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March 20, 1956 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Daniel C Wistrup, of Chittenango, passed peacefully on January 14, 2024 after a battle with Lewy Body dementia. Dan was born on March 20, 1956 in Fayetteville, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, C. Alfred and Betsy Wistrup.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy English; his brother, Gilbert (Carol) Wistrup, his step-daughter, Elizabeth (Sean) Wentworth, his grandsons, who he adored and who brought him much joy, Landon DiMartino and Tyler Ayer, his nephew, Gerrit (Lizzie) Wistrup, his nieces Samantha Horstman and Kate (Zach) Reagan and many, many lifelong friends. He is also survived by his four cats, who tried desperately to contribute to this obituary by stepping on the keyboard, Smidge, Peanut, Alfred III and Elliot, who is still a brat.
Dan graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius high school in 1974 where he was part of the stage crew every year. He was also a member of the reunion planning committee until 2022. He spent one year at Alfred State College simply because it was his father’s name. He was very active in Boy Scouts during his childhood and into his adulthood, having been awarded the Troop 141 Sabattis Beaver in 1988 for his volunteer work at the Scout Camp each year while enduring the height of black fly season.
Dan enjoyed and excelled at outdoor photography, hiking in the Adirondacks, music of many genres, computers and technology (just ask the nurses at The Grand who had to put them back together when he was done with them), golf, Cheetos and a nice glass of bourbon, preferably shared with friends. He loved gardening and created a masterpiece called Hosta Hill in his yard in Chittenango. Dan also enjoyed keeping in touch with friends near and far as part of the Spitball Boys email group. His love of all things Halloween led to his home being referred to as “The Halloween House” in the neighborhood.
His family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nurses in Wing One of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Rome, NY, especially Kelly who took exceptional care of him during his stay there. Per Dan’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.
A gathering of his close friends and family will be held in the Spring so he never has to allow snow to touch him again. Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York.
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