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Daniel A. Chase

December 5, 1927 - March 10, 2024

Daniel A. Chase, 96, of Columbus passed into his Lord's loving arms on Sunday March 10, 2024 while at home surrounded by the love of his family.


Born and raised in Trenton, NJ, Dan lived in Hamilton for nearly 50 years before moving to Homestead almost 20 years ago. He was a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School, and was drafted into the US Army where he served in the occupational forces in Japan after the war. After his service in the military, he went to school in NY for photography on the GI Bill.  He worked for a period of time at GM in their tool and die division. Dan and Ed Kazior bought A&M Machine Shop and operated it together until they sold it in 1987. He was very proud of his machine shop being chosen to make the die that stamped out the globe on the ash trays that were sold at the NJ exhibit of the 1964-1965 NY World's Fair.

In 1985 Dan was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church and started working fulltime at Holy Angels Parish a few years later.  He had the honor of performing the marriages of three of his children and baptizing almost all of his 13 grandchildren. Dan also baptized many others during his time at Holy Angels and enjoyed the lifelong friendships he made and the people he served during those years. Soon after moving to Columbus he began serving as a deacon at St. Andrew’s Church in Columbus where he started a men’s bible study group.


Predeceased by the love of his life, his beloved wife of 70 years, Doris; his mother, Marie Chase; sister, Mary Hancarik; and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Chase; he is survived by his children Kathy (Anthony) Ricciardi, Daniel (Jan) Chase, Susan (Ben) Falsetti, Tom (Mary) Chase, Ginger (Jerry) Nowakowski, and Regina (Bob) Bertothy; thirteen grandchildren, Christopher (Christina) and Gina Ricciardi, Andrew (Steph), Nathaniel (Manal), and Brian Chase, Matthew and Jonathan (Andrea) Falsetti, Cole (Victoria) and Ryley Chase, Niki (Paul) LaRosa, Macy Nowakowski, and Chase and Noah Bertothy; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Adam, Jersey, and Donovan, and soon to be born, Sofia.


Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, April 14, 2024 from

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.


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Condelences to the family and to Chris and staff Deacon Dan wsa a part of the Buklad family too



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