Daniel Ketcham

Daniel Ketcham, 44, of Douglassville, Pennsylvania passed away on May 30th, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his parents Jonathan and Deline (Imes) Ketcham, his children with former spouse Vicki Ketcham, Christopher, Alexander and Elizabeth, his sisters Sara Ketcham and Kate (Jeremy) Floyd, his nephew Dylan Ketcham and his Mom Mom Betty Imes. He also leaves behind many family and friends who loved him dearly.
Born on February 26th, 1980 Dan was a shining light and joy to his family from the very beginning. Known for his protective nature, he always watched over his sisters, cousin, friends and even strangers when needed. He was a graduate of Daniel Boone High School class of 1998. Dan was an avid sports fan, he especially loved the Dallas Cowboys but would route for anyone against the Eagles. He played football himself from Mighty Mites until he graduated high school. He loved music and Pink Floyd was at the top of his playlist. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and friends, and a really good laugh. Despite his large stature and seemingly intimidating persona, those who knew him recognized a gentle giant who would never intentionally harm anyone. His smile and charismatic charm always attracted others’ attention, yet his calm humility would make them feel special to be receiving his.
Dan spent many years helping to build and maintain his family’s business in the Outdoor Amusement industry where he traveled the country but in recent years he chose to stay closer to home to spend time with his children.
He was a devoted father and would be certain to structure his time around his children. He found immense joy in spending time with them and whether it was talking about the latest video games they were playing, or just making fun of each other, he couldn’t wait for their conversations at their Friday Night Dinners. He was mostly a quiet man but one mention of his kids and Dan would light up with pride as he would passionately speak about their latest outing or their new running joke.
Dan’s passing leaves an immense void and he will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him. This world often didn’t deserve the grace and compassion he so willingly gave it. His legacy of kindness, love and devotion to his family and friends will continue to inspire those he has left behind.
A memorial service will be held on June 6th, 2024 at Dengler Funeral Home 144 N. Spruce St Birdsboro, PA 19508. The family will receive visitors from 3:30 PM to 5:30PM with the service immediately following. A celebration of Dan’s life will be held that evening. The family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 in Dan’s honor.