TOLEDO -- Daniel W. Everhart, 76, of Springfield Township, Maumee, formerly of Bowling Green and Newcomerstown, passed away peacefully at his Maumee residence on Thursday, July 22, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

Daniel was born in Akron on Aug. 14, 1933, and was preceded in death by his parents, George C. Everhart, Newcomerstown, who died in 1984, and Mildred Neiferd Everhart, Newcomerstown, who died in 1953.

He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1952. Dan then enlisted in the Navy and served a tour of duty on the USS Yellowstone during the Korean War. He then returned to civilian life and was employed by General Telephone (GTE) as a supervising engineer for almost 40 years before his retirement in 1986. With GTE, he worked in Dover, Marion, Delaware, and retired from GTE in Bowling Green.

Dan was active in the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555 and the Maumee Elks Lodge. He was also an avid golfer and joined golf leagues in Dover and Maumee. Dan also loved working with and restoring classic cars and participated in many car shows, parades and drive-ins during the past several years.

Dan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joanne Nichols Everhart, Maumee, who was originally from Byesville. He also leaves three sons and a daughter, Daniel J. Everhart of Columbus, Robert A. Everhart of Bowling Green, Shawn D. Everhart of Maumee and Christine (Doug) Brunner of Toledo; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Jessica Brunner, both of Toledo; three brothers, Gene R. (Marilyn Porter) Everhart and James O. and (Kathy Brown) Everhart, all of Newcomerstown, and George O. (Kathy Robinson) Everhart of Walhonding; and two sisters, Joan E. (James P.) Foraker Jr. of Port Washington and Kathy Mizer of New Philadelphia; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Everhart and Nichols families.

Funeral services to celebrate Dan's life were July 26 at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., Toledo. Graveside services and burial followed at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee, where the Lucas County Veterans' Honor Guard conducted military grave side services.

Dan's family wishes to give special thanks to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio for all their care and support. Memorials in Dan's name may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 South Detroit Ave., Toledo, OH 43609.