Daniel Gary "BIG DANNY" Foster, age 72, of Meadville, formerly of McKeesport, went ALL IN on pocket aces and busted on March 3, 2021, in Meadville, PA. He was born in Pittsburgh on February 5, 1949. He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Wissman) Foster and the LOVING husband of Hope (Dunn) Foster for 44 years. Dan retired as a property manager at Apartments Unlimited in 2003 to aggressively pursue a career as a professional gambler. He was also the wildly successful owner and operator of the legendary Dunn's Dairy in McKeesport for almost 20 years. Big Danny could flip a burger like no other, "The DUNNBURGER",
and could play a mean game of pinball. He was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School after successfully digging graves to pass Latin. Dan was a US Army veteran and toured in Korea. He was known for many things throughout his life. Dan had an incredible sense of humor and an uncanny way to make you laugh at will. He was a role model to many, a rock of stability, and a fierce family man. He enjoyed playing cards with his McKeesport life-long friends, Mama Pepino's cohorts, and many, many trips to the casino. He had an intense passion for coaching his Daughter Hayley's softball teams and relaxing to Doo-Wop oldies. The most important thing to Big Danny was his family's happiness. He loved and adored his precious grand-babies. In addition to his wife Hopey, Dan is survived by his three children, Dan (Debbie) Foster of Mercer, PA, Hayley (Dan) Merchant of Butler, and Shane Foster of Meadville; grandchildren, Adison (Stinky), Allie (Rockette), Danny (hockey man), Sydney (Geno), and Delaney (sh*tpantz); brothers, Bob (Vicky) Foster of North Huntingdon, James (Diana) Brady of North Huntingdon, and Jack Foster of Versailles; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and an incredibly grateful bunch of folks known as the "Dunn's Dairy Crew". Along with his parents, Dan was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Foster, and niece, Jeannie Foster-Waterhouse. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of blessing service at Noon, in the funeral home chapel. Committal prayers, military honors, and burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor
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