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Daniel A. Dupre

Obituary for Daniel A. Dupre

August 24, 1939 - November 18, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 78

Daniel and Diana lived life to the fullest ...

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Daniel A. Dupré, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Throughout his life, Daniel lived his life by the mantra "To thine own self be true."

Daniel was born on August 24, 1939 to Daniel Joseph Dupré and Lucile Minton Dupré in Delavan, WI. He had the pleasure of telling his children that in Delavan he had to walk to school 5 miles uphill in the snow and walk back home up that very same hill. Upon the passing of his father, Daniel moved to Dallas to attend Jesuit High School where he participated in multiple sports. He was known to his basketball teammates as "Swish" Dupré. After graduating high school, Daniel attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. It was while he was in San Antonio that he met the love of his life, Diana Stenger. It was a love that resulted in a marriage lasting 45 years.

Newly married, he began his career with the Dallas Chamber of Commerce which allowed him to travel extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America. While traveling broadly in Latin America, and having married a Languages Major, Daniel became fluent in Spanish. His journeys even included an opportunity to get in a bull ring in Mexico as a toreador. Always one to participate, "the gringo" readily accepted the challenge. His life brought him back to San Antonio where his enthusiasm for sports presented him a chance to coach and teach at Central Catholic High School. While coaching, he met a man who would present a new opportunity for Daniel inviting him to become a stockbroker. Looking toward the future, he joined the firm Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. in 1968 as a stockbroker and financial advisor and never looked back. It was a career that spanned 46 years with many accolades and recognition along the way until his retirement in 2014.

With his wife, Diana, he became very active in the community sitting on various boards and chairing many worthwhile causes. One of the causes near and dear to his heart was keeping the doors of St. Anthony Elementary School, where his children attended, open. He succeeded and St. Anthony Elementary thrives to this day.

Daniel and Diana lived life to the fullest always giving of themselves and always the last ones on the dance floor. Whether you knew him as Swish, Daniel, Tony, DanTony, Popo or Dapper Dan, he always had a smile on his face and was quick with a joke. Not to mention, he was usually the best dressed in the room.

Daniel is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel & Lucile Dupré, his beloved Diana, and niece Carissa Meritz. He is survived by his son, Eric and wife, Priscilla; daughter Sabrina and partner Ashley Kolodner; grandsons Evan and Dylan; granddaughter Luna Diana; sister Dion Dupré Escher; brothers-in-law Earl Stenger-Castro and Frank Stenger-Castro; sister-in-law Patricia Meritz; nieces Debbie Walker and husband, Rodney, Gianna Fertitta and husband, Manny, Martina Meritz and husband, Vince; nephews Daniel Hightower, Joseph Fertitta, Jr. and Darren Meritz; and many other loving family members and friends. The family would like to thank friend and caregiver, Irma Torres, for the love, caring and compassion she bestowed upon Daniel. The family would also like to thank Dr. Heberto Garza and the wonderful staff of the Northeast Baptist Hospital SICU and MSU departments for their care and comfort imparted upon Daniel during his final days.

The family will have a private burial service. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association in the name of Daniel Dupré ~ Alzheimer's Association, San Antonio & South Texas Chapter, Mac 37 Building, 10223 MacAllister Freeway, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78216 or Donate online at www.alz.org/sanantonio

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  • Alzheimer's Association, San Antonio & South Texas Chapter, Mac 37 Building, 10223 MacAllister Freeway, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78216 or online at www.alz.org/sanantonio

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