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Daniel G. Payson, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012, in Punxsutawney.


A son of the late Charles, Sr. and Dorothy Buggy Payson, he was born May 18, 1938, in Indiana.


Mr. Payson was a graduate of Indiana Area High School and Westmoreland Community College.  He was the former owner of Indiana Auto Supply, True Value Hardware, both of Indiana and the Punxsutawney Auto Parts.  Most recently, Dan had been employed at NAC Carbon Products, Inc. of Punxsutawney.  He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and a sponsor of a local county sandlot baseball team.  Dan was a life member of the Indiana B.P.O. Elks # 931 and a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles.  He enjoyed restoring antique trunks and spending time with his grandchildren and family.


He is survived by four children, Grey Payson and wife Joanne, of Indiana; Susan Grim and husband David, of Smicksburg; Cathie Payson and friend, Tom Filler, of Indiana; and Christi Payson and friend, Troy Cary, of Punxsutawney; three brothers, Patrick Payson and wife Sonja, of Fayetteville, NC.; Irving Payson and wife Janet of Nashville, TN.; and John Payson and friend Joan, of Indianapolis, IN.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jane Luckhart Payson; and two brothers, Gerald and Charles Payson, Jr.


Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana.  Complete funeral arrangements are forthcoming.  Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made, in loving memory of his wife, Nancy Jane Payson, to their relay for life team, Nancy and Kadie’s “Lucky” Nuts, PO Box 404, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

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