Daniel R. Stafford

Born: Fri., Mar. 3, 1944
Died: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: Laurel Hill Cemetery


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Daniel R. Stafford, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on August 29th 2018. Born in Erie on March 3rd 1944, he was the son of the late Walter Stafford and Donna (Baker) Dopierala (Edmund). Dan proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked 39 years at AKW / Accuride formerly Kaiser Aluminium as a spinner operator.  Dan enjoyed relaxing Sunday drives, perch fishing on his boat, playing slots and bingo at the casino. Often times he enjoyed telling jokes and stories of his past. He was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother James Stafford and sister Connie Dopierala. Daniel is survived by his wife Jeanne Stafford; a son Edmund Heischberg (Sonya) and stepchildren Sharon Heslop (Joseph) and James Betza; grandchildren Erik Heischberg, Hunter and Owen Heslop; a sister Diane Washe and brother Herbert Stafford (Sonya); and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Hospice nurses for their care and support. A graveside service will be held on Saturday September 1, 2018 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Section 17, 4523 Love Road, Erie, PA 16506 at 11:00 am with full military honors. Arrangements are being handled by the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to a charity of your choice. Please send condolences to garrdavisfuneralhome.com.

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