William Daniel Pheanis Jr.

January 29, 1956 ‒ September 03, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

William “Dan” Pheanis Jr., age 63 of Delaware, OH, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his home after a short battle with cancer.

He was born January 29, 1956 to Bill and Mickey (McGrew) Pheanis in Van Wert, OH. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1974. Dan went to GM Training School in Cincinnati, OH. He worked at several auto dealers before joining Goodale Auto & Truck, where he worked for 38 years.

Dan was a quiet, gentle soul. He loved cars, heavy equipment, and coal mining equipment. He had a knack for anything mechanical, loved to read, and learn new things. He especially loved spending time with his girls and his family, including vacations in Ocean City, NJ and Anna Maria Island, FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Mickey Pheanis. Dan is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Higham Pheanis; daughters: Kelly (Brandon) Mauck of Columbus, and Shelby Pheanis of Westerville; sister, Sue Gonzaga, and niece, Claire, of Columbus.

Friends may call Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, OH. A memorial service celebrating Dan’s life will follow at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County 4020 OH-37, Delaware, OH 43015, or to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, https://tunnel2towers.org

  • Sue & family, My prayer & thoughts go out to you. I’ve haven’t seen Dan for years, but waited on your parents at the Bob Evans @ 23 & 270 for years & they would share with me info of their kids. Bless you all, Lynn Church-Akin WHS’74

  • Thoughts and prayers for your family and may peace and the love of God embrace you all in the coming days. He will be greatly missed at work he was a gentle intelligent and caring man he is someone I felt deserved and received respect from his fellow employees .