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Daniel J. Bever
August 12, 1954 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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On July 24, 2023, Daniel “Dan” Bever of York Maine, bravely succumbed to glioblastoma after a valiant year-long battle, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished.
Born in Ohio on August 12, 1954, Dan was a man of unwavering dedication, compassion and strength. He embraced life with humor, wit and an enthusiasm that touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. As a husband, he was a true pillar of support and love, always putting his family’s needs before his own. His bond with his wife was a testament to the power of love, and his role as a father was marked by boundless affection, guidance and wisdom. He leaves behind his wife Donna of 43 years; his sons, Dan and his partner Devin of Tuscon, AZ; Tom and wife Challisa of Tuscon, AZ; daughter Kate Goddard and husband Jim of Melrose, MA; five grandchildren Miles, Jaxon, Bailey, Lily and Sophie; two brothers Dennis and David of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In the professional realm, Dan’s accomplishments were nothing short of exceptional. He led by example, rising to the position of president of Duncan Galvanizing in Everett, MA where he worked for 35 years. In addition he served as the president for the American Galvanizing Association in 2018. His colleagues admired his vision, integrity and the ability to inspire others.
Beyond his career, Dan was also a devoted advocate for education. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in Accounting and Finance and acquired his MBA from Ohio University. He selflessly served on the Londonderry, NH school board for 9 years striving to enhance the quality of education for all students. His commitment to nurturing young minds and providing opportunities for growth reflected his deep belief in the power of knowledge.
Throughout his battle with glioblastoma, Dan’s resilience and courage were inspiring. He faced each day with unwavering determination, never allowing his illness to define him. Despite the challenges, he maintained his commitment to his family and friends, remaining an anchor of strength even in the face of adversity. Dan’s departure leaves a void that can never be filled. His legacy of love, perseverance, and leadership will continue to resonate in the lives of all those he touched.
A celebration of Dan’s life will be held on Friday August 18, 2023 at Foster’s Clambake on 5 Axholme Rd, York, ME from 2- 4 pm, where family, friends and neighbors are invited to gather in his honor. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to support patients and families experiencing glioblastoma and other forms of brain cancer through Maine Medical Center’s Neuro Oncology Fund.