Leo “Danny” Stoner, age 68 of Garden City, passed away suddenly at his home on May 4, 2022.
Danny was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 14, 1953 to his parents, the late Leo D. and Catherine L. (née Gawley) Stoner. He grew up on the west side of Detroit and spent his adult and remaining years in Garden City.
He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his sisters, Barbara E. (Robert) Percha, Nancy L. Haddock, Judith L. (Robert) Sommariva and brother-in-law, Chuck O’Kane. He is predeceased by his sisters, Ann M. O’Kane, Mary C. Martzolff, and Patricia J. Benefiel; and brothers-in-law, Dennis Haddock, Mike Benefiel and Clement Marzolff. In addition to his sisters, he will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his beloved dog, "Daisy".
Danny, as we all knew him, was the youngest child having been born into a family of six older sisters. He attended Coolidge Grade School and graduated in 1971 from Cody High School in Detroit. He also attended Henry Ford Community College studying business. Danny never married and had no children. He made a genuine commitment to attend every family get-together, every holiday, birthday and funeral. After his father passed away, he took it upon himself to look after his mother by checking in on her every day.
His passions in life were for his family, friends and beloved and devoted companion, "Daisy" who will truly miss her master and their daily walks and talks. He will forever be remembered for his gentle personality. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell a joke or two. Any room he walked into was a new opportunity to tell his jokes. He loved to make people laugh. He was truly a kind and special man with a heart of gold.
Danny had an unwavering faith in God – a faith that only grew stronger in his later years. He kept his Bible nearby and always made time daily to be in the Word - even if he only had just a few moments.
Danny was loved by so many. His generous spirit and kind heart left an impression wherever he went. He was deeply loved and cherished by his family.
A 10:00 A.M. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 preceded by a 9:30 A.M. hospitality with friends, family and neighbors at St. Kenneth's Catholic Church located at 14951 North Haggerty Road, Plymouth 48170.
Danny’s cremated remains will be interred at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.
Those who wish to honor the memory of Danny Stoner are invited to consider a contribution to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Michigan Humane Society, American Heart Association, Garden City Historical Society, or a charity of your choice.