In Memoriam: Thomas “Dan” Cheshire Jr.
Thomas “Dan” Cheshire Jr., 42, was born on October 5, 1980, in the small town of Bishop, California to Thomas and Karen Cheshire. His early life was full of enthusiasm for the trade of butchery, and he worked as a butcher while still in high school at Manor Market. In 1998, at just 18 years old, Dan graduated from Bishop Union High School and soon afterwards moved to Reno, Nevada where he tried his hand at a short-lived career in construction while continuing to pursue his skills as a meat cutter and butcher.
In 2002 at the age of 22, Dan returned home to Bishop, California where he found his true professional calling as a Journeyman Meat Cutter. His first job as a professional meat cutter was with Joseph’s Bi-Rite Market before taking an offer from Von’s Grocery Supermarket where he eventually finished the remainder of his career until his untimely passing on November 22nd, 2022.
Outside of work, Dan had an avid love for the outdoors that could be seen through his hunting and fishing trips around California and beyond. He spent countless hours chasing quail throughout the valley, camping out in Coyote, crawdad fishing along the riverbanks, and taking hunting trips out to Tule Lake; truly living life to its fullest with every adventure he embarked on. For anyone who knew him personally would know just how much Dan cherished his family by all the stories he shared over time – including memories that will never be forgotten.
Dan is survived by his father and stepmother Thomas and Julie (Gooch) Cheshire along with his mother Karen Cheshire, sister DeAnne Cheshire, brother and sister-in-law, Edua and AngjiCheshire, brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Amy Cheshire, sister and brother-in-law Ellice and Phillip Turner, stepgrandmother Patricia Gooch, Ryan and Jeanne Warbington as well as 9 nieces and nephews, 4 great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents Douglas and Rita Stanek, Edsal and Laurel Cheshire, and stepgrandfather, James Gooch.
Dan will be cremated. His ashes will be buried at East Line Street Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Lodge 151 E. Line Street, at 1:30pm, December 17 th , 2022. All are welcome to come join family and friends celebrate Dan’s life together.
(From Brune Mortuary)