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Daniel Ramon Labrador, USAF (Retired)April 20, 1960 – May 28, 2015
Daniel R. Labrador1960-2015 Daniel R. Labrador, 55, of Navarre, FL passed away on May 28, 2015. He was born in Havana, Cuba, the only son of Roberto and Rosa Labrador.
In 1966, the family immigrated to Hialeah, where Dan attended the Miami-Dade Public Schools. Upon graduation, Dan enlisted and served 24 years in the United States Air Force. During his service, Dan completed his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UWF and upon retirement, became a teacher at West Navarre Intermediate School for 11 years. He also completed his master’s degree in Educational Leadership and had planned to become a school administrator.
In 2011, Dan was diagnosed with a cancer of the plasma cells known as multiple myeloma. His three-year fight took him to Texas and Arkansas for treatment, but ended at home in Navarre. Over the years, Dan had too many hobbies to name, but also enjoyed baseball, movies, boating, and spending time with his friends and family.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Lidia, his father Roberto, and his son Daniel with his wife Ketima. His daughter Eileen Enos, with her husband Shawn and their children, Shawn and Aiden, also survive him. He also leaves behind the hundreds of lives that he touched through his teaching, coaching, mentoring, and friendship.
Arrangements are being made by Family-Funeral & Cremation. However, the burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations can be sent to Home Away From Home: A Ministry of Little Rock Church. (http://www.littlerockchurch.org/ministries/outreach/home-away-from-home/) This organization provided Dan and Lidia with housing during his treatment in Little Rock.
A Celebration-of-Life will be held at the Labrador home on Saturday, June 6th from 4:00-7:00. The family asks that all who knew and loved Dan join them in raising a glass to this remarkable man.
For more information, please call Kendra Booth at (850) 240-1965 or email at KLBooth34@gmail.com
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June 06, 2015I had the pleasure of going to UWF with Dan. He was great fun, and a wonderful student. He had the heart for teaching. I’m not surprised to read about the number of students and parents he touched. I remember how he lit up talking about you, Lidia, and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.~ Linda Crane, Mary Esther, Florida
June 04, 2015So saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man. My son Austin was blessed to have Mr. Labrador for a teacher. He is now entering 10th grade. He was an amazing mentor and leader. He encouraged Austin through a tough time and touched our lives more than he probably realized! Praying for peace, strength and comfort for the family!!~ Jennifer Klimek, Pace, Florida
June 03, 2015From all of us here at the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas we would like to express our condolences to the family of Mr. Labrador. He was a wonderful patient and a great fighter of his disease as was his wife Lidia. Both were determined and did everything we asked of them during his treatment. Please know that all of us here in the van Rhee Clinic are thinking of you all~ Kayla Hefner, RN, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 02, 2015Lidia I am so sorry for you and your family loss. Dan was a great man. I am praying that God give you and the kid’s strength to make it through this difficult time. God Bless You!~ Mattie Clark, Ft Walton Bch, Florida
June 02, 2015Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Although we only knew you all for a little while, Dan and Lidia have both held a special place in my heart. Thank you for the smiles, friendship, and workplace support. Dan you will be missed.~ Shannon Savoie, Clarksville, Tennessee
June 01, 2015Dear Lidia, I was so sad to hear of Dan’s passing. I only knew Dan for a short time but I will never forget him. He was an MM warrior. I will always remember that smile from across Edith’s pod the first time we met. His courage is an inspiration to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.~ Dan and Donna Drury, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 01, 2015Lidia and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I know you have wonderful memories of him that will help you through the difficult times. I know I have fond memories of the time I spent with your family here in Maryland and in Florida. Love to all.~ Lauren Bliss, Waldorf, Maryland
June 01, 2015Alderfer family want to give our deepest condolences in your loss.As Jesus said in John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.~ Kay Alderfer, Gulf Breeze, Florida
May 31, 2015WOW…Can’t help but tear up. Rest in Peace Dan. May the peace that God can provide be upon Lydia and family. I remember the day working at the 6th SOS and getting to know Dan, what an awesome guy as well as his wife. You will be missed Dan.~ Monica Ray, Shreveport, Louisiana
May 31, 2015Lidia, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything we can do please let us know. You are in our hearts and prayers.~ Missy and Kim Chojnacki, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
May 31, 2015I am sad to hear this news. Mr. Labrador helped me so much with math during tutoring sessions. I will remember him forever.Emma Flanagan~ Emma Flanagan, Gulf Breeze, Florida
May 31, 2015I was deeply saddened by the news of Dan’s passing. He was such a great person. Always had a smile on his face. My daughter Emily was blessed to have him as a teacher in Third and Fifth grade. He entered our hearts that first year and he will remain in our hearts forever. Emily is now going into High School and he remains in her heart as her favorite teacher. Dan will live on in our memories.~ Angela Quarry, Navarre, Florida
May 31, 2015Dan touched so many lives at WNIS. I will miss his quick wit and big smile. His memory will live on in our hearts. Praying for comfort for his family.~ Robyn Cronin, Navarre, Florida
May 31, 2015Madison was lucky enough to have him in 3rd grade and as she enters high school, Mr. Lab remains her favorite teacher. He touched a lot of lives.~ Michele Fuller, St. Louis, Missouri
May 31, 2015Rest Easy Dan. You will always be remembered in our community.~ Tis McHugh
May 31, 2015Dan was the first person I met/saw when I came to WNI. He gave me some very humorous advice.. I think about that often. He will forever be remembered and cherished. Family and friends- I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and comfort until you are reunited with him in Heaven. Lots of love to you all.~ Shirley Gomez, Milton, Florida
May 31, 2015In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.~ Regina Marek, Navarre, Florida
May 30, 2015Please accept my condolences, may the family find comfort @ Issiah 25:8.