Dano Barnhart


Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Clam Gulch resident Dano "Brother Dan" Barnhart died of a heart attack in his new apartment in Soldotna on Saturday, April 26, 2003. He was 53.

His ashes will be scattered in Clam Gulch on Thursday, with participants meeting at 3 p.m. at the Clam Shell Lodge.

Mr. Barnhart was born April 19, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Edith and Albert Barnhart. He grew up in Cleveland. He came to Alaska in 1979 and worked for Inlet Salmon for many years, for Cook Inlet Processing in Seward for the last five years and retired from the cannery business last year.

An avid sports fan, he was particularly fond of the Green Bay Packers and often wore Green Bay hats.

On April 15, he experienced the dream of his lifetime when he flew to Savannah, Ga., to visit his daughter, Autumn, who he hadn't seen in 19 years, and her two sons.

"He was admired for his wit and humor. He will always be remembered as being in the hierarchy of the Clam Gulch 'P.T.L.' club for his many contributions toward normal living as his favorite saying was 'You won't go to heaven if you don't P.T.L.' ... He will be missed by all his many friends of many walks of life," his family said.

Mr. Barnhart was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his brother, Tom Barnhart of Cleveland; daughter, Autumn Perry of Cleveland; two grandchildren, including Hunter C. Mitchum of Cleveland; and son-in-law, Dan Perry, currently serving with the armed forces in Kuwait.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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