Daniel McGarvey

Obituary of Daniel Joseph McGarvey

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Age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 22, 2023.  Dan was born in Jamestown ND and grew up in Jamestown and Fargo ND.  He was the son of Flora Nagel McGarvey of Fargo ND and the late Richard McGarvey.  Dan was also predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Dronen.  In addition to his mother Dan is survived by his wife Jeanne Wild McGarvey; stepson Ryan Pendleton of Pine City NY, with daughter McKenzie Pendleton and stepson Devon (Karly) Youngblood; stepson Dan Pendleton of Pine City NY with wife Tina and their son Zackery Pendleton; great granddaughter Fayetta and great grandbaby Youngblood who is due in June of 2024.  Also surviving are sisters, Barbara (Ron) Larson of Alexandria MN, Rose (John) Skroch of Courtenay ND, and Mary Dissette of West Fargo ND; brother David (Jodi) McGarvey Big Lake MN; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.           

Dan was a graduate of Shanley High School, located in Fargo ND.  He attended North Dakota State University and went on to Minnesota State University – Moorhead in Moorhead MN where he received his BS in accounting.  Dan started his working career as an auditor with the accounting firm KPMG.  Most of his career was in the insurance field.  He was Vice President, Treasurer, Comptroller for United Southern Assurance Co. in Melbourne FL, …  CFO, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Associated Industries Insurance Services of Boca Raton FL  … Senior Vice President, CFO & Treasurer for MEMIC of Portland ME from where he retired.  His career designations included being a Uniform Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and an Associate of Insurance Accounting & Finance.    He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CPCU Society. 

Dan and his longtime friend, Roger Ceynowa, had a running 40-year back and forth single gift exchange.  It was an unopened Barry Manilow cassette tape that was always wrapped or hidden in a conspicuous way that would be sent during Christmas time or for one of their birthdays.  Dan was an avid reader who would read anything that was in front of him and was particularly fond of Stephen King novels.  He loved bonfires, cigars, sitting on any beach, and golf.  He had a goal of golfing in all 50 states which he strived to complete before his father’s passing…and he did.   Dan was always willing to help anyone in need. Above all Dan’s greatest joy was his family and the time spent with them, he will forever be loved and missed.  As per his request there will be no services.  Those wishing may remember Dan with a gift to Toys for Tots, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or Shanley High School, Fargo ND.  

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Daniel McGarvey

1960 - 2023

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