Dale Danner Obituary, Death – At the time of his passing on May 24, 2017, Dale F. Danner, who had reached the age of 100, was a resident at the Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Center in Hanover. He is now under the protection and care of God for all eternity. On January 29, 1917, in York County, he was born to Norman and Bessie (Rohrbaugh) Danner, who both passed away prior to the birth of their son.
He was named after his late parents. Mildred E. (Miller) Danner, Dale’s wife, passed away on June 18, 2011, and he was a devoted husband to her. They had been married for close to sixty years and had lived together for more than seventy years at that point in time.
Mr. Danner was a devout follower of the teachings of the United Church of Christ at both St. Peter’s and Lischey’s church in Spring Grove.
Dale received his high school diploma from Hanover High School in 1933, his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Elizabethtown College, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Duke University. All three degrees were in history.
Dale was a military hero who served with great pride in the United States Navy and took great satisfaction in his devotion to his country.
at the early stages of his career as an educator, Mr. Danner spent his first four years working at a one-room schoolhouse in Mathias that was known as the Mathias School. After working as a teacher for an extended period of time in the York Suburban School District, he ultimately decided to take an early retirement from the Spring Grove Area School District in the year 1976. At one point in time, Dale was a member of the National Education Association as well as the Pennsylvania State Education Association.