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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Daniel M. Churchill, 57, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, from complications following a heart infection.
Dan was born April 6, 1960, in Stamford.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie Ackerley Churchill and sister, Diane (Churchill) Dick.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Liz Digges Churchill; daughters, Maggie Bornhorst and Mary Beth Maly; son-in-law Joe Maly; granddaughters, Grace, Claire and Catherine Maly; father, Duane Churchill; brothers, Doug (Debbie) Churchill and Andy Churchill; brother-in-law, David Dick; many nieces and nephews.
Dan graduated from Stamford High School in Stamford and was best known as the local paper and school photographer. He attended the Ohio Institute of Photography in Dayton, Ohio, and had a successful commercial photography business for many years.
Dan was an entrepreneur, owning various companies throughout his life. His latest companies were NetBiz Concepts, an internet marketing firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a bottling redemption center, the Wooden Nickel, in Stamford.
Dan loved the outdoors. He and Liz spent many weekends bicycling on rails-to-trails around Pittsburgh and throughout the East Coast.
Dan was a kind, gentle man and treasured his family. He was completely selfless, doing anything and everything for the people he loved. He was the strong, silent type and will be remembered for his dry sense of humor, many notepads of ideas and inspirational quotes and witty one-liners. Dan was very family-oriented, always volunteering to help with home improvement projects with his daughters and spending time with his granddaughters, who he absolutely adored.
He attended East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Plaza Conference Center, 200 N. Plaza Blvd, Chillicothe, Ohio. A reception will immediately follow with visiting hours until 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rails to Trails at railstotrails.org.
Published on October 3, 2017
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