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Daniel L. Householder

May 26, 2017

Daniel Lee Householder, 58, of Martinsburg, passed away May 19, 2017, at home under hospice care, with his family by his side.

He was born Dec. 31, 1958, in Berkeley County. He was the son of the late Edward Daniel Householder and Wanda Fay (DeHaven) Householder of Hedgesville.

Dan graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 1977, and attended Shepherd College (now Shepherd University). At Shepherd, he met Arlene Strausser, who became his wife, on Oct. 4, 1980. Dan worked as a technician in the telecommunications industry for 38 years, most recently at Frontier Communications.

He forged many lifelong friendships with coworkers and fellow CWA 2105 union members.

Dan was an outdoor enthusiast, avid reader of non-fiction mountaineering adventures, loved the ocean, and was fond of visiting and photographing lighthouses with his wife, Arlene. As a sports fan, he was faithful to the Baltimore Orioles. He had a great passion for music. Dan and Arlene also frequented local trivia competitions, and enjoyed a fierce game of Uno or ping pong with family.

Dan is survived by his wife of 37 years, Arlene Denise Householder; son, Jacob Daniel Householder and wife, Natalie, of Martinsburg; daughter, Sara Elizabeth Church and husband, JD, of Martinsburg; and son, Matthew Ryan Householder, of Martinsburg. He is also survived by his mother, Wanda Fay Householder; his sister, Regina Lynne Sherman and husband, Rodney, and nephew, Ethan; and grandchildren, Sedric Martinez, Rowan Householder and Makenzie Householder.

A celebration of life gathering for family and friends will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Brown Funeral Home’s South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dan’s name to the following organizations: Appalachian Trail Conservancy, 799 Washington St., P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425; USDA Forest Service, Monongahela National Forest Cheat-Potomac Ranger District, Attn. Allen Friel, 2499 North Fork Highway, Petersburg, WV 26847 (Please note: Dolly Sods Wilderness Area.); NIH Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute (NOB/NCI), 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Room 225, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Dan will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. The family encourages you to follow Dan’s lead by recycling, viewing a sunrise on the beach, holding your family close, saying “I love you” often, and raising a glass to good friendships, great times, and lasting memories.

Full obituary and online condolences may be viewed and offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.