Daniel was born in Chicago on March 28, 1942 to Joseph and Valeria Valintis. Dan, his brother Joe and his cousins Judy and Kathi were raised in the apartment above their Aunt Sophie's tavern in Cicero. He met the love of his life, Lynn, when he was 17 and she was 15. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 8, 2014.
Dan loved fishing and gambling and his family, most of all. He loved his children Michelle, Daniella and Joe. His beloved grandchildren are Kyle, Danny, Brody, Jack, Lana and Ben. Dan was blessed to have a best friend, John Rogers.
Dan passed away on July 21, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Relay For Life of Brentwood