Westford, VT - Daniel Martin Treadway, Jr., 59, of Westford, Vermont, passed away on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of deceased Daniel M. Treadway, Sr. and Joanne Treadway (née Wu).
Daniel graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA, where he was on the Basketball team and wrote for the school newspaper. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and the University of Vermont. Dan had a great capacity to learn and dove headfirst into many new fields. He worked a variety of past jobs, many of which incorporated his skills in home construction. Daniel was currently employed as an Operating Engineer for the University of Vermont since 2002 and served as Steward for his union.
Daniel was married to Kathleen Treadway (née Stewart) in 1983. He was devoted to his family and considered a sense of community and how to improve the lives of others to be of high importance. Daniel was always interested in learning something new and increasing his education in multiple areas. His interests included history, music, green energy, permaculture, homesteading and self-sufficiency, to name a few. Some of the hobbies he enjoyed were chess, cooking, baking, carpentry, and following sports teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a generous and charismatic man who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Treadway; sister, Iona Treadway; brothers-in-law, Terry Stewart and Scott Groff; sons, Adam, Carl and Nathan Treadway; daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Benjamin O’Handley; grandson, Orion O’Handley; nieces and nephews, Kristina Brown, Kimberly Shirey, Trinity Phillips, Bruce, Logan and Rebecca Groff, and their families; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved pets.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Daniel M. Treadway, Sr. and Joanne Treadway; sister-in-law, Bonnie Groff; niece, Lindsey Phillips; and many of his aunts and uncles.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life memorial service for Dan to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, beginning at 12pm, outdoors at his home in Westford, 1028 Old Stage Road.
Memorial contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to Very Merry Theatre, (www.verymerrytheatre.org), to the Essex Firefighters Association, (www.essexfire.com), or if you wish, you may bring a perennial plant to be included in Dan’s Memorial Garden.