Clasmate Memorial

Daniel Rathsmith - Class Of 1982

In Memory Of

Daniel Rathsmith

April 2, 1968 - September 26, 2016

Daniel Rathsmith, 48, lost his battle with cancer at Saint Francis Medical Center on Sept. 26 with his family by his side. He was born on April 2, 1968 in Red Bank. Danny grew up in Belmar where he became a passionate surfer, fisherman and thrill seeker. From a very young age, Danny was drawn to the ocean, surfing the 16th Avenue break, braving the cold winter waves in pursuit of the perfect wave. Despite the challenges, riptides and turbulence of the ocean and life Danny experienced both the joy and pains that God often throws us all.

As an adult Danny was recognized for his boyhood charm and sense of humor and his craftsmanship as a skilled carpenter. His fine carpentry can be found in many homes throughout the Jersey Shore. 

He was predeceased by his father, William Rathsmith in 2002 and his sister Deborah Ann in 1962. Surviving family includes his devoted mother, Carolyn Rathsmith who was always his guiding light and loved him unconditionally through his suffering; his son Tyler McCurry and his daughters Ryan McCurry and Sydney Rathsmith; his sister and brother-in- law Donna and Tom Degnan and nephew Dylan Degnan; his brother Jack Rathsmith and his brother Michael Rathsmith and his partner Bobby Johnson. He is also survived by Kelly McCurry, Diane Queen and close family friend Paul McLean.

A private memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Sunday. For Online condolences to the Rathsmith family please visit

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