Daniel Francis Dwyer Jr., 84, Ephrata, Reading-Conrail Railroad yardmaster, avid fisherman

By on April 20, 2016

Daniel Francis Dwyer Jr., 84, formerly of Philadelphia and Lewes, Del., died April 13, 2016, in Keystone Villa at Ephrata.

Born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Daniel F. Sr. and Marie (Satler) Dwyer, he was married for 64 years to Mary Ann (Grant) Dwyer.

A member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, he was a 1949 graduate of North Catholic High School, Philadelphia, and served in the Naval Reserves from 1949 to 1953. Dan was a yardmaster for Reading-Conrail Railroads and remained in close contact with his railroad co-workers. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed horseshoes.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters: Mary Ann, married to Thomas Bresch, Atlanta, Ga.; Patricia, married to Tim Martin, Voorhees, N.J.; and Bernadette, married to Michael D’Alessandro, Blackwood, N.J.; sons: Daniel F. Dwyer, III, Greenwood, Del.; and Timothy J., marred to Helen Dwyer, Ephrata; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Four sisters predeceased him.

Services were held April 18 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata, with Father Thomas Siconolfi, CSSR, as celebrant.

Kindly omit flowers. Consider contributions to Hospice for All Seasons, 280 South Hill Drive, Grantville, PA 17028.

Arrangements by Good Funeral Home, Reamstown. Online condolences may be offered at goodfuneral.com.

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