Daniel C. Ensign, age 39, of Claverack died January 27 in Pittsburgh PA at The Presbyterian Hospital after a long illness. He was born June 18th 1972 in Hudson, NY.
Danny is survived by his loving wife of 16 years Shelby J. (VanAlphen) Ensign of Claverack. His Daughter Marissa Mercedes Ensign of Claverack. His father David and Stepmother Barbara Ensign of Claverack. His mother Alice and Stepfather Smokey Schools of Greenport. His mother and father in-law Richard and Brenda VanAlphen of Philmont. Danny was also survived by many step brothers and sisters. Daniel was predeceased by his brother Jason C. Ensign in 1998. Danny worked for many years as a BMW Technician with Capital Cities Imported Cars in Glenmont, NY. Daniel was a past member of the Greenport Pumper Co. #1 where he served as a lieutenant, a member of the Columbia Cruisers Car Club, a former pit crew member for Butchy Irwin, a former race car driver at Lebanon Valley Speed Way. Danny had a passion for race cars and hot rods, and enjoyed going on many vacations with his family. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home 700 Town Hall Drive Greenport, NY on Wednesday February 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10am at the funeral home with Pastor Art Henderson of the Calvery Assembly of God Church in Stottville, NY officiating.