“Dan” Dana Dale Cagey age 92 of Monroeville passed away Saturday April 25. 2020 in St. Clairsville, Ohio. At 12:45 P.M. He spent 6 weeks at his daughter Denise McColley’s home as she cared for him.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lester Cagey and Clara Edna Bryner Cagey of Pt. Marion. Five sisters, infant sister Cagey of Pt. Marion, Lulu May Leonard of Connellsville, Alvena June Cagey of Pt. Marion. Wanda Ruth Humbert and husband Harlan of Gans, and Adna Lee Cagey of N.J. His first wife Mary Kay Halleren, Kyle, Cagey, Foster, son “Danny” Daniel Thomas Cagey, step son Harry Kyle, step daughters Patricia Louise Kyle, Marlene Kyle, and Joyce Kyle all of Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his second wife Mary Jo Caruolo Cagey of Pittsburgh, three daughters, Diane Lynn Koontz and husband George of Pittsburgh, Denise Celine McColley and husband Timothy of St. Clairsville, Oh., Sharon Michelle Cagey and fiancé Michael Liares of Sherman Oakes, Ca. and two sons, Dale Joseph Cagey and wife Joisee of Oh., and Chad “Dee” Cagey and wife Patty of Pittsburgh. And two “adopted” children, Charles Foster Jr. And Candy Foster both of Pittsburgh. He is also survived by three sisters, Dawn Smiles Ryan Silva of Connellsville, Anna Elizabeth “Betty” Bonnard of Signal Mt. Tn., and Ada Mae Anthony and husband John of Essex, Md. And many nieces and nephews.
Dan was born and raised on the Cagey Farm Lands in what is now known as Greater Pt. Marion. He had three older sisters pass before his birth and has two olders sisters and one older brother Art Dawn and Wanda born before him as well. He was basically raised by his oldest sister Dawn whom he thought as his replacement mother until his death, when his own mother passed when he was ten and his next oldest sister contributed much as well until she married young and began her own family. He loved all of his brothers and sisters equally but he and Dawn had a very deep bond with one another. She worried about him and he worried about her.
Dan once had a crazy dangerous rode when he disobeyed his daddy. While his father was having a conversation with a friend, he was fiddling with the baby carriage that he knew he was forbidden to get in. He got in anyway and the carriage began to roll. It rolled over a steep rocky hillside headed for the water, it happened so quickly. His daddy’s friend instinctively reacted and caught him, carriage and all, just before he hit the bottom. His father was so shaken and relieved he said nothing at all to his disobedient child at that moment, but he definitely had many talks with him about it over the years.
Dan spent a hitch in the Army, and when he was discharged, he got a job at the Summit Inn in Farmington and met up with a cook that became a good friend. Eventually they both moved to Pittsburgh where they found jobs in restaurants as they decided exactly what they wanted for themselves. Dan chose to stay and remain in the area from then on.
A jokester all of his life he always had jokes to tell to make you laugh. While we all would laugh sometimes, he laughed the hardest. He would ask girls and ladies if they wanted a kiss and laugh at their responses as he handed them candy kisses. Checking out from a store once he said “Thank You Girl” and the young lady said “I and not a girl” and he responded “Oh ! Well thank you boy” and walked out the door. He joked with little children as well, as he told them funny little stories, always making them laugh and beg to hear more. He always had a candy or two for each of them. He once told one little girl to finish her dinner as we all continued to eat, she quickly responded with the remark “The party’s over” and left the room. She was four years old and everyone had a good laugh.
Dan loved his whole family and was always happy to see everyone. He loved all of his children dearly and they will remember all the good times with him. He will always be missed.
Dan was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Pittsburgh area for many years.
Due to protective measures during the current pandemic visitation and services were private with Brother Michael Livingston officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Baker-Terravecchia Funeral Home, Inc., 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA.
Interment was private.