Daniel, the first born, slipped into heaven quietly in his sleep. He was born December 3, 1993 in Watertown, NY to US Army father, Daniel W. VanKirk, Sr. and AnnMarie VanKirk. He started school at Henderson located in Las Vegas, NV. He later moved to Corning, NY where he attended Corning West High and took interest in weight lifting and making many life-long friends. Later in life, Daniel met Danielle his loving fiancé and brought a son, Joseph into our world. Daniel and his father shared countless memories and are known for their "Double D's" tattoos which Daniel W. VanKirk, Jr.'s hands and artwork designed, so the public should now know.
Daniel had a strong Faith and enjoyed reading about the Lord. He would pray with his father often - always remaining his rock and he was the light of his mother's life. Daniel will be remembered as a true friend and a positive influence in helping many friends and loved ones over the years. His greatest joy was playing with and spending quality time with his children.
As he is flying with the Angels and is in peace, those of us here are left with heavy hearts. Daniel is survived by his son, Joseph (1); step-daughter, Beth (2); loving parents: Daniel W. (Amanda) VanKirk, Sr., AnnMarie Berto-Antonio-VanKirk; fiancé and soulmate, Danielle VanCamp; step-siblings: Amber (Dominic), Hailey (Walker), William, Damien A. Jenkins-VanKirk; grandparents: Vickie Baxter, Garry E. VanKirk, Joseph (Donna) Berto, Laurel (Greg) Antonio and Judy Berto; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and many loving friends.
Public calling hours for family and friends will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A memorial service will be held at the Beartown Road Alliance Church, 21 Beartown Road, Painted Post, NY on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm, Pastor David Bretch officiating.
Kind words and memories may be shared at: www.CarpentersFuneralHome.com