John Edward Dase

07/26/1929 - 01/25/2015
Service Date: 01/29/2015
Service Time: 3:30 PM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel

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, Oak Island NC; Connie Rayner, Sun Lakes, AZ; Karin Shaughnessy, Bay Village, OH; Cheryl Roberson, North Ridgeville, OH; Lori Tabares, Emporia, KS; Larry Dase, Kennesau, GA; John A. Dase, Chandler, AZ; Kathy Stephens, Queen Creek, AZ; Kim Hathaway, Doylestown, PA. His sister Jane Duewiger, Hamburg, NY and brother Richard Dase, Angola, NY 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, Emporia, KS; Hope Presbyterian Church, Wheaton, IL., Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, Hot Springs Village, AR; Good News Presbyterian Church, 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 US Navy Reserves from June 1948-June 1953.  He retired as a lifetime employee of Interstate Bakeries in 1992. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on January 29 at University Chapel, 3529 E. University, Mesa, AZ followed by a memorial service at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley 1982 E. Woodside Court, Gilbert AZ 85297.

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