Daniel-Dale Christopher Marable, 27, Levittown, Pennsylvania

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 18, 2002

A memorial service for Daniel-Dale Christopher Marable, age 27, of Levittown, Penn., will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 2185 Oxford Valley Road, Levittown. Visitation with the family will follow the memorial service. A private burial will be held at a later day for immediate family only at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Penn.

He died May 16, at home with his family around him.

Daniel-Dale Christopher Marable was born October 9, 1975, the son of Simeon-David and Pamela J. Marable. He lived in Levittown all his life, and attended Neshaminy Schools and Resurrection Lutheran Church. He played baseball and soccer for Middletown AA and wrestled for the Blue Knights. In 1990 he was first diagnosed with bond cancer and battled the disease for the next 12 and a half years. In 1990 he had limb sparing, 1994, amputation, 1996 a second amputation, and in 2000 his second limb sparing. He always tried to battle back and gained the respect and admiration of those who got to know him well. During the past year he has been co-organizing the &uot;Dream of America Exhibit&uot; for the Levittown 50th Anniversary with his father and brother Jason. He helped to develop the neighborhood greeting day and has model homes on display in the Harrisburg State Museum. Despite his disabilities he aspired to be a woodworker, gardener, artist and sports enthusiast.

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Daniel-Dale is survived by his mother and father, his brothers and sisters, Simeon-David De Paul, Jason-Andrew Bartley and wife Kristina, Jo Anna Lee and Benjamin-Arthur Kurtis; nieces and nephews, Timothy David Marable, Ashley Marie Marable, Kiara Marable and Keri Marable; grandfather Dale S. Sorenson of Minnesota and grandmother Marsima Marable of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

He will be missed by his faithful and constant companion, Guche, his golden retriever.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joan L. Sorenson, and grandfather Daniel Marable.

For all of those who shared in his life, whether it was with his medical care, his school, sports, friendship, neighbor, however brief, thank you for the part you had in his life. He wanted to leave all with this thought: &uot;May peace with the past and faith in the future gently guide you through each precious moment of today.&uot;