In Memory

Danny Hearn

My good friend Steve Hart, (Class of 70) reported to me about the passing of our classmate Danny Hearn,  Steve’s cousin.  This is the info we received from his sister.  Our sympathies and best wishes go out to him & his family.

My sweet brother Danny Hearn lost his battle with lung disease today😢 he embraced his disease with more courage than I've seen he was a wonderful poker player and will be missed by his large family and friends. He was the kindest man I've ever known 
Goodbye Danny boy ❤️🌹


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08/18/18 01:49 PM #1    

Debbi Self (Norris)

So sorry to hear of Danny's passing.  I remember him as always being a bit of a clown and keeping us laughting in class.  Prayers for his family during this time of sadness.  I am sure Danny brought much laughter to all of you while he was here on earth. As he gets his heavenly body remember angels are among us and I believe he will continue to bring many moments of laughter and joy to you in your time of need.  May God be with each of you and bring you peace during this time of sadness. I know the feeling losing a sibling brings as  I lost my brother Rocky almost 5 years ago and I believe Danny's brother Leo played baseball at Mac with him.

Debbi Norris


08/20/18 11:31 AM #2    

Bobbie Criswell (Candas)

Life feels less vibrant since I learned Danny Hearn passed away.  I received an email from his sweet sister, Dena, last fall saying he was suffering from lung cancer and I had hoped to possibly see Danny  at our last class reunion, but, unfortunately, that did not happen.

I knew Danny best during our junior high and early high school days.  He was an interesting mix of angst, youthful rebellion and kindness. I never knew him to back down from any argument but couldn’t understand how such a fun, engaging guy could find himself in trouble so often. When I knew Danny best, school was not his thing.  He tolerated it but was not unfamiliar with the administration that handed out punishment.  We both had a little problem with authority; he couldn’t seem to keep his shirts tucked in (back when that mattered) or his mouth closed at appropriate times and I had a conflict with appropriate skirt lengths, and overly large earrings. 

Last fall I shared a story with Danny that always made me laugh.  It was Garner Jr. High, our first big sock-hop, and yes, we did leave our shoes at the door and had to wear socks, the ultimate humilation.  I was afraid of being the terminal wallflower standing against the bleachers watching other people dance. I’d practiced my go-to moves which were probably The Pony and The Monkey.  Thank God, Danny finally walked over and asked me to dance.  We were on the dance floor, moving and hopping about when I turned around and saw Danny drop to the floor and start squirming around in rhythm (sort of).  The move was a guy thing, called The Gator.  I kept doing my normal steps hoping he’d come back up for air, but he was quickly whisked away by two chaperoning teachers and thrown out of the dance, while I was left to make the lonely walk back to the bleachers.  He and I both survived the episode, but that was a perfect memory of Danny at that time, someone who liked doing his own thing and to hell with everyone else.

I know he mellowed in time and I wish I’d known him better in his adult life. I know he found success in his career and I’m glad he was surrounded by his large family and a number of friends before passing.  I will miss you Danny.

Much love,

Bobbie Criswell Candas

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