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C. Daniel Wright

C. Daniel Wright, age 86, of Eaton, OH passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at FortHamilton Hospital in Hamilton, OH. He was born June 1, 1934 in Union City, OH to thelate Chet and Pauline Wright. Dan was a graduate of East Side High School in UnionCity, OH and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH. He owned and operated Wright’s IGA Grocery in Union City, OH and Eaton, OH for many years. Dan served on the board of the Farmers State Bank for years and was very proud of his service on the board of Greener Pastures in Dayton OH. He was passionate about the game of golf and enjoyed talking and visiting with all his friends. His biggest source of pride through his adult life was his family and extended family. Very few days went by that his children or grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews did not have a phone call. He was always excited to share in their daily lives, very proud of all their accomplishments and enjoyed reminiscing about so many family vacations. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sara Wright of Eaton, OH; daughter Catherine Wright (Debra Corning) of Old Lyme, CT; daughter Dana (Jeff) Baker of Eaton, OH; son Stuart (Janet) Wright of Muncie, IN; grandchildren: J.D. (Kathryn) Baker of Glen Ellyn, IL, Paul R. (Lauren) Baker of Lake Forest, IL, Derrick Wright of Muncie, IN, Sara Catherine Wright of Muncie, IN and Kayleigh Wright of Muncie, IN; great grandchildren: Tessa and Vivianne Baker of Glen Ellyn, IL. He is also survived by his sister Marlene (Jack) Livingston of Union City, IN; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his young brother Bobby Lee, and sister Patricia Spradling. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Greener Pastures Foundation, care of Dayton Foundation,1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45409; or Mitchell College in support of a gift in honor of the Wright Family, 437 Pequot Ave. New London, CT 45320. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Sara, Cathy, Dana & Stu - Please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you & the loss you are all feeling, No words can describe the colorful character that was your dad, and we wouldnt have wanted him any other way! I remember lots of memories with your entire family & will remember him every year on his birthday, which he proudly shared with my oldest daughter, Sharilyn. Cherish your memories & hold them dear. Lisa (Gerstner)

Lisa Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy,

Tribute Store Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

To Sara, Cathy, Dana, Stu and your families, it is heartbreaking to learn of Dan's passing. He was an incredible man who made a positive impact in the lives of so many people. I feel very fortunate to have worked for him many years ago and that we were able to stay in touch ever since. He was a great mentor and friend - he gave me a lot of good advice over the years. I really enjoyed our conversations and will miss hearing from him. He truly loved his family and was so proud of all of your accomplishments! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. He will be missed by many. Rachele (Armstrong) Marsh

Rachele Marsh Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

To the family of Dan Wright & Family he will be missed by all his family and extended family of the Union City Wright IGS as well as the Eaton store he was a great man who will be missed . May God take Dan into his loving arms and help comfort the family in their time of need. God Bless you and all. Greg L. Armstron

Greg L. Armstrong Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Sara, Cathy, Dana and Stu, I was so deeply sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was a very special man, that had a great knowledge of what made a business work. He was a real family man who loved his sisters as well as the family he and Sara had together. Dan had a way that always made you feel proud of the job you done. It didn't matter how big or small Dan would always show his appreciation. He was so very important to Union City and he was missed when he decided to make Eaton his town. He had a smile and laugh that I will never forget. I just feel heartbroken for all of you, but continue to live and do what he did and he will continue to live on through each one of his family members. Love and prayers are being sent to all of you. Lee and Dennis Pouder

Lee Pouder Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Sara, Jeff, Dana, and family: We celebrate Dan's life and remember the incredible man he was. His kindness and wisdom will never be forgotten.

Jim and Rebecca Detling and family Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers and thoughts to all the family. He will be missed. Carolyn Conyers

Carolyn C Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

Baker/ Wright Family - We send our deepest condolences and are thinking of you during this difficult time. With much love, Becca and Squire Aschinger

Tribute Store Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

I have many wonderful memories of Dan from our days in the grocery business as well as times together with our families. He was a wonder friend and mentor. May you Rest In Peace

Jack McMaken Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

What a loss, to Dan's family, to Dan's community, and to Dan's many many friends everywhere. I have very fond memories of my times with Dan and his family, particularly Sara, and Dana & Jeff. He had a heart of gold, and cared so much for the people around him. I was fortunate to be his friend. May God Bless him, now and forever

Merle Wilberding Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

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