Dane Andrew Popowich, born June 2nd, 1965 in Hawaii, passed away July 23, 2005 in San Antonio. Dane graduated from Clark High School and the University of Texas, San Antonio. The son of a Naval Commander, Dane was able to travel the world; he proudly served his country in the Navy as well. A Renaissance Man of endless talent, natural wit and common sense, Dane enjoyed spending time with his 'brothers' and friends. With his opinions and superb memory, Dane could talk endlessly about history and politics. He loved to compose music and lyrics with one of his best friends, Randy Reynolds. Dane leaves his mark and memory on many minds and the world is better because of him and emptier without him. Dane is survived by his wife, Kristin; parents, Jacqueline and Clyde(Mike) Popowich; sister, Michele and husband, Brian Sorenson; brother, Dave Popowich and wife, Holly; niece, Alyssa and nephews, Dan, Christian and Andrew. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for Children of Military Heroes, 22570 Markey Court, Suite 240, Dulles, VA. 20166, or go to www.freedomalliance.org. Their number is 800-475-6620. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Saturday, October 15th at Community Bible Church. To leave a note for the family, go to meadowlawn.net and Select Obituaries.

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  1. Kristin our hearts and prayers are with you. Remember, God is always with you especially in times of need.

  2. Kristin, Mom & Dad: We are missing Dane immensely, and had planned to spend much time with him during our visit to Texas this summer. So his spirit now lives on in our memories. We have wrapped both Kristin and Dane in our hearts, and our extended families as well. Love to you all, Michele Brian and the Boys

  3. It is so very sad to hear of Dane’s passing. As you comfort each other, please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many members of the SSFCU family. I offer my sincere condolences to all Dane’s family.

  4. Kristin my thoughts are with you and my prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please call. Shirley Arnold

  5. Kristin, You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything Pat and I can do for you and your family please let me know. Pat and Cindy Moran

  6. Kristin, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jackie

  7. Kristen, my heart is broken for you and what you are going through right now. Just know that I am thinking of you and praying for you as you struggle through these next months.

  8. Kristin, please accept my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Mike, Jackie and Family – We are greatly saddened to hear of Dane’s passing (our familes challenges with Eric’s illnes brings your loss closer to home). Dane is home with Jesus and our prayers are with you all. Love, Cindy and George

  10. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family… I pray that GOD will bless and keep you, especially in times like this. Stay close to the Lord, for he will comfort you. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

  11. Kristin, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. God Bless. Debra and family

  12. May the memories of happiness shared and the assurance that Dane is in the loving arms of our Lord sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. (I made a contribution to the Freedom Alliance in honor of Dane (online). There wasn’t a place to indicate that mine was a memorial gift.)

  13. May the memories of happiness shared and the assurance that Dane is in the loving arms of our Lord sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. (I made a contribution to the Freedom Alliance in honor of Dane -online. I just wanted you to know since there wasn’t a place to indicate that mine was a memorial gift.)

  14. Kristin, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. I am so sorry about your loss and only want your pain to get easier with each passing day. I am here for you if you need anything.

  15. Kristen, We are so very sorry. We can’t imagine what you are going through. Please know we are praying for you and your family.

  16. Dear Kristin, Jackie, Mike, Michele, Brian, Dave and Holly – please know that our hearts ache for you, and that Dane is in our prayers. Maybe the following will offer some comfort. Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and your are you, the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. With Love, Peg and Don

  17. Kristin, My condolences go out to you and your family. May God bless you and give you strengh during this difficult time. Let me know if I can do anything for you.

  18. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I know this is a difficult time for you, but God will help see you through all your trials and tribulations. You and your family are in my prayers.

  19. I really don’t know what to say except that we share your sorrow, and will miss Dane terribly. I had only communicated via email since highschool but his wit and constant political commentary were always a welcome respite from the usual junk in the inbox. Our love and blessings to all of you. Hal, Jennifer and Brie Diggs

  20. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband. I pray that fond memories will keep him in your heart always.

  21. Kristin– My condolences to you and Dane’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you.

  22. Kristin, Our condolences to you and Dane’s family. You are in our hearts and prayers. May God bless you and give you the stregnth to cope with your loss. Sincerely, Juan and Connie

  23. Kristin, I know how hard it is to lose a husband. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through. I know it doesn’t seem like it right now but the pain does go away and the good memories stay. Kevin and I are right next door if you need anything. I am here to listen any time you want. Kevin is available for any household emergencies that may come up. Pam and Kevin Dooley

  24. Kristin, John and I are so devastated to hear of Dane’s passing. You know how much he meant to John, and our time together in SA was really special, especially to me. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through, but John and I are here for you if you need us. Dane was such a special person in this world and all that knew him knows that in certainty. We spent the evening telling ‘Dane’ stories and cried (and laughed) alot. We will forever miss his wit and laughter. John thinks he should have been ‘the mad professor’; convincing students of his point, right or wrong! Our hearts are with you and your families. He was one in a million, that is for sure. I’m glad our lives intersected – we are better for it. Call us anytime – 916-213-3064. Stay stong, Love, Cate and John

  25. Kristin, My deepest condolences go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. You have given me encouragement and hope when I needed it most and I want you to know that I am here for you if you ever need anything. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Kristin, My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. May the Lord of ALL creation comfort you and your family in this time of loss. Know that He is with you always, never turn away from Him. We are here and are praying for you Kristin. Love Joe, Teresa & Darby

  28. Krisitn, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

  29. Kristin, I only recently became aware of you and your families loss.I know at this difficult time in your life, you need your family and friends the most. You know you always have that. Everyone loves you and is thinking and praying for you. I have always thought of you as a very special person, and I know that god is watching over you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love Wende

  30. To Mrs. Kristin Popowich: May God Bless and keep you and your family. May your spirit be lifted as you cherish all the wonderful memories of Dane. It was a privilege to know him.

  31. Jackie and Mike, my deepest and sincerest condolences on the death of Dane. May the Good Lord bless you and your family and give you strength during this difficult time.

  32. Jackie and Mike, my deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of your son, Dane. I just recently became of aware and wanted to tell you that you and your family are in my prayers. May the Good Lord bless you and your family and give you strength during this difficult time.

  33. Dane was and will always be my best friend, through out time and countless lifetimes , I think of you daily my friend and always will, we had some of the best time of our young adult lives and the only other person I would see when I returned back to the states, I will forever hold you dear to my heart and my soul until the day I die then I am coming looking for your ass because we have alot of catching up to do, God Bless you my Best Friend I Love You and always will !! I Miss You !!!! And to the Popawich Family I send my deepest condolences , I am sorry I could not be there for I was half a world apart but only next door with my heart . I send my Love out to you .. God Bless and Be well. Capt Paul King

  34. Dane was a really fine human being and I miss him terribly. We disagreed in major ways politically, but were able to hammer out our differences in a remarkably civil fashion. That’s hard to find and I regret not spending more time with him. My condolences to his family and friends, and I hope it’s some comfort that he’s at peace now. Love ya, Dane.

  35. Randy (Fly) is my best friend in my world and he loved and thought of Dane as a best friend…I am so sorry to hear about this…may God keep you all strong and positive. Love from Randy’s friend(s), , , Tina

  36. My deepest sympathies go out to Dane’s wife, family and his many good friends. I am stunned and deeply saddened to hear of Dane’s passing. Dane and I were good friends in middle school in Alexandria, VA in the late ’70’s. As you might imagine, Dane was one of the most popular people in our class. Unfortunately, we did not keep in touch over the years, but I have thought of him often since I still live near his old house. In recent years, I tried to re-establish contact with Dane but could not find the phone number. It turns out I was using the wrong spelling on the last name. Today I tried a new spelling and reached this memorial web-site. I am crushed by the news. Tonight after work I will walk by the old house on Uhler Terrace and think of my old friend. Dane was a very special person and I’ll remember him always.

  37. I remember Dane as a young teenager. He was so smart…so worldly and intelligent for his age. When I think Dane and his family, I have wonderful memories of giving and loving people. I am SO saddened by your tragic loss. I believe that our loved ones that went before us will be waiting to greet us. Fondly, Pat Clark Szuba

  38. I was a friend of Dane’s while we lived in Saudi Arabia during 1978/79/80. We both attended the international school in Riyadh,and for me it was a very rough transition coming from canada so I had few friends but Dane was the one who really made a difference. Obviously I knew a different Dane from the one you all knew throughout his whole life, and as a successful adult-yet Its nice to know he didnt change and grew up a great guy ,just as he was when we were a couple of teenagers skateboarding and hanging out living in such a different world. I’m not sure what exactly made me finally track Dane down…I often think back to those days so long ago. I was proud to call him my friend way back then and I hope his family will know that he was a very special person then ,just as he was later in life .I guess it truly goes to show you how our positive actions can follow us throughout the years,a legacy I know I will try to aspire to myself. rest well my friend.

  39. I have fond memories of Dane in high school. I found out about Dane’s passing very late through some friends in Texas, and only just found his memorial web site. We have sent up many prayers for you and your family. God bless.

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