Daniel “Danny” Barnicle, age 88, of Lorain, unexpectedly passed away at his residence
on April 3rd, 2018.
Dan was born in Carrollton, Pennsylvania on August 22nd, 1929 to Charles and Irene
(nee: Dunigan) Barnicle.
Dan married Elizabeth “Betty” Fulgenzi, his childhood sweetheart, on February 26,
1949. Their 67 year marriage was an inspiration to many.
He was a proud member of the Class of 1948 B at Lorain High School, and received his
Bachelors of Science in Education at Kent State University. Upon his graduation from
High School, Mr. Barnicle entered the United States Marine Corp. and achieved the rank of a 1st Class Sergeant. He served in the United States and Mediterranean Theater aboard the U.S.S. Providence, CL82.
After returning home, Dan became a Masonry, Mason and was a member of Local 29
and 34 Unions. Dan truly enjoyed being a master mason and shared his knowledge by
teaching as a Mason Technology Instructor at L.C.J.V.S. in Oberlin. Dan worked for 25
years as a mason and 20 years as an instructor.
Dan was a devout Catholic and member of St. Peter Parish in Lorain where he was
active in Holy Name Society and Serra Club. He was an adult server and Eucharist
Minister for the Church. Both Dan and his wife Betty were Pre-Cana instructors and
actively worked with engaged couples on their journey into marriage. Dan also
volunteered at the Church Festival and other church related services. He invested
himself fully into the church.
Philanthropy and service to his community were also a passion of Dan’s. He was a
member of many fraternal organizations like Senior Fellowship and the past
Cosmopolitan Dance Club. Memberships included D.A.V., V.F.W., N.E.A., S.T.R.S.,
L.A.R.C.O.T.A., and the Elks. Dan was a member of the U.S.S. Seagoing Marine
Association and the U.S.S Providence CL82 Association. He Attended many of the
associations reunions across the United States.
Dan enjoyed traveling the United States, Europe, and his beloved Ireland. Dan was a
nature enthusiastic watcher and enjoyed traveling to National Parks around the United
States. He was an avid historical reader. Dan enjoyed spending time with his friends,
family, and neighbors. One of his favorite past times was following his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren in their accomplishments via sports, dance, and music events.
Dan was passionate about college sports and a true supporter of area athletic teams.
Dan is survived by his children, Kathy (David) Dobos and Daniel (Lori) Barnicle of
Lorain; grandchildren, Shannon (Brian) Starcher, Daniel A. Barnicle, Kristina (James)
Buller, Kara (Robert) Falkowski, and Katie Meade; great grandchildren, Katherine and
Alexander Buller: Nicholas, Griffin, Isabella, and Giselle Starcher: and Gianna and
Olivia Falkowski; sister, Sally (Richard) Mason; brothers, Joseph (Barbara-companion) Barnicle; Mike (Joyce) Barnicle; and many nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his wife, Betty in 2016; his parents, Charles and Irene
Barnicle; brothers, Donald (Sylvia) Barnicle, Richard (Irene) Barnicle, and James
(Bonnie) Barnicle; and granddaughter, Gianna Marie Dobos.
Dan's biggest accomplishments were his marriage to Betty and being a father and a grandfather. He also enjoyed being “Super Papa” to his great grandchildren. When asked about his accomplishments, he wanted to be remembered for his service to his country as a Marine, and teaching masonry skills to young men, helping them learn a life-long career in the building trades.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, on Monday April 9th, from
3:00-7:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 10th,
at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, at St. Peter Parish,
3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian
entombment with Marine military honors will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 32789
Detroit Road, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Dan to St. Peter
Parish, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. To share your memories or condolences
with the Barnicle Family, please visit www.rsgfuneralhome.com
St. Peter Parish
3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain OH 44053