Daniel Lazar, Sr. passed away April 30, 2012. Born on January 1, 1926 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Lazar. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He worked as Personnel Director for Be-Lo Supermarkets and was a member of the Church of St. Therese in Chesapeake where he was an usher, and most recently, St. John the Apostle Church in Virginia Beach. His hobbies included golf and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Daniel Lazar, Jr. and his wife, Lynne of Tallahassee, FL, Dale Lazar and his wife, Diana of Gloucester, VA, and Darryl Lazar and his wife, Lara of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Esther Kovacik and her husband, James of Brecksville, OH, and Ruth Popa and her husband, George of Parma, OH; two brothers, George Lazar and his wife, Anne of Cleveland, OH and Joseph Lazar, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of North Royalton, OH; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be offered on Thursday at 4 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, with Fr. Rob Cole officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Apostle Altar Fund.
Condolences may be made via the online guestbook.
Thank you, Mr. Lazar, for your service to our country.Send Flowers
My Uncle Dan will be fondly remebered. He was a joy to be around, always an uplifting personality. My wife Judy and I offer our condolances to my Aunt Dorothy and my Cousins Dan, Dale and Daryll.
Judy & Jim Kovacik
My grandpa was the most amazing person in the world. Although my memories seem as if they are not enough and I want you to come back to us, I know that you are somewhere looking down, with a smile that will always be unforgettable. I love you.
Dear Dorothy and Family, We are so very sorry for your great loss. We will be keeping you and your family in prayer. May your wonderful memories bring you peace. With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Russ and Rose DeRonne, Church of St. Therese.
Death is nothing at all — I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other, we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used to, Laugh as you always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together, play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; There is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I’m but waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past, nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before, better, infinitely happier and forever — we will be together. – Henry Scott Holland
I miss you grandpa.
Youll be missed.
Dear Dorothy and family, I am sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers. He was a true gentleman and have missed seeing both of you at St. Therese. God Bless you.
Rebecca and I would like to express our condolences in regards to Dan’s death. For Christians, death is a time of countless emotions. A lot of these emotions are associated to love. Because of God’s love for us, we are graced with everlasting life. Because of your love for Dan, you mourn the loss of a love one that touched your life in special and unique ways: a man who was a husband, a father, a companion and a volunteer.
Your partnership in many worthy causes has touched countless number of lives and I for one feel blessed to be included in this number. Your many years of marriage is a tribute to your dedication to each other and an acknowledgment to the sacrifices required to make a loving marriage mature. Observing the two of you while you were members of St. Therese reinforced in Rebecca and I pieces of the formula that we are continuously refining to keep our marriage strong. Volunteering with the both of you on the RCIA team allowed me to witness your faith and helped deepen my own.
It saddened me work obligations prevented me from attending Dan’s Funeral Mass to celebrate his life on earth and rejoice about his new life in heaven. Hopefully, you can look back lovingly at Dan’s life here on earth and rejoice about his new life in Heaven. From our own experiences with the death of a love one, Rebecca and I realize their spirit remains with us. We have no doubt Dan’s spirit will remain with you as you continue through this journey called life.
Rebecca and I pray that you find comfort during this time and that you and your love ones continue to make and share countless memories together.
Your brother and sister in Christ, Steve & Rebecca Hardt
I was so fortunate to have you as a Father (in-law) for 21 years. An inner light always glowed around you and with it you brought a smile to everyone that crossed your path. Thank you for being such a wonderful Grandfather to my children. Your love, kindness, loyalty and sense of humor will always be a part of them. As for me, I will cherish the memories; playing cards into the night, the family pictures that you always set up and ran to be in the at the last moment; That sneaky laugh you made when you did something that Grandma didn’t like; etc., etc., etc. I’m sorry that I missed the last 6 years of your like, but you were always in my heart. Rest in Peace and teach God how to play Shanghai Rummy before I get there! I love you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Bill & Angie Rogers
Dear Dorothy, Dan, Dale, and Darryl, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been awhile since I’ve said your names all together. I have fond memories of your family. Mr. Lazar was always kind to me and full of stories and advice. I am thankful that he saw you grow up and have families and professions. I’m sure he loved being a grandparent. His legacy will live on through you guys. He will not be forgotten.
Had a dream about you last night…you came back for a few days. Can’t believe it has already been a month. Love and miss you.
-Your princess 🙂
Dan, I have many fond memories of you as a father-in-law and a grandpa to my children. Your love and kindness are missed.