Daniel J. Farrell, 61, of Fairport, NY, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Son of the late Thomas F. Farrell and Marilyn Farrell Muir, Dan was born June 1, 1958, in Troy, NY. A graduate of Auburn High School, Dan earned an AA from Auburn Community College and a BA from R.I.T. College of Hotel and Tourist Industries Management earning the prestigious Margaret Sarah Gilliam Award in 2013 for outstanding Alumni Achievement. Dan had over 25 years of distinguished management experience as a General Manager/COO of several prestigious golf clubs including Innis Arden Golf Club, Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, The Edison Club and the Cavalry Club. Most recently in 2013, Dan led the 95th PGA Championship as the host manager and member of the 2013 Championship Golf Management Panel and Executive Committee. Dan continued in the industry as an Executive Search Professional for GSI Executive Search. Dan was an active member of the Club Managers Association of America and earned the distinction of CCM. Most fulfilling to Dan was being a mentor. He thoroughly enjoying sharing his knowledge among others while being a mentor and guest speaker at Florida State University Dedman College of Hospitality Management, RIT and countless industry professionals. Dan was inducted into the Club Managers Association Hall of Fame, was an Advisory Board member for the Schenectady County Community College’s culinary and hospitality management program, Kansas State University and Adirondack Community College’s hospitality programs. Dan leaves behind his loving wife of 28 years, Kim (Weske) Farrell, beloved son Thomas, his mother Marilyn Muir, brother Stephen (Marie), sister Nancy (Tom) Hussey, sister in law Megan Whaley, several nephews, cousins, a uncle and his faithful companion, Pepper. He was predeceased by his father Thomas F. Farrell and his mother and father in-law, Shirley and Fred Weske. Calling hours will be held at 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 2, at White Chapel Funeral Home of Auburn, NY. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Monday, February 3 at 11 a.m in Auburn, NY. Donations in lieu of flowers, in Dan’s memory, may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council #15917, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport, NY 14450.
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