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DASE, John Edward

DASE - John Edward Originally from Buffalo, NY, passed away January 25, 2015 at Lund Family Hospice Home in Gilbert, AZ, at the age of 85, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Rita Louise Mootz Dase, parents John E. Dase and Charlotte Neureuter and daughter Nancy Jean. Mr. Dase was the beloved father of Linda Daily of Oak Island, NC, Connie Rayner of Sun Lakes, AZ, Karin Shaughnessy of Bay Village, OH, Cheryl Roberson, North Ridgeville, OH; Lori Tabares of Emporia, KS, Larry Dase of Kennesau, GA, John A. Dase of Chandler, AZ, Kathy Stephens of Queen Creek, AZ and Kim Hathaway of Doylestown, PA. His sister Jane Duewiger of Hamburg, NY and brother Richard Dase of Angola, NY, also survive him. He was very proud of his 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a devoted father, who dedicated exceptional time and talent to his churches, serving as Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Emporia, KS, Hope Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, IL. Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines in Hot Springs Village, AR and Good News Presbyterian Church in Gilbert, AZ. He shared his vibrant tenor voice throughout his life in churches and community productions. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Shriners, contributing his leadership especially to the Royal Arch Masonic Lodge in Lackawanna, NY. Alongside his wife Rita, he proudly served the Order of the Eastern Star as Patron of Salome Chapter, Buffalo, NY and Grand Patron. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from June 1948-June 1953. He retired as a lifetime employee of Interstate Bakeries in 1992.

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