Daniel L. Prehoda, age 64, passed away after a short but valiant fight against COVID-19 on November 25, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona.
He was born in Santa Monica, California on September 23, 1957 and grew up in Burbank, California. In 1975, he proudly followed his father’s footsteps joining the United States Navy and served on the submarine U.S.S. Parche SSN 683. After his discharge, he moved to Arizona to attend business school at Arizona State University. Daniel’s career included 39 years of retail management.
In 2016, Daniel was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and Dementia. While it progressively robbed his ability to communicate, Daniel fought courageously. The unrelenting COVID-19 virus caught hold of him shortly before Thanksgiving. He embodied strength until the very end.
Daniel is survived by his three daughters, Monique Prehoda, Brittany Prehoda and Kelsey Prehoda; and his sister, Mary P. Stewart. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis J. Prehoda, Jr.; mother, Barbara R. Prehoda; and sister, Nancy L. Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297, with a reception following from 5:00-7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Wounded Warrior Project.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you 3 girls during this most difficult time. Your father and Carol set Terry and I up on a blind date 40 years ago. We will forever remember him for this.
Terry and Venus Gaines
Dan was a dear friend for over 35 years. We had so many good times and shared so many laughs together. I will miss my friend, but, will keep Dan close in my heart.
You are a very special part of our family. An Irish saying says you are your father’s daughter. We are thankful your parents did such a fine job with you. If you ever need us you know all of us will be there.