Daniel Johnathan Dill left us too soon on August 2nd , 2022 at the age of 20 years.
He was born on April 7th 2002 in Belleville, Illinois. He is survived by his loving parents Christopher Dill and Lori Dill, sister Alyssa Dill-Sapitan, brother-in-law Greyson Dill-Sapitan, nephew Everett Dill-Sapitan, grandparents Roy and Minnie Dill of Illinois and Carl and Mary Mora of California.
Daniel excelled as an athlete, a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend. He loved playing baseball and his passion was met with great ability to play the field. When he was not at the gym, he loved to spend time with his friends and family along with riding his motorcycle.
A gathering will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 on August 12th 2022 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM.
Friends ask that if you are able, please bring a dish to share.
Daniel… man do I miss having you around on the baseball field. You always knew the right plays at the right time. You were an awesome player but an even better person. I wish I could go back to all stars and traveling and all the games we played in the hotel room. Sending prayers to your family and I know you will be making jokes and having that contagious smile and laugh going up there in heaven. Miss you Double D.
i wish i knew what to say exactly. he was my best friend and even if i wasnt his, he made me feel like i was and i couldnt be more grateful for the time i got to know and spend with you. and im so thankful to God that he let me see you again so we could close the gap and hug once more. know you’re loved.
Photo of Daniel with Donald Dungee, teammates on Landstown High School Baseball Team.
Daniel, Donald and I were talking a few days ago and from both of our perspectives, you had such a wonderful energy on the baseball field. Your passion for the game was evident. Your smile was infectious, and your acumen for the game was ahead of your time. You are loved and you are already missed. Let your smile shine down on your family and friends.
i’m so glad I was able to know Daniel and have him as a good friend of mine in high school. We’d always poke at each other at lunch and talk about sports. Even though I didn’t talk to him too much after graduation, I will still remember all of the great memories we shared in high school. Miss you dill, you won’t be forgotten. My condolences to the family, you lost such an amazing person and I wish you all the best.
I don’t believe I ever met him but maybe once at Base Portsmouth. However, knowing his dad and how fond and loving he spoke about his family I know he was all the great things I have read about him. My deepest condolences to this wonderful family.
i’ve been trying to find the words to say for so long… every person on here has described him perfectly. i met him the first day of freshman year and we instantly clicked in spanish class. he knew just what to say to take the nerves of the first day at a new school away. he always knew what to say if anyone was feeling down or just needed a friend. he was my first boyfriend and my first homecoming date. while we may have lost touch throughout the years, he has always had a place in my heart and forever will. i love you dill pickle.
love, duch 99
I love double DD, our youngest Grandson, now with Jesus and Grandmother Mora, G-Grandmother Williams and many more family members who have graduated from this earth’s tests to a much higher hollier life and schooling. Daniel was much more than a great baseball player. He was an intelligent gentle spirit that enjoyed his family, friends and life. We miss you terribly, but know you are with us in our hearts and minds forever. We will physically hug you again when we graduate earths trials and challenges. Grammy & Grampa Dill
I’ve been trying to think of what to say and have come up with a million things, yet I have no idea where to start. I still can’t wrap my head around this, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to.
Daniel was one of the brightest people I know. He was always so quick to help a friend in need, always so goofy and lit up the room whenever he smiled. He may have been a pain in the ass sometimes, but his heart was always pure and I’ll miss talking to him. I’d give anything right now for him to be a pain in my ass again.
Dilly boy, I love you so, so much. I’m so sorry this happened. I wish I could see you again so I could hug you and tell you face to face how much you mean to me.
What can i say that hasn’t been said already, i met Daniel back in 6th grade and he was the first friend i met in middle school. We remained friends thru high school and the next few years after the fact. He had a contagious energy, one that could bring you up out of the deepest of slumps. He was witty, he always had a punchline, and though they sometimes weren’t the funniest, you couldn’t help but join in as he laughed out loud. 20 years is way too young to be taken from us and i can’t help but regret not laughing out loud with him a few more times before it was his time to go. I pray for your family; your mother’s heart, most of all i pray your beautiful soul has found rest and sanctuary in heaven where it truly belongs. You will be missed Daniel. Love you bro