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Daniel R. Piper, Sr.

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“Danny wa was a close friend at Oxon Hill High School. He was captain of the football team when I was captain of the cheerleaers.My prayers are with...Read More »
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“Dan was our oldest living brother, and I will always remember that he showed much patience and kindness, despite how much he suffered from the...Read More »
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“I am very sorry to hear of Danny's passing. He is a friend and former team-mate of mine at the University of Maryland. RIP Danny and condolences to...Read More »
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On the evening of Thursday, April 12, 2018, Daniel "Dan" Russell Piper, Sr. passed away at Florida Hospital at Connerton after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Dan was 78 years old.

Born on November 6, 1939 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Dan graduated with a degree in Personnel and Labor Relations from the University of Maryland. He began his career with the U.S. Government in 1964 as a Capitol Police officer. While in that role, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He then started with the IRS in 1974 as a Special Agent, and retired in 1996 with the ranking of Lieutenant Colonel. He continued his career as a Special Investigator with the U.S. Department of State and retired in 2011 after an impressive career of over 40 years with the U.S. Government.

Dan will be forever remembered as a standout football player at the University of Maryland, an avid golf and tennis player, as well as a firearms expert. Dan also enjoyed history and would often use that as an excuse to watch sports because he was "watching history". His love of food may have been almost as strong as his love of sports. He never met a pecan pie he didn't like. His knowledge of just about anything and everything led him to being known and loved as a "Human Dictionary".

He is survived by his wife of 7 years, Marilyn Piper; his children Daniel Piper, Jr., Ann Taylor (Gary Wolfe) and Erin Shiller (Scott); grandchildren Grace and Faith Taylor and Abigail Ruiz; great-grandchildren Kayleigh and Ryan Hayes. He will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Billy Piper, Eve Johnson, Brady Piper, Jr., Robin Yoder and Tommy Piper. Dan was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Piper, as well as siblings Sonny Piper, Robert Piper and Jeanette Piper.