Daniel Ely Changar

Daniel Ely Changar, died October 11, 2012 from Legionnaire’s Disease. Born in St. Louis on September 21, 1966, Changar attended Webster High School and moved to Tampa, Fla. in the early 1990s. An avid rugby player and sports fan, Changar played in St. Louis and Tampa for the Pelican and Rambler rugby teams. His love of sports included offshore diving, football and St. Louis Blues hockey. He was a passionate gourmet and you could find him most nights at the smoker, “que-ing” or preparing some delicious dish. He won two cooking contests in Tampa. He had a sense of adventure and love of life. He was generous and had a special sense of humor that endeared him to his friends. Recently he moved to a small community near Park City Utah, with his friend and loving partner, Connie Cowan. Beloved son of Earl (Jeri) Changar and Ilene (Christian) Eddleman; sibling of Cynthia Gay Changar, Michael David (Sharon) Changar and Amy Tempas; uncle of Danny, Joey, Matt, Patrick, and Antonio. Dan was loved by and enjoyed a close relationship with his partner Connie’s family, including mother Nancy (Burt), sister Chris (Ted) and their daughter Micki. Not least of all, Dan will be missed by Shay, Simon and Gary, his beloved pets. A memorial service by Rabbi Goodman will be held at noon October 28 at Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Home, 5216 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis. Contributions to the donor’s favorite humane society or pet rescue organization.