SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Edward “Dane” McCallister, 73, of Salem, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023. 

He was born January 13, 1950, in Bluefield, West Virginia to Clyde and Jewell McCallister.

A 1968 graduate of Leetonia High School, he worked at National Refractories for 30 years.

Dane loved coon hunting with his son and friends, as well as fishing and camping with his wife and grandchildren. He also loved to watch the New York Yankees.

He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Kathy; son, Michael (Sara) McCallister of Brimfield; stepson, Robert Morris of Salem; stepdaughter, Christine (Dave) Ryzner of Braceville; siblings, Jeff (Sue) McCallister of Poland, Patrick (Nancy) McCallister of Salem, Doug (Beth) McCallister of New Waterford and Sue Entrikin of Lisbon; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Jarrid Manley and a host of extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christine McCallister and brother, Roger McCallister.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Stark Memorial.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, March 6 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.