J. Daniel Calabrese III, 58, of Statesville, N.C., passed way unexpectedly on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1962, to the late James D. Calabrese II and the late Mavis Surface Calabrese in Statesville.

Danny graduated from Iredell County schools and Mitchell Community College. He was employed by Kontane Logistics in Statesville and considered them family. Danny was a lifelong member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville. He was a retired, but a longtime fireman with the Wayside Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter, especially in his beloved West Virginia, and loved to fish in the West Virginia and North Carolina mountains.

Danny was predeceased by his grandparents, P.H. and Daisy Wickline Surface of West Virginia, the late Eva Torquato Calabrese of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Statesville, and the late James Daniel Calabrese of Pittsburgh, Pa.

He is survived by his sister, Susan Calabrese Wise; his nieces, Beth Harris and husband Joey, and Emily Wise; and his great nephew, Sam Harris. Also surviving are beloved family members from Georgia, Virginia, Florida, West Virginia and Arizona. Danny also had many, many friends that meant the world to him.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rajkumar Joshi and Dr. James Bradford for not only providing outstanding medical care, but the care they exhibited after his death. We will be forever grateful for them.

Due to Covid-19, no services are scheduled.

Those who wish to remember him may make memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, either online or to 501 St, Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Lake Norman Humane, 2106 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

2 thoughts on “J. Daniel Calabrese III

  1. Jeff Edwards says:

    I remember Danny and a few hunting trips we had together. He was a great guy, a great friend, and the most even tempered person I have ever know. RIP Danny.

  2. Barbara Gillon says:

    Danny was a great guy. He was also a neighbor for 21 years. I’ve always thought a lot of his entire family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him.

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