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DANIEL “DAN” HERMAN HESS

Daniel “Dan” Herman Hess, 72, of Savannah, GA, died Tuesday afternoon, August 18th, 2020, at his home. He recently celebrated 24 years together with his companion, Alison Meehan Maruca.

Dan was born on January 23rd, 1948 in York, PA to Norman A. Hess and Margaret S. Atland Hess. He had four siblings, Adonna J. Hess, Randy L. Hess, and Jamie L. Hess, and the late Ronnie N. Hess. Dan also had a stepmother, Patricia A. Hess.

Dan served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, worked as a mechanical maintenance supervisor, and worked for Voith Hydropower Company, for whom he traveled to Egypt and Argentina. Before retirement, he was employed at Oglethorpe Power Corporation in Georgia. He enjoyed custom carpentry, woodworking, traveling, and living by the beach.

Dan is survived by a daughter, Melissa Ann Young (Wade T.), a son, Steven Scott Hess (Lori K.), two grandchildren, Adam Mitchell Young and Amanda Marie Young, and his siblings Adonna, Randy, and Jamie.

With concern for the safety and health of Dan’s friends, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Bill and Sandra Parrott says:

    Dan was our nextdoor and good friend. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I left our names and contact information on the front door if there is anything we can do to help. Dan was a kind man and a wonderful neighbor. When a large limb from one of his trees fell on our house he paid to have our yard cleaned up. We will certainly miss him. 🙂

  2. John Lawler says:

    How do you say goodbye to a great friend and a great guy like Dan?
    In most cases Marines do not want to be known as “Ex-Marines”, that is an insult I am told “Former Marines” is the proper term. However in Dan’s case he was always a Marine. Discipline, Honor, Code and Integrity never faded in Dan Hess from his young self through the rest of his life experiences. He was an old school gentlemen and a hard worker with the highest standards of anyone I ever knew. He was a great friend and colleague and a very private man as well. Respectfully known as “The General” by his close friends we had many adventures together. The world lost another great person that would have certainly brought order back to the world in which we live at present if his younger self was with us. He was a great mentor to many and he also taught me more about hydro-electric power than I would have ever known. I will drink a toast to this man and bottoms up to all his friends. My sincere condolences to Ally and his family and God speed to The General, Semper Fidelis my friend until we meet again, Cheers.

  3. Chad Kennell & Rhonda Hansel says:

    Our sincere condolences go out to Alison, Missy, Scott, Adam, Amanda and all the family and friends of Dan. May God comfort you all in this time of loss.

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