Daniel Joseph Pisano

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Daniel Joseph Pisano Candler – Daniel Joseph Pisano, 62, of Candler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Patterson, NJ, he was the son of the late William and Anna Dutkevitch Pisano. Daniel was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew Forrest Pisano. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rita Mary Pisano; five daughters, Jessica Snow of Asheville, Christina Noel and her husband, Richard of Leicester, Rebecca Rose of Candler, Elena Grace and her husband, Samuel of Concord, NC and Amanda Joy of Charlotte; one son Joshua Wind and his wife, Mary Catherine of Arden; eight grandchildren, Phaidra, Eilonwy, Eidela, McLean, Juliana, Chloe, Maddox and Elijah. A service celebrating Daniel's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 6, 2013 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend John Schneider officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. The family will also have a reception on Friday to further celebrate Daniel's life following the visitation in the Zabriskie Hall of the Cathedral of All Souls Episcopal Church from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Daniel's family asks that you please consider making a memorial contribution in his memory to Habitat for Humanity (www.ashevillehabitat.org), United Methodist Community on Relief (www.UMCOR.org) or to Maryknoll Sisters (www.maryknollsisters.org) . Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. the man dan pisano was doesn’t translate so well into words, he was such a presence .he was loyal and brave and strong and smart and kind and even that isn’t close to who he was, really. i am proud he counted me among his friends, and i bet there are hundreds of us from over the years who feel the same way .

  2. Dear Mrs. Pisano,
    My husband and I are truly sorry for the loss of your husband and we would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We simply cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to ‘swallow up death forever’ (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. John 5:28. Please visit jw.org for more encouragement.

  3. Dearest Rita, Becki, and family,

    We have been away several days and I was totally unaware of this news until now (early Saturday, Nov. 30). Know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers and we are devastated for you. I will remember Mr. Pisano setting up for one performance or another at ACS. He was so dedicated to you and proud of your work. May God’s warmth cover you like a blanket in a storm. Our family loves you and holds you in our hearts. ~ The Meigs

  4. Dear Rita and Becki and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I never saw him without a smile. He is gone much too soon, but I know he will be in your memory forever.

  5. Dear Rita & Children- Rob & I were shocked at the news of Dan’s passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dan working behind the scenes on the various shows you put on. He was very proud and supportive of all of you. He will truly be missed.

  6. Oh, Rita, Jessica, Joshua, Christina, Rebecca, Elena, and Amanda Joy, I am so sorry to hear this! Danny would have to have been one of my favorite people! Despite the fact that we aren’t often in touch, you all are in my heart. Sending you love, prayers and understanding. Mary Ann Watson Hall

  7. Wow, what a shock and huge a loss to family and so many friends. Dan was a kind soul and loved by so many. One week ago today, we shared Eli’s 1st birthday, Dan was such a proud Grandparent! He never had an unkind word about anyone. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with the Pisano family.
    A kind person never dies when living in the hearts of friends and family! What a wonderful legacy and example in the life he lived! May God comfort and sustain the family…while the warm and wonderful memories live on!
    Sincerely, Tedd & Gail Smith

  8. Rita and family, I just heard about Dan and I wanted you all to know that you are in thoughts and prayers. You know Rita how much I think of you and Dan – we had so much fun togeather. Your memories will help you more than you know. I love you, Lucy

  9. Rita and family, Gerry, Abbie and I wish to extend our sympathy and our love to you all at this time of loss. Dan was an incredible guy, a one in a million. I know how much he deeply loved his family and how much he was deeply loved in return by you all. In my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Rita, Becki, and family- I’m so very sorry for your loss! He was an amazing and funny man and I’m sure he’ll be missed by all who knew him. Please know that you’re all in my thoughts in the coming days and weeks.

  11. Pisano Famiily,
    I worked with Dan since he joined Resistoflex. He and I shared a common bond, besides both being from New Jersey – our love of the NY Giants. Over the years I forgave him for being a Yankee fan. Though Dan’s performance at Resistoflex cannot be easily replaced, we will never be able to replace his good cheer, welcoming personality or friendly smile, I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and not being able to join with his family and friends on Friday to celebrate his life.

  12. Sending all of you lots and lots of special hugs, love, and prayers! So many beautiful memories of Dan. He loved all of you so very much and that love will always be a part of you. Hold tight to each other.

  13. Dear Rita and family,
    What a shock to hear about Dan. I have always thought highly of him…..especially the way he unabashedly showed his love for his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. Our loss is heaven’s gain

  14. Rita, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    during this time and the days ahead. Dan will be missed greatly by us all.

  15. I have such wonderful memories of Dan and the love he shared with his whole family and especially Rita! He was kind and talented and compassionate, smart, and hardworking. Such a good person. Sending love and hugs, along with some tears.

  16. Rita and children, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Dan 20 years ago at Asheville Industries. He brought you and the children up to our house on the mountain once. He is the reason I have my current job at WCU. He was a great family man and someone to look up to when it came to loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. Dear Rita, I am so sorry for your great loss in Dan’s sudden passing. May my prayers and those of all your many friends bring you and yours comfort and courage.

  18. Dear Rita and family, our hearts ache for each of you! We pray the Lord’s arms will enfold you with comfort and Peace beyond our understanding! What an amazing, precious legacy we see in your and Dan’s love and strength, humor and passion for life and family that carries on in your children and grandchildren! You are blessings to us all!! Love always, Lisa and Randy Cox

  19. Dear Rita and family,
    We were very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We’ll all miss his great sense of humor and his cheerful presence.
    Our sympathy and love to all.
    Jim and Jeanne McGlinn

  20. I am so sorry to hear this sad news, and I will keep you, and your family, in my prayers as all of you make this journey in the days to come. I pray for all of you, and I know that his spirit, love, and wonderful memories will give you stregnth and peace. God Bless!

  21. Dear Rita and Family,
    We learned this morning of Dan’s passing and are terribly sorry. Our heartfelt love is with each of you. Sincere sympathy,
    Skip & Sandra Dunham

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