Daniel was employed by the City of Vineland Department of Streets & Roads, until his retirement in 2007. He was a graduate of Vineland High School, class of 1968, where he was selected All South Jersey in football. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from Cumberland County College in 1971 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Glassboro State College in 1973. He was an avid sports fan, following the Phillies, Eagles and all Villanova sports teams. He liked to travel and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. He was a loving son and brother, and he especially enjoyed spending the holidays with his family. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Pat Gradia, of Pennsylvania and many cousins and in-laws. Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Evelyn (Grandi) Gradia.