MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Daniel J. Gandee, age 70, of Mechanicstown, passed away way too soon on January 28, 2023.

He was born January 4, 1953, in Alliance, Ohio to the late Clarence and Goldie (Smith) Gandee.

Daniel will always be remembered for his love of his family, especially his wife, Ruth (Hill) Gandee. They were married on May 4, 1971.

Daniel worked at American Steel, where he was an overhead crane operator, and he drove truck for many years.

He shared his love of Mustangs and riding motorcycles with his wife and sons.

Besides his wife he leaves behind to cherish his memories; his children David (Chrissy) Gandee, Shelly Morckel, Melissa (Andy) Harsh, and Bill (Tina) Gandee  Brothers: John Gandee, Sam Gandee, Jim (JJ) Gandee, Tom (Melissa) Gandee and Curtis (Roberta) Kidd; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren…and several Mustangs. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Sue Taylor and Nancy Fitzgerald, his brother Ronald Gandee, and his grandchildren Celeste Ann and David Gandee, Jr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Dean’s Funeral Home, where a funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m.

Burial will be Thursday, February 2, 1:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial in Beloit.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Daniel J. Gandee, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, February 1 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.