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August 23, 2022 - 9:49am

Daniel J. DiLaura

posted by T.J. Woodward.

ddilaura.jpg  Longtime Batavia businessman, Daniel Joseph DiLaura, 68, passed away on Sunday August 21, 2022. Daniel was born on September 26, 1953 to Joseph and Rose (Schiavi) DiLaura in the Panama Canal Zone, where his father was stationed in the US Navy.

Dan was a graduate of Batavia Senior High School, Class of 1971. He started his first automotive repair business at age 23 on West Main St. in Batavia. He then moved to the Mobil Gas Station on the corner of East Main & Clinton Streets. From there he continued to grow his business and built the current Dan’s Tire & Auto Service in the Batavia City Center.

Daniel was an avid race car owner / builder / enthusiast. He primarily competed at Empire Dragway in Leicester, NY, where his youngest son TJ took over the wheel in later years. Daniel was a lifetime member of Ascension Parish, formerly St. Anthony’s Parish.

He is predeceased by his father; Joseph. He is survived by his mother; Rose (Schiavi) DiLaura; children Justine (Robert) Bartl, Daniel (Tara) DiLaura, Christopher DiLaura, Danielle DiLaura and TJ (Hailey) DiLaura; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; brother Joseph (Marianne) DiLaura; sisters Angela DiLaura, Laurie (Max) Sheer; his former wives Adele Landin and Anne Marie DiLaura; along with numerous cousins, Aunts, family, friends and business associates.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday the 25th at Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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