Daniel A. Grande

Birth Date: 
Sunday, August 13, 1950
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017

WOOSTER – Daniel A. Grande, 66, of Wooster passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 13, 1950 in Wooster, the son of Dominic A. and Barbara E. Conkle Grande.

He retired November 10, 2010 from the Wooster Police Department.  Dan started his career in law enforcement as a dispatcher with the Wooster Police Department on January 1, 1971 and held that position until August 16, 1975.  He became a police officer on August 17, 1975 and was with the department until his retirement in 2010.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he played the organ and ran “The Little Shop” gift shop.

Dan is survived by a son, Scott M. Grande of Apple Creek; grandchildren, Sydney and Dean Grande and his siblings, Deborah Harsh of Wooster, Ronald (Sandra) Grande and Robert Grande of Smithville

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. memorial mass on Friday, June 16, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with the Rev. Stephen Moran officiating.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10-11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church


Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 at St. Mary Catholoic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster


I am very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him for several years on the Wooster Police Department, first when he was a dispatcher and then later when we were both patrol officers. I have many good memories of working with Dan, and he was a source of both knowledge and encouragement. He was a person that made my life better through his influence.

Christopher F. Johnson
Dayton, Ohio

I often served him at Red Lobster. He was always so kind and happy to chat. I will surely miss him! My condolences and prayers for his family.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I had worked with Dan for a little while before he retired. He was so kind to me and he will be truly missed.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I had worked with Dan for a little while before he retired. He was so kind to me and he will be truly missed.

Prior to St. Mary's renovation, and purchase and repositioning of the new organ, Dan was known to play "On Eagle's Wings" in such a way that not only were the old organ's pipes open to their fullest measure, but our own vocal "pipes" were open, too! Every one of us left the church with huge smiles on our faces at just how loudly we'd belted that hymn out. No doubt the angels smiled in response. RIP, Dan.

My deepest sympathy for the family...Danny was my High School Classmate,,,my neighbor growing up and a good man to know...

I am so very sorry for your loss. -Candy & Candy

I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was a good friend, known him since grade school, a good man, he was a solid part of the St. Mary's Community and very special to me. He will be very much missed. My deepest condolences to his children, grandchildren and siblings! RIP Dan!

sorry for your loss he will be sadley missed

We extend sympathy to the Grande family.
Merv & Mabel Siegrist

A good friend and a good man. You will be missed Dano!

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