Daniel Mason Summers, 57, of San Diego, CA, passed away on February 19th at 1:35 A.M. in Hospice of San Diego-Glenbrook. He had returned to San Diego to receive treatment for cancer. Dan was born on March 25, 1954, in San Diego and remained a lifelong resident until 2007, when he and his wife retired and moved to Union, OH to be near family and friends in Greenville, OH.
Mr. Summers had a 30-year career in public service as an Investigator for the Police Department (10 years) of the City of El Cajon, California and a Senior Code Enforcement Officer (20 years) for the Fire Department of the City of Santee, California. Mr. Summers was a 1972 graduate of Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Francis (Ransom) Summers, of El Cajon, CA.
Dan married Pamela (Carpenter) Summers, originally from Greenville, OH, in Lake Tahoe on November 27, 1999. He was a volunteer and an active supporter of a number of charities, including VFW Post 7262, Greenville, OH (Booster Member), the United Way of SD County, the Red Cross, Meals-on-Wheels (delivering meals to homebound seniors) and the Girls Scouts of San Diego/Imperial County Council.
Dan was known by all as an avid rail fan, enjoying trains of all types throughout his lifetime, and taking many train trips across the US and Canada. He was a lifetime member and supporter of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park. He also was a fan of commercial aviation, amassing an estimated 3,500 hours as an airline simulation pilot on the computer.
Mr. Summers is survived by his wife, Pamela L. (Carpenter) Summers; his mother-in-law, Irene Carpenter of Greenville; brother-in-law James R. Carpenter and Susie (Shumaker) Carpenter of Dublin, OH; sister-in-law Christina M. (Carpenter) Medrano of Englewood, OH; nephew Jerry C. Harrison of Colorado Springs, CO (US Air Force) and niece Julia C. Harrison of Irvine, CA.
Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 North Broadway Greenville, OH with Rev. Steven Day officiating. Burial will be immediately following at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Greenville, Ohio. The family will provide a luncheon afterwards at 12:30 P.M. at Romer's Catering on 118 E. Main in Greenville.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of San Diego.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com