Daniel L. “Dan” McCloskey

June 09, 1946 ‒ June 30, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Daniel Lynn “Dan” McCloskey, age 73, a longtime resident of Sunbury, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born June 9, 1946 in Columbus, son of the late Joseph L. and Helen E. (Hardy) McCloskey.

Dan was a 1964 graduate of Westerville High School. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, he served as a security policeman in Korea with the 354th Pacific Air Forces during the Viet Nam conflict.

Actively involved in Sunbury’s VFW Post 8736 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3614, Dan served many leadership roles with these two groups over the years.  He was currently a one-year Surgeon Trustee and two-year House Committee Chairman for the VFW Post.

Dan is survived by daughter Krista (Jack) Knuttila, Westerville, aunt Monna “Jeannie” Hardy, Worthington, grandchildren Jackson and Nina Knuttila, and several loved immediate family members.

Friends may call Wednesday, July 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3 in Sunbury, where a Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow.  Interment at Sunbury Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the McCloskey family.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dan was a great young man. He was always fun to be around.I didn’t see him much after we graduated.He will be missed.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Dan, another Class of ’64 Wildcat. I hope you can take solace in a life well lived.

  • Sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Went to school with him. Class of 1964. Sending condolences to his family.

  • Worked with Dan or Mac as we all called him at Ohio Bell and AT&T for 40years we had a great time working together and talking about Corvettes he was a true friend I will miss him. Jerry J.J. Jefferson

  • My thoughts and prayers to your family. As a long time VFW friend of both Dan and Linda, Dan has always been a kind and gentle soul. Always a smile. We often had long discussions on music trivia. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

  • Many fond memories working with Mac (or “Owskey as he was also known) at Ohio Bell. An honest man with a great sense of humor and always a good friend.

  • Mac was a good guy,worked with him for many years at OBT.Mac always had a great sense of humor and he always sang along with the radio with his own words always funny. Will be greatly missed.