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Dano, Garrett Paul

July 18, 2017 GMT

Garrett Paul Dano Garrett Paul Dano was born in Moses Lake, Wa on June 2nd, 1986. He died on July 9th, 2017. His family, his friends, and his community will never be the same. He began work for The Hartford in Florida and more recently in Virginia. His colleagues praised him, calling him a “superstar.” They saw in Garrett the things we know to be true; determination, thoughtfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, a wicked sense of humor, compassion, and a desire to protect the vulnerable. Garrett was a good friend, brother, and son. Heartbreakingly, his torment never allowed him to truly believe that. In 2013, Garrett met and fell in love with an 18-month-old boy named Jude. Jude called Garrett “Dad” and never stopped. Garrett’s commitment and devotion to be a dad to Jude never wavered, becoming Garrett’s greatest source of joy and pride. Garrett is survived by his loving parents, Garth Dano and Karen and Joe Druffel; his cherished siblings, Nicole (Steve) Prentice, Chera Justice, Kellen Dano and Cord McCabe; his Grandmother, Dorothy Dano; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his big brother Jarrod Dano and Grandparents Harrison Dano and Don and Kay McPherson. Arrangements by Nicole’s Funeral Home in Ephrata, Wa. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Behind the Badge Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project.