Dana A. Atwood, 42, of Erie, PA, and formerly of Warren, PA, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Born on May 18, 1975 in Warren, PA, he was the son of Bruce A. and Susan Brindis Atwood. Dana was a 1993 graduate of Warren Area High School and later graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and English. While in college, he worked during the summer months at Ekey’s Florist in Warren. He was currently employed as executive director at Goodell Gardens and Homestead in Edinboro. Dana was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, traveling, hiking, skiing, and especially enjoyed fishing with his daughter, Soren. He also enjoyed Formula 1 racing.

Dana is survived by his wife, Noreen Anne Finn, whom he married in 2007; his daughter, Soren Finn, at home; his mother, Susan Brindis Morley of Warren, PA; his father, Bruce A. Atwood and his wife, Catherine Watkins-Atwood, of Warren, PA; his sister, Michelle Miller, and her husband, Stephen, of Warren, PA, and their children, Meredith and Mason Miller of Waterford, PA; step-brothers and sisters though Dana considered them like family, William Watkins, MD, and his wife, Lisa, of N. Wilkesboro, NC, Alex Watkins and his wife, Melinda, of Warren, PA, Vincent Watkins of Bedford, PA, Laurie Sheriff and husband, Rich, of Warren, PA, and Alicia Lyons and husband, Dave, of Oundle, England, John, Jerry, and Jay Morley, Joni Bunk, Jayne Camp, and Jennifer Morley, many aunt and uncles, and several cousins. Dana was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Mildred Brindis, and his paternal grandparents, Edna and Claude Atwood, and his stepfather, John Morley, his uncle David Brindis, and his aunt, Martha Brindis.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from Noon until 2:00pm at which time a funeral service will be conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia, of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place a memorial may do so to Goodell Gardens and Homestead, P. O. Box 156, Edinboro, PA, 16412. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com