Daniel F. Caton Sr., 83, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017. He was born on March 21, 1934 the son of the late Annette & Lee Caton. He was retired from J&L LTV Steel and served for more than 25 years with the US Army retiring as a Master Sargent working with the 99th ARCom and the 443rd Field Depo. He spent many years acting as Santa Claus in numerous stores throughout Beaver County. He was a past president of the Hopewell Quarterback Club, and a member of the American Serbian Club and the Ambridge F.O.E. He enjoyed gardening, watching college football and the Steelers. He also was known as a little league umpire for many years. He was a member of the Shannopin United Methodist Church in Glenwillard. .
He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley Caton, Hopewell Twp.; 4 sons: Michael Caton Sr., Beaver Falls, Scott (Dianne) Caton, Baden; Paul (Alisa) Caton, Brighton Twp., and Daniel Caton Jr., Hopewell Twp.; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer (Josh) Minzler, Michelle (Kyle) Clemons, Michael (Katie) Caton Jr., Christopher (Emily) Caton, Lauren Caton, Megan Caton, and Thomas Caton; 11 great grandchildren; two bothers: Joe and Edward Caton, and his two constant companions Corey and Roxie.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 7 sisters and 4 brothers.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baden ( 399 State St.) at 11:00 AM conducted by Rev. Jill McGregor.
The members of the Beaver County Special Unit will conduct military honors at the church at 11:30am