut.
He was passionate about movies, and spent much of his early years working as a projectionist at the Fine Arts Theatre in Westport.
He also taught boating skills to campers at Westport’s Camp Mahackeno, where he met some of his dearest lifelong friends.
He received the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout during his time in the Boy Scouts. Always thinking of others, he once donated his bone marrow in order to save the life of another.
He spent most of his professional life as a marketing manager, working in both Connecticut and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A lifelong Star Trek fanatic and lover of sci-fi, he helped create and produce Terrificon, Connecticut’s largest comic book festival.
He also spent much of his free time in the place he loved most, the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He dreamed of settling there one day.
He was an avid New England Patriots and New York Mets fan, attending several games every season. He was passionate about music, and his favorite artists were Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, The Police, and Nickelback.
He is survived by his parents, Robert Yance and Rosemary Rezny Yance; two brothers, Robert Yance, Jr. and Gregory Yance; a nephew, Robert Yance III; a niece, Lauren Yance, and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, May 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford. His funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 13 at10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 41 Easton Road, Westport. His interment will follow to St. John’s Cemetery in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dan’s memory to either the American Heart Association : PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 ( http://www.donatenow.heart.org ) or St. Paul Lutheran Church: 41 Easton Road, Westport, CT 06880 (http://www.stpaulwestport.org).
As the avid fan of Star Trek Dan was, he would have said: “Live long and prosper.”
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