Born March 24, 1958, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Lloyd James Swope and Owanda Virginia (Kane) Swope .
Dan was a 1976 graduate of Clear Spring High School and was employed as a mason for Bragunier Masonry in Clear Spring for over 40 years.
He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed farming. Dan loved spending time with his friends and family. His greatest achievement in life was becoming a “Pap” and loving his grandchildren.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ester (Gruber) Swope, of Clear Spring; two daughters, Kelly Cosner (Artie) of Clear Spring and Terri Swope (Anthony Janni) of Key West, FL; a son, Rodney Swope (Angela Rhoton) of Big Pool; sisters, Ruth Miller, Janice Paul, and Beverly Hensley; brothers, Lloyd Swope and Gene Kane; three grandchildren, Laken and Madilyn Cosner, and Conner Swope; grand dog, Taco; and a special best friend, Bob Repp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Katie Miller
Services will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 11 am at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD. The Rev. John Cook will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the benefit of Ester Swope, c/o Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Clear Spring, MD 21722.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.