ForeverMissed
The Wall/Thornton family would like to invite Dan's extended family and friends to celebrate his life with us on Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at 3pm at JT and Julie's home in Soquel. Please contact Julie or JT for the address.

We'd love for everyone to share any photos of Dan so that they can be added to the slide show at his big party. Dan loved a good party!

Your love and support have been amazing. Thank you all so much.

Posted by Ooli Crowbear on May 11, 2021
Greetings Dan’s Family ,

It is in my honor to say that your boy was a good man , and an awesome exceptional human being. The loss hurts , for the ones closest to him, I can only imagine the pain you carry. I want you to know that there IS a huge village of people who love and support you in this next chapter.

Like I have Dan’s back 100% - iv got yours too. I love you all and thank you for bringing Dan into this life and sharing the love of him. His legacy is living on strong like a THUNDERBOLT!!

Aho!! Xoxoxo

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Posted by Ooli Crowbear on May 11, 2021
Greetings Dan’s Family ,

It is in my honor to say that your boy was a good man , and an awesome exceptional human being. The loss hurts , for the ones closest to him, I can only imagine the pain you carry. I want you to know that there IS a huge village of people who love and support you in this next chapter.

Like I have Dan’s back 100% - iv got yours too. I love you all and thank you for bringing Dan into this life and sharing the love of him. His legacy is living on strong like a THUNDERBOLT!!

Aho!! Xoxoxo
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Dan's Obituary

Dan Wall
June 20, 1968 – May 6, 2021
Resident of Soquel
Daniel Thomas Wall, 52, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021, at his home, Freedom House, in the town of Soquel, Ca.
Dan led a very happy life and provided much happiness to others. Known as a sharp dresser and devout 49ers fan, Dan could make the simplest of occasions joyous. Dan was born in San Diego, but subsequently made his home in Northern California. For the last 21 years he made his home with Listen Foundation, a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. 
Dan received multiple medals in the Special Olympics, waltzed with Snow White and Cinderella in Anaheim, and moonwalked with Michael Jackson at DanStock '17 in the hills of Soquel. 
In 2004, Dan attended an Oakland A's vs. Boston Red Sox game with his favorite staff, Katie Hoeber, and good friend, Jonathan Taylor. During pre-game warm-ups Katie walked Dan to the edge of the field with his glove in hand. Boston's star closer Mike Timlin recognized him as a super fan and promptly signed the glove for Dan. Soon other members of the team were gathered and a good many of them signed Dan's glove, to his delight. Later that year the Red Sox finally broke their team's famous curse and won the World Series for the first time since 1918. Friends and family still hold the belief that Dan contributed to their success that year through the power of his spirit and the magic glove.
That same year, Dan took a birthday trip to Las Vegas with his good friend, Patrick Callahan. He swam with sharks, was the fastest one on all the roller coasters, and was a showgirl magnet. He returned home ten dollars the richer. Many of these special times would have not occurred but for the amazing folks at Listen Foundation. Dan loved them all. 
Dan is survived by his parents, Jeff and Susan Wall; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and John Thornton; nephew, Tom Thornton, as well as his Uncle Tom and Aunt Karla Preston. Dan was preceded in death by his dear friend, Katie Hoeber. We will miss the sparkle in his eye. 
A private Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3 PM, at the home of Julie and John Thornton. Memorial contributions can be made to Listen Foundation and Hospice of Santa Cruz County.
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