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Daniel J. Zupfer (Danny), 64, of Savannah, Georgia died on April 15, 2023.
The Marshall, Minnesota native was the youngest of four children born to Catherine A. Zupfer and James N. Zupfer, who have preceded him in death.
Danny spent his earliest years in North Babylon, New York sharing a room with his older brothers, Jimmy and Dennis down the hall from his sister, Maureen. By all accounts, Danny loved being the adorable baby of the family as he was always smiling. This early joyful attitude would serve him well throughout his life as he never stopped smiling.
Danny moved to Savannah with his family in 1968 where he eventually attended Windsor Forest High School. Danny loved his years on Willow Road where he met many life-long friends. Danny was in a tragic accident at the age of 17 leaving him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. He faced this challenge with strength and dignity and as his life moved forward, he accomplished much despite his disability. Danny fought hard to gain independence, and this became a lifelong endeavor. He spent time in rehabilitation centers throughout the country including, Warm Springs Georgia, Vallejo California, and Jackson Memorial in Miami always trying to improve his mobility.
He learned to drive a van, he became an expert frisbee thrower, and pool player. Danny remained active and positive throughout is life. He became the greatest uncle in the world to his nieces and nephews. They would spend the summers with him enjoying endless days of swimming and walks to the candy store hitching a ride on the chair.
Danny traveled extensively to places such as San Francisco, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Miami, Dallas, Eagle Pass, and Atlanta. Danny's limitations did not slow him down. He was a passionate sports fan, and he absolutely loved his Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and The Dawgs. Danny was known to many as Captain ZZ managing his fantasy football league.
Danny had an amazing attitude. He saw the best in everyone and found joy in the life he lived. Danny loved his mother, Catherine and his father, Jim. Together they shared a devotion and commitment that was inspirational to all who knew them.They are together once again.
Danny is survived by his brothers, Jimmy Zupfer and Dennis Zupfer; and his sister, Maureen Parrish. Danny will be dearly missed.
Although it's been many years since we had seen Danny I have thought of him often. Enjoyed following his life through Family and FB. May he be at peace and enjoy being reunited with Mom and Dad❤️
- Pam (Zupfer) Mack, New Ulm , Mn.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel