July 17, 2020
Source: Electronics Representatives Association
ERA is saddened to report the passing of Pat D’Anna , a true sales professional, on June 27, 2020. He was 80.
Pat spent 48 years in the electronics industry in his beloved home state of Michigan. His tenure included positions at Intel, Arrow, and finally as a manufacturers’ representative with Catalyst Sales, where he worked for the past 11 years before retiring in January 2020. Pat was highly respected and trusted by his principals, customers, and distributors. He was consistently a top performer and always pushed himself to be the best. When Pat encountered a roadblock, he never hesitated to call on his teammates for help. Pat’s success and contributions to this industry mirrored his contributions to his family, friends and church. His positive attitude, dedication to mentoring and guiding the young, and ability to tell a story will be truly missed.
A beloved father of Gina (Billy) Pauley. Loving grandfather of Brianna, Sophia and Rose Patrick and step-grandfather of Sydni and Selene Pauley. Dearest brother of Tony (Geri) D’Anna, Tina (the late Jim) Hoch and his sister-in-law Clarlene D’Anna. Dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A dear friend to many. Pat was proceeded in death by his parents Bill and Frances D’Anna and his brother Joseph D’Anna.
Donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project – https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.