Daniel "Dan" Schiavoni, 68, of Harrisburg, succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident on November 17, 2022. An individual who availed himself of every opportunity to explore, relish and enjoy life to the fullest, while still giving freely of his gifts to family and his many, many friends. Dan was an in-all-the-way type of man, whether it was engaging in the mundane like coffee shop chats with friends, conversations at the local cigar shop, business meetings, or fellowship with friends and family. He always approached life with enthusiasm. Dan was not a man of moderation - vigorously pursuing his passions in life which included being a pilot, cycling, and living an active life style. Family and friends alike will fondly remember his humor, his capacity for giving, and his unique skills and talents. Dan was a consistent presence and a rock-solid foundation with a base of goodness. He chose to live his life, sharing his love, friendship, and humor with all he met throughout his life, including his final moments with us. He will be deeply missed.
He is the beloved son of Beverly and Sparky Schiavoni (deceased); husband to Patricia (Friel); brother of Irene (Schiavoni) VanBuskirk; father of Joseph (and his wife Danielle), Joshua, and Taylor; grandfather to Mia, JJ, Sophia, Bella and Skylar; uncle to Schiavon, Neal (deceased), Ally, Jack, and Francis. He was loved by his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, who viewed him as a larger than life man who was steady, reliable, and supportive presence. Dan was not a man of moderation - vigorously pursuing his passions in life which included being a pilot, cycling, and living an active life style.
Dan''s work career included two service tenures at the Commonwealth of PA, first at the Office of Attorney General (serving as head of aviation, as well as surveillance), and a later term at the Department of General Services as Deputy Secretary, (overseeing both the Capitol Police and a part of Real Estate operations). Dan also had a lengthy career as a real estate developer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:00 am in Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 300 W. Pine St., Palmyra with Rev. Anthony Dill, as Celebrant. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 until 11:00 am in the church. Arrangements by Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Oberlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for everyone to donate to the Neal Schiavoni Van Buskirk (NSVB) Foundation, 1219 Georgetown Circle, Carlisle, PA 17013 (501C3) and please strongly consider becoming an organ donor. The family also asks that, in memory of Dan, we all live life to the fullest and do the best we can for each other.