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10/15/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Dan Meena

Daniel Joseph Meena, Sr.
(d. 13 Oct 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday.     Dan Meena, Class of 1964, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the age of 65.  He was the brother of    Eva Meena Mina ('56) and    Vickie Meena Millar ('62).

  From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 10/15/11, 9:54 AM - "    Danny Meena":

  Pauline (Wright Perry - '67 - of TN) and I were visiting Pauline's mom this weekend when I picked up the Saturday Daily Press and read where Danny Meena has passed away.  Takes me back to our days at NNHS in the band.  Danny sure could play a mean clarinet.
Hope all is well with you and your family.  I appreciate your letting everyone know about my dad's (  Lawrence Perry) passing (d. 10 Aug 2011).  We certainly hate to give them up, but we all know that he is in a better place now.
Your NNHS 65 friend,
Eddie Perry

   Thank you so much, Eddie. I was reading the Daily Press obituaries at about the same time you were, and was absolutely stunned to find Danny's listing there.

   It was my honor to make your father's Memorial Newsletter; by all accounts he was a fine man.

From the Daily Press - 10/15/11:

               Daniel J. Meena, Sr.



NEWPORT NEWS - Daniel J. Meena Sr., 65, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. He was born in Newport News, Va., and was a lifelong resident.

Dan was a prominent Real Estate Agent on the Peninsula for most of his working years. He also proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. His passions in life were music, fishing, boating, and being with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Meena; and his mother, Rose Michael Meena.


Dan Meena



He is survived by his sisters, Eva Mina and Victoria Millar; his two sons, Joey and John Meena and their respected families. He will also be missed by his extended family in Ohio, Michigan and other parts of the country.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, at the Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, also at the Peninsula Funeral Home with the burial immediately following in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Rizvi and the staff at the VA Hospital in Hampton, Va. The family requests that all contributions and donations be sent to the Boys Club of America.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 15 to October 16, 2011.
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15, 2011

We love you & will miss you, El Cap-a-taan! I will think of you every time I play chess. I will always cherish the times Uncle Charlie, Amy, David, Joey, the Leones, & Mara spent with you in Newport News!

15, 2011
Our condolences to Eva, Vickie, Joey and John. I know how much family means to you all. You will be in our prayers.

15, 2011 
Dan was a great man, full of wonderful stories, neat gadgets and pleasant company. He will be deeply missed!!!

15, 2011

To Danny's Family,

We were sadden to see where Danny had passed away. He was such a good friend in high school and compadre in the NNHS band. We certainly had a lot of good times together. May God give you comfort during this sorrowful time.

Eddie and Pauline Perry

15, 2011 

I only met you once but it was great to have known you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

15, 2011
I had the privilege of knowing and working with Dan for many years.
I'll never forget all the laughs, boat trips and what an upbeat and generous person he was.
He was truly a blessing!

October 15, 2011
To the entire family of Daniel Meena: You're all in our thoughts and prayers and you have our sincerest condolences. Eva, Marwan, Victoria, and Joey and John, we are so sorry for your loss.

~ Rev. and Mrs. T.S. Kyritsis & family, Charlotte, North Carolina

October 15, 2011

Buddy...we love you and are forever grateful! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family always.

~ Christine Outlaw, Norfolk, Virginia

October 15, 2011

Danny's Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences. I have fond memories of Danny at NNHS and remember him as a kind and gentle soul.

~ David Spriggs, NNHS 1964, Norfolk, Virginia

October 15, 2011

Daniel's sweet spirit will remain in our hearts. I am genuinely sorry to hear of this loss for his family. NNHS Class of '64

~ Angie Ray Smith, Hampton, Virginia

October 15, 2011

I'll miss you, dear cousin, and how you loved your "kibbie" but know you're in the presence of the Lord. May the Lord continue to comfort your children and sisters during this time.

~ Marilyn "Shug" Karam, Bear, Delaware

October 16, 2011

Danny's Family,
I want to extend my deepest condolences to you. I just recently renewed and shared a few memories with Danny at Rosalita's Restaurant, our years at NNHS and the memories we shared will always be special, as I know yours will always be with you. Danny was a kind and loving person and I will miss him.

~ Catherine Slusser Hudson, Newport News, Virginia

October 16, 2011

My deepest sympathy goes to the Meena and Karam family for another unfortunate loss so soon. Danny will always be remembered and in our hearts forever. My best to all of you during this sad time.

~ Jennie Easmeil-Alexander, Newport News, Virginia

October 16, 2011

I last saw Danny in the waiting room of a doctor's office in NN. Our conversations picked up where we had last left off talking about family, business, friends but most of all our NNHS Typhoon Band family. I'll miss you, my friend.

~ Linda L. Lane NNHS 64

October 16, 2011


October 16, 2011




   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Meena family and their friends at this time.

   This information is also posted here:

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Trust and Obey

Lyrics by John H. Sammis, 1887
Music by Daniel B. Towner

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
For the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

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