Daniel Gottfried
Friday
19
November

Memorial Mass

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021
St. Anne Catholic Church
106 11th Ave. NE
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Due to Covid-19 face coverings are recommended.

Obituary of Daniel Richard Gottfried

Daniel Richard Gottfried, 71, passed into the arms of our Lord on November 5, 2021, after a courageous three month battle at Moffitt Cancer Center following a bone marrow transplant.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Theresa and Harley Gottfried. Dan is survived by his wife, Judi, and his daughter, Jennifer;  his sister, Donna Gaffney, and her husband, Tom;  brother in law, Mike Bursack, and his wife Debbie;  sister in law,  Linda Werner, and her husband, Kim; and sister in law, Denise Srebrow.  He was a beloved uncle to Cory Gaffney, Jared and Justin Bursack, and Zack, Gale and Melissa Werner as well as a great uncle to Evelyn and Caitlin Gaffney

 

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, he spent his youth in nearby Calumet County.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout.   In 1969 he met his wife, Judi, they married in 1978 and Jennifer was born in 1985. A loving and supportive husband and father and a devoted friend to many, he will be missed by all whose life he touched.

 

Dan loved travel and the thrill of the open road.  Recreationally, he enjoyed cruises with his family as well as an annual “guys trip” to Europe with Tom and Cory Gaffney and Peter Lilly.  However, travel was the basis of all his business ventures as well and they included Gold Crown Shows, AAA Moving and Storage and Wheaton.  On a weekly basis, he crisscrossed this country, Canada and even the Caribbean and not only did he love every minute of it, he couldn’t live without it.  In fact , he never took a retirement from the road.

 

Holidays, especially Thanksgiving, were special to him and always found him close to home and family, which included his beloved Golden Retriever, Sturgis.   No one can forget his expert grilling of the Christmas Day prime rib!

 

Keeping fit was important to Dan so that running and workouts we're part of his daily life.  His sporting endeavors, all of which he mastered fairly well, consisted of snow skiing, motorcycling (including his annual trip to Sturgis on his Harley!)  golfing, fly fishing, traveling in his motorhome and scuba diving.  Speaking of sports, the Bucs, Packers and Rays had no more loyal fan than Dan Gottfried.

 

A Mass will be said for Dan at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, Florida, on Friday, November 19, at 11:30 AM.  A reception will follow at the church community center.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa or the ASPCA in Largo.

 

Dan was a strong, bigger than life character with so many stories to tell that everyone loved to be around him.  He will certainly be missed but he left us so, so many memories.  For that, we are all thankful.  May he rest in peace in the presence of the Lord.

 

Friday
19
November

Memorial Mass

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021
St. Anne Catholic Church
106 11th Ave. NE
Ruskin, Florida, United States
Due to Covid-19 face coverings are recommended.
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