Daniel Filoeto DiSandro
April 25, 1933 - September 21, 2020
Born Providence, Rhode Island to Daniel Anthony DiSandro and Anna Gretchner DiSandro.
Traveled to California at age 10 where his formative school and work years began. His children are Dean DiSandro, Denise Miller, Christopher DiSandro and Lisa Kuhns.
Daniels soul mate, partner and best friend of 44 years Dianah DiSandro with her 2 children
Christopher Wade and Timothy Wade whom Daniel also considered family with love and affection for all the family. Six Grandchildren and 7 great children. Also 3 step grandchildren. All cherished in Daniels heart even though there were those that didn’t get know him.
He was in close contact with his cousin Theresa Lodico age 93 and high school buddies Andy Guffin and Gene Ruckh. Also, the close friends that stayed in touch with love and caring are Arland and Sharon Rose, Russ and Maryann Ballard, and John and Marilyn Alberti. Those that shared time and stories with Daniel made his days worthwhile. There are many other friends not listed by name, but rest assured his caring and compassion showed no bounds.
Daniel lived the rich, full life of a man who knew no limits. He flew airplanes, liked power boating (had several), built race cars and raced in Orange County, California. He climbed mountains, built houses, directed corporations. Not many knew he had a country western band that came in first place in competition. Daniel liked to make pasta sauce, Bar B Que on the grill; he was very at home in the kitchen. At 78 he was setting fence posts and feeling good about it. Daniel reveled in traveling and finding new places, meeting new people, another adventure.
Daniel loved life. He believed in God, gave to the church, and helped those in need when he could. He would never pass by a stranded motorist or ignore a stranger’s plea for help.
Daniel was strong of stature, determined, with a brilliance that left no door unopened, with large hands and warm heart, the major health issues didn’t slow him down. He was a dreamer, a planner, and whatever the project it could always be improved.
All that have known this funny, brilliant soul will feel his missing character in life, but they can always bring to mind the wonderful memories of spending time with one truly unique individual.
He will always have a special place in the hearts of those he has touched.
Please add your memories that we may share in some of the many facets of Daniel.
The poems below are from his personal writings.
The story at the student was one of his favorites which he saved with his writings.
The last page is one of Daniels Daily prayers.
TIMELESS QUOTES BY FILOETO
In speaking words, warm with praise
It’s encouraging others in many ways,
It’s doing the very best you can, with all your tasks, with each and every plan,
It’s silence, when your spoken words would hurt,
It’s politeness and great understanding when your neighbor is curt,
It’s deafness when scandals flow,
It’s offering empathy with our brothers’ woe,
It’s loyalty when duty calls,
It’s unmistakable courage when disaster falls,
It’s patience when the hours are long,
It bounds in our laughter and song,
It’s courage in our silent prayer, It surrounds us in happiness, consoles us in despair,
In all of life and taking nothing less,
These markings afford us true success.
DOES DARKNESS EXIST
The university professor challenged his students with this question.
Did God create everything that exists?
A student bravely replied, “yes, he did!”
“God created everything?” The professor asked. “Yes sir,” the student replied.
The professor answered, “If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then God is evil”.
The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth. Another student raised his hand and said, “Can I ask you a question professor?”.
“Of course”, replied the professor.
The student stood up and asked, “Professor, does cold exist?”
“What kind of question is this? Of course cold exists. Have you never been cold?”
The students snickered at the young man’s question. The young man replied, “In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is, in reality, the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat.”
The student continued, “Professor, does darkness exist?” The professor responded, “of course it does.”
The student replied, “once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newtons prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A small ray of light can break into a wild of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn’t this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present”
Finally, the young man asked the professor, “Sir, does evil exist?”
Now uncertain, the professor responded, “Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.”
To this the student replied, “Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold; a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light”.
The professor sat down.
The young man’s name—Albert Einstein
One Daily Prayer
Saint Francis of Assisi
O Divine Master
Grant that I may not so much
Seek to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that
We are pardoned
It is in dying that
We are born to eternal life.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Daniel Filoeto DiSandro, please visit our floral store.