Daniel E. Kuhn, age 59, of Waterford, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at UPMC Hamot after a brief illness. He was born May 1, 1952 in Erie, the son of the late James E. Kuhn and Lois (Swab) Mack.

Kuhn, Daniel E.Dan graduated from McDowell High School in 1971. Throughout his life he worked at General Electric, Anson Tool and Die, Reddog Industries and PHB Inc. He loved traveling, riding ATV’s, hunting, metal detecting, going to camp, and spending time with his family and friends. He was also an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints.

Dan was a member of the American Legion Post #285 of Waterford, the Union City Moose Lodge #882, the Mosquito Creek Sportsman’s Association, and a 37-year volunteer firefighter with Stancliff Hose Company in Waterford.

Survivors in his family include his wife, Karen (Justka) Kuhn, whom he married May 22, 1982; his step-father, Russell “Tony” Mack of Boynton Beach, FL and his companion Barbara Sullivan; his sisters, Valerie (Joseph) Brunner and Jodi Eibl of Erie; his brothers, James L. (Pam) Kuhn of Elmira Heights, NY, Col. Russell L. (Lynne) Mack of Enid, OK, Richard (Carol) Mack of Flemington, NJ, Randall (Jeanne) Mack of Lugoff, SC, and Joseph (Julie) Mack of Manchester, NH; also, several nieces and nephews including his godchild, Renee Mack.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Yolanda Sceiford, his first wife Charlotte (Bainbridge) Kuhn, his in-laws, Raymond and Antoinette “Edna” Justka, and his step-mother Donna Corbett Kuhn.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-9pm. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Fr. Thomas Whitman of All Saints Parish, will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:30am. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stancliff Hose Company, PO Box 275, Waterford, PA 16441, or to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501.