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Info Sheet/Obituary - SGT Daniel "Danny" W. Czepiel

Deceased 17 December 2022


Daniel Walter Czepiel Sr. 1943 - 2022 Agawam Daniel Walter Czepiel Sr., 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday December 17, 2022. He was born in Springfield, MA to the late Walter Frank and Jean Josephine (Ziemba) Czepiel. Daniel served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968 when he was honorably discharged. He was awarded 3 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his acts of bravery. Daniel worked at the U.S. Postal Service as a mail handler for 24 years and retired in 2002. He enjoyed traveling and going to the casino. Daniel is survived by his devoted wife of over 52 years, Mary Anne (Ziemba) Czepiel, his son Daniel Czepiel Jr., daughter Cheryl (Czepiel) Ruta and her husband John, son Shawn Czepiel and his wife Shelley and his grandchildren Jacob Ruta, Noah Czepiel, Michael Ruta, Abigail Czepiel and Madison Czepiel, all of Westfield.

Burial with military honors at the MA Veterans' Memorial Cemetery 1390 Main St, Agawam, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Daniel's name to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104 or St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences please visit

Danny was a proud member of our C Troop before coming to D Troop to recouperate from several combat wounds. He worked in the Motor Pool with Rodger "RD" Clark.

Dwight W. Birdwell: Dan was a great Trooper who served the USA well, with pride, when called to do so. He was a loyal family man, and friend. Good-by, precious friend.