In Memory

Daniel "Dan" Carlisle - Class Of 1979

Daniel Dan Carlisle

We are stunned and saddened to share heartbreaking news that Dan Carlisle has passed away.  This was shared on Jan 24th and confirmed by his wife, Jenn, through Facebook.  We will update as additional information is received.

Dan was much beloved by his Fort Hunt family and he will be dearly missed.  RIP Dan.

From Jenn Carlisle's post:

"My heart is shattered today, as I have lost my beautiful husband of 11 years, Daniel Carlisle He is the love of my life, and I will hold him in my heart forever. Details on memorials in Florida and DC to come."


JAN 27, 17 UPDATE:
From Jenn Carlisle 

Services for Daniel Carlisle will be held in the Chapel of The First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, 106 East Church Street, Orlando FL 32801 on Saturday, February 4th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, by using this direct link: To place your donation in his memory, please indicate his name, my name (Jenn Carlisle) and either my email address ( or our home address of 242 Oak Park Place, Casselberry FL 32707. There will also be a service in the DC area soon, after the family has time to recover just a bit.

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from Dan’s friends, and I thank you for all your comments and for the strength of your prayers. For those who have asked, Dan did not have a motorcycle accident, and while we don’t have a specific cause of death, it seems to have been of natural causes. I was blessed and grateful to be the person who found his body, and I will say that there were no signs of a struggle, and that he passed away peacefully. I feel unable to share more details surrounding the event of his death as I am devastated. I am at a loss of how to go on, and I need to be with my grief and try to comprehend how I can possibly continue to exist without this man in my life. I thank you for your support and for respecting my need for privacy regarding any other details.

Dan brought joy into this world, and reading your hundreds of comments have reminded me of that. He could connect with anyone, from presidents of corporations to homeless people, almost instantly. No one was too big or too small for him to talk to as Dan was “always running for mayor.” Always outgoing, he would disappear when we went places, and when he came back, I would ask him if he’d gotten any votes, which of course he had. His laugh was infectious…how could anyone not laugh when he started in with that Carlisle cackle? Close your eyes and listen for just a minute. You’ll hear it. Keep that in your heart, and his life will have had a purpose beyond our comprehension.

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01/26/17 07:46 AM #1    

Mark Harrison (1979)

Shocked and saddened to learn of Dan's passing. Way too young!


01/27/17 11:16 PM #2    

Donald Mark "Donny" Favreau (1978)

It makes me real sad to think, I will never see him again in my lifetime.

01/29/17 02:10 PM #3    

Donald Wells (1979)

This part of the life process is hardest on those who are left behind. Although we are saddened by the loss of companionship of a dear friend or family member we need to be reminded that they are no longer subject to this evil world and are awaiting entrance into a world of pure Love.Dan and I had an uncanny bond because we both lost our brothers "Steve" at an early age through tradgedy. 

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18




01/30/17 07:37 AM #4    

Diane Cope (1979)

It is difficult for those of us left behind when a loved one passess away. I find it a bit harder when someone leaves us early in their life. Dan had an infectious personality, he could walk into a room and in just moments the atmosphere was uplifted.  He seemed to always be smiling and sporting a positive attitude. heaven will shine a littler brighter now. Rest assured that he will live on in all of us whose lives were blessed by his presence. 

01/30/17 07:03 PM #5    

Dawn Wellens (McIntosh) (1979)

such a nice guy with an infectious smile. i remember him. 

01/31/17 12:28 PM #6    

David "Dave" Walker (1979)

Dan has always been a good friend, the type of friend that, even though you have not spoken to in months, or even years, is STILL a friend.

 My company had just flown Dan up from Orlando for an interview in Herndon, we were supposed to have lunch while he was in town, but things got backed up as he was tending to his father and visiting his sister.

In the couple hours that he spent meeting with staff from Churchill Mortgage Corporation, he left an impression that led to the decision to fly him to Nashville for a second interview where our corporate offices are located.

Dan never made that second interview, but the impression that he left on people that he met for such a short duration is testimony to what kind of guy he knew you wanted to have him as a friend 5 minutes after you met him. That is a quality that is rare. My prayers and condolances go out to his family.

Tell the ones you love that you love them. Hug the ones you love when you can. I will miss you Danny

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