Daniel L. Stabler, 68, of Cogan Station, died Monday, March 26, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.
Born July 6, 1949 in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Frederick U. and Zella L. (Lovell) Stabler.
He was a 1967 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and received an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Williamsport Area Community College in 1969.
Dan began working as an office repair tech from 1969 – 1979. He then worked for Lonza Corp and Huffman’s Equipment prior to becoming the owner/operator of Park Pizza from 1982 – 1990 and of the R.E. Smith Co from 1989 – 2014. After selling the R.E. Smith Co, Dan worked for Pine Street UM Church. He was employed by Susquehanna Trailways, the American Rescue Workers, and continued to work for R.E. Smith Co until his passing.
Dan was an active member of the choir and singer on the worship teams at Faith Wesleyan Church in Williamsport, and an avid coffee drinker/conversationalist Sundays at the church café.
Dan was an accomplished hunter, and a member of Poor Shot Hunting Club. He enjoyed gardening, fixing any and everything, and a good laugh above all. He was quick witted and never lacked for a sarcastic comment, question or funny story. He loved life and lived his accordingly.
Surviving are his wife, Linell A. (Reese) Stabler whom he married June 19, 1971; two children, Kerri J. Girton (Todd) of Williamsport, and Kurtlan D. Stabler (Lyndsay) of Salladasburg; five grandchildren, Ava and Elaina Girton, Harper, Riley and Quinn Stabler, a sister Nancy Sholder (Leonard) of Lebanon, OH, and many nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St., Williamsport. A memorial celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Faith Wesleyan Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dan’s name may be made to ACES North America, 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, to aid in education projects in the Dominican Republic.