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Daniel Leon Kestella

Daniel Leon Kestella, age 88, passed away Friday, May 24,2019, at OSU Hospice of Ohio. He was born in Columbus, on March 27, 1931, to John and Janice Kestella. He was preceded in death by his parents; and half brother. Joseph Kestella.

Following his graduation from South High School, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951. He married Bonnie Saunders on July 26, 1955, in Indiana.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, the love of his life; half brothers, Alex of Westerville and Lou (Tina) Kestella of Dublin; and half sister Connie (Gene) Morrison of Michigan.

Dan worked at Westinghouse until it closed, Cardinal Builders and Columbus Auto Auction. He attended Franklin University in the evenings earning a bachelor’s degree. Dan will be missed by Baby Girl, his constant canine companion; many Florida snowbird friends from Rhode Island, Canada and Columbus and around Buckeye Lake. He completely gutted his house at Buckeye Lake on the water and rehabbed it into a lovely home. Dan and his wife hosted many friends on the deck, especially on holidays during athe summer, where he could captain his pontoon boat around the lake. He enjoyed talking with his many friends, had a good sense of humor, and never met a stranger. He also loved to work with stained glass. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio where funeral service will follow. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Best Friends Veterinary Clinic, 275 W. Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio 43065; American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017 or a charity of your choice. To view on-line video and sign the register, visit

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