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Dan Raymond Marlow

January 9, 1939 — January 7, 2023

Mount Pleasant

Dan Raymond Marlow

 

Mount Pleasant, SC -Dan Raymond Marlow, 83, died peacefully on January 07, 2023.  Dan enjoyed sixteen years of marriage to the love of his life, Diane, and loved the combined family of many children and grandchildren.

Dan is predeceased by his first wife, Muriel, in 1985, his second wife, Diane, in 2011, and son, Kevin, in 1989.   Though Dan spent many years as a single father, he met Diane and started his second chapter of life.   He is survived by their combined family of her daughters, Wendy Waddle and Christy (Mark) Pernat and his children Mark Marlow, Laura Marlow, Anne (Alex) Beuhring and Lynn (Tom) Van Tiem along with the grandchildren:  Tyler Waddle, Kayla Marlow, Ian Swiedler, Riley Pernat, Kevin Beuhring, Ella Beuhring, Tommy Van Tiem, Evelyn Van Tiem, Joe Van Tiem, Elodie Pernat and Vivian Van Tiem.  The children and grandchildren brought him endless joy and were the center of his life.

Dan spent his childhood growing up in the Midwest and those years shaped his personality to become the kind, hardworking, genuine man that he remained.   He would proudly tell you that he was his mother’s pride and joy and he embraced those simpler times.   However, when a mischievous glint showed up in his eyes, you knew you were about to get a great story about his adventures of putting little cherry bombs somewhere fun or pranking his teachers, knowing he might face a paddle for it, but also fully committed to the fact that it would be worth it.

Dan graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Electrical Engineering and joined the Navy to serve as a communications officer, encrypting and decrypting messages to and from Washington DC prior to the Vietnam War.  He served on the USS Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier and enjoyed his years of seeing the world.   After his discharge, Dan moved to Arizona to obtain his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.   He spent the following years working in crystal technology and raising a family of five children.  In 1984, the family relocated to South Carolina where Dan attended and graduated from University of South Carolina Law School.  He spent his career at the state government using both skill sets, managing hundreds of employees and ensuring safety of government facilities.

Dan was well known for his intellect and was proud of his membership in MENSA.   You would rarely find him without a book in his hand and he was an endless source of information on topics far and wide.   He spent years of his life studying the Bible, reading and researching and even writing his own papers on the New Testament.  He also dug into Civil War history for years.  There was always something to learn, something to research and something to discover.   This quest for knowledge and his can-do attitude led Dan to become a jack of all trades.   His biggest labor of love was building every square inch of the giant house of his and Diane’s dreams.  He also built his own truck camper for family road trips, delivered his two youngest children at home and taught the children math and science as part of their home school curriculum. He even tried his hand at some at-home veterinary work because we had so many animals.  He had some hilariously failed projects that the kids would tease him about.  For better of worse, the man would try anything.   As a single dad, he gave his daughters the classic 1980’s poodle perms and that activity fell squarely outside of his realm of expertise.  All photos have been destroyed. 

Dan was funny and charming and kind.  He was smart and strong and steady.   In his later years, he was content to be home and spend time in his recliner.  He loved to watch Jeopardy and tennis.  He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren.   He will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know and love him.  

A private ceremony will be held for Dan on January 21, 2023, at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry, Mt. Pleasant, SC, at 2PM.   The family will receive visitors at 1019 Scotland Drive Mount Pleasant, SC, after the service from 3-5PM.   The family requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.

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