Nancy Roark (DePuy)
Dan was in my sixth grade class at E.A. Hall. We had Miss Bailey who was a very strict teacher, but a good one. Dan and Johnny Rodriguez were good friends and they used to tease me a lot. I didn't know Dan in high school except to say, "Hi". I am sorry he has passed away. I am sure he would have added some happiness and some good humor to our reunion. Nancy R. Ruiz DePuy
Danny and I grew up together in the same neighborhood. He lived on Elm Street, right behind the Salvation Army and I lived on Marchant Street. We attended Linscott School together. His dad worked for the post office and also helped coach the Little League Elk's Dodgers. I remember once a week some of kids from Linscott would walk to Danny's house for catechism in his folk's garage. I also remember the many weekends we would play "whiffle baseball" in the vacant lot next to his house and his mom would make us sandwiches and lemonade. Those were innocent and good times. Danny was a good friend. When I read of his passing, I called and spoke to his daughter and shared with her the many fond childhood memories I had of her dad. Danny is missed...
Joan Schott (Hernandez)
Danny and I were cousins, most of my memories are from our childhood. Our families would get together at our great aunt and uncles ranch near Mt. Madonna. All of the cousins would explore, play hide and go seek in the apple orchards, and look for fish in the creek. As we grew older there were always holidays to celebrate and big family barbecues. Those are memories I will always cherish.
I remember Dan Kesling all the way back to Linscott school. We also went to E.A. Hall school, as well as high school. I remember playing Little League with him one year, withhis dad, Dick Kesling, as our coach. I lost touch with him after high school, as we all went in our separate direcdtions. I was sorry to hear about his passing, but am glad to have known him. You are not forgotten.