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Funeral for Daniel Mendel Meyers

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Funeral: 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Oak Hill Memorial Park
300 Curtner Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
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Daniel Mendel Meyers died on November 13, 2017, כ”ד חשון תשעח.

Danny was born on April 14, 1946 in New York to Tova (z”l) and Nachum (z”l). He is survived by his brothers, Avi, Amnon, Mickey and David and his sister, Gayle, and their families. He grew up in Ashkelon and New Jersey and returned to Israel, serving in the IDF during the Six Day War and through the War of Attrition, later fighting in the Yom Kippur War as a reservist.

Danny was a SCUBA diving instructor in the Red Sea and started his commercial diving career in Ashkelon, later training to be a deep sea diver in offshore oil fields around the world. He traveled widely, accumulating adventures, stories and beautiful, wonderful, broken-hearted girlfriends; he never married. Danny settled near family in Silicon Valley in the mid 80’s and for 30 years worked as a handyman and jack-of-all-trades before mental and physical ailments took their toll.

Danny was, as they say in Hebrew, his own noun. He was handsome, strong and, until recently, seemingly immune to aging in mind, body or spirit. He was multi-talented and knowledgable about the world around him - he cooked a wide variety of delicacies, could fix anything, build a field latrine in the desert and seemed to know how everything was made or built. He had a huge heart, always jumping to the aid of anyone in need (and many who weren’t) whether by the side of the road, under a leaky floor, cooking in the kitchen of new parents, or showing up with lavish contributions to holiday celebrations. He also had advice (solicited or otherwise) for others on subjects as varied as posture, driving, parenting, how to cut tomatoes without slicing a hand and more! Everyone has a Danny story (or many) that combine his unusual talents and knowledge, big heart and intense involvement.

We will miss him very much.