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In Memory of
Daniel Lee Rea
November 26, 1947 - July 5, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021 5-8 p.m at Moreland Funeral Home

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Blendon Central Cemetery

Daniel Lee Rea, age 73, passed away July 5, 2021 at St. Anns Hospital. Preceded in death by siblings, Pat Rea and Lori Rea; step-son Todd Smith. Survived by wife, Susan Rea; children, Todd (Robyn) Rea, Tara (Scott) Styers and Tracy (Kerry) Fath; grandchildren, Avery, Hayden, Emily, Alexa, Noah and Elias; brothers, Tim (Terry) Rea and Mike Rea. A Veteran of the United States Navy. An executive at Sherwin Williams, retiring after 40 years of service. He loved to golf and was a longtime member of Rattlesnake Ridge golf club, an avid OSU fan and loved to cook for the family, friends and neighbors. He never missed a home game. He was an amazing, husband, father and grandfather. He was charming with a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone. His smile lit up a room. Friends may call Friday 5-8 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 E. Schrock Road where Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Fr. Jerome Rodenfels officiating. Interment at Blendon Central Cemetery.


Mike Smith

Jul 7, 2021

Dear Rea Family, I am very sorry to learn of Dan's passing. Dan made sales calls to me at Lancaster for many years and he became a good friend to me. Dan always had a smile and a joke. I know he loved his Buckeyes and we were always going at each other as I am a Tiger fan. You are in my prayers and again, I am very sorry for your loss. Mike Smith


Rick & Joyce Walz

Jul 7, 2021

To Dan's family Our heart breaks for you. Although Dan and I hadn't spoken often, I just called him last week and we caught up on what was going on in our lives. He told me he loved his life and raved about Sue, his kids and grandkids. I consider Dan a great friend. We had a lot of fun together when he managed the Do it Best account. I'm sick. May God bless all of you. Dan will be missed. Rick


Steve feuer

Jul 7, 2021

I was fortunate to meet Dan at the golf course about 14 years ago. We became good friends and constantly talked sports mostly buckeye football. He was a great friend and was so supportive when I was going through health issues. He was blessed with a great sense of humor and tremendous compassion. He loved his family and was so proud of all his children and their accomplishments. He lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him feel the same way. Good friends don't come along like Dan rea very often. I'm a better person to have known him. God bless and RIP Dan. Condolences to all the family. Patty and steve feuer



Jul 8, 2021

I remember Dan from my days in the Sears paint department back in the 70's and '80's. A great guy!


Chas Williams

Jul 8, 2021

I will miss you cousin. May God hold you in his embrace.


Nick Contosta

Jul 8, 2021

Brings me back to the days we work together at Desoto, servicing the Sears numerous paint departments across 13 states assigned to us. Dan was a great leader in getting the job done. Always generated a positive attitude . Will be sadly miss .


Bill Compton

Jul 8, 2021

I remember working with Dan at DeSoto. He was always fun to be around, a great golfer and good story teller. We are sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful co-worker.


David Silvia

Jul 8, 2021

Susan, Joyce & I extend our sincerest condolence to you and your family. We have no words that could possibly ease the heart break you are going through. But, perhaps reliving some of your fondess moments with Dan, will bring some warmth to your heart.


Susan Darfus

Jul 8, 2021

My Deepest Sympathies to the Rea family. May you be surrounded with loved ones and friends during this most difficult time. I met Dan at DeSoto and then what would become Sherwin Williams. I witnessed his successes. I worked for Dan and it was my pleasure. We worked hard and Dan liked to play hard too. He never lost sight of supporting everyone. I know Susan and the children and grandchildren will fill this loss immensely. I know Dan was so proud of his family and always boasted about them. He was smart, funny and kind and giving. God Bless Dan Rea and with God speed! I'm very sorry for your loss.



Jul 8, 2021

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ross Lyman


Mike and Henri Hall

Jul 8, 2021

Tara and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. While we met him at your wedding, just wanted to let you know that he raised a wonderful daughter. We hope you can feel our hopefully, comforting prayers, that are being sent to you and the family. I know we're in Michigan but if there's is anything we can do, please let us know. Love Uncle Mike and Aunt Henri.


Don Green

Jul 8, 2021

My heart goes out to the family... I went to St Augustine with Dan. He and his family were great people. His parents would let John Gaus, Jack Diedalis and myself stay over at his house almost every Friday night.


Cynthia Hansen

Jul 8, 2021

Susan, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cindy


Richard Rano

Jul 8, 2021

I met Dan at Rattlesnake Golf Course and we became instant friends. We played many fun rounds of golf and were forced to listen to his joke. Date nights with Dan and Susan were evenings to cherish. We will miss him in our lives. Semper Fi Navy boy. Donna and Dick Rano


Fara Waugh and Jay Fry

Jul 9, 2021

Susan, Jay and I want to extend our sympathies to you and your family for your loss. We hope you feel surrounded by the love and comfort from family, friends and neighbors.


Jennifer Moore

Jul 9, 2021

Susan, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dan's passing. Let the love you had for each other and the memories you share carry you through this difficult time. Jen


Bob Highberger

Jul 9, 2021

This is shocking news. Dan was the mayor of our street when we all moved into Eaton Estates. He was loved by everyone for sure. I remember many nights talking with Dan in the driveway and he would just be the kindest friend and always made me laugh. I remember the 2002 championship for OSU when he rented the community center and threw a big party. What a blast. RIP Dan, you will always be loved and remembered here in Sagamore Hills.


The Highbergers

Jul 9, 2021

Dear Susan and family , we were so very sad to hear of Dan's passing! Please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you all! We have so many fond memories of our being neighbors on Arrowhead Lane and despite time and distance they will always bring smiles to us all! With much love and deepest sympathy, Bob, Jen, Adam, Aaron and Tyler Highberger


Ken Cain

Jul 9, 2021

Vary sorry to hear about Dan. So friendly and such a gentleman. Praying for your family.


Janice Hardick. Steve grimes

Jul 9, 2021

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a wonderful treasure that lives in your heart forever. Susan and family,may God be with you. Janice and Stevens


Roy and Sheryl Twidt

Jul 9, 2021

Dear Sue, So much we will miss Dan walking by our house with Lilly. He always had a kind word, a joke, or wishing us a great day. It was such a shock to learn of his passing. To us Dan is in a league all his own: a wonderful man who we will never forget. Roy and Sheryl Twidt


Mike Davis

Jul 10, 2021

I also worked with Dan at DeSoto servicing paint departments at Sears. We played golf together and he always had a good joke and wasn't beneath him to play a prank or two. He was fun to be around or with him on a call. I know he will be missed by family and friends. He provided me with many unforgetable memories and surely we will all have those to celebrate his life. Mike D.


Tony Razzante

Jul 16, 2021

To Dan's family, So sorry for your loss. While I had not been in touch with Dan for a while, I certainly have many good memories of working with him on the Do it Best account while with SW. Prayers for all of you and cherish the memories. Tony Razzante