A longtime local athlete who served as a Pop Warner coach in his later years, Daniel Logue was a lifelong San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan remembered for his sense of humor and kindness.
Logue, who also worked as the chief building inspector for the city of Rohnert Park, died March 30 after a bout with colon cancer. He was 81.
"He had a great sense of humor and he loved planning family holiday celebrations and family trips," said his son, Terry Logue.
Logue was born in Turlock on July 15, 1931, to William Logue and Ruth Kern. Originally managers in the pharmaceutical industry, Logue's parents later opened up a Sebastopol chicken farm.
Logue spent his initial childhood years growing up in Merced County before moving with his family to Sebastopol in 1943.
At Analy High School, he competed in both football and track & field, graduating in 1949. Logue continued his football career at Santa Rosa Junior College, playing as a defensive tackle on the 1949 and 1950 Bear Cub teams.
While at SRJC, Logue also served as sports editor for SRJC's student newspaper, The Oak Leaf. He transferred to the University of Nevada-Reno in 1951, playing one season of football until the school dropped the program for the following season.
The loss of football prompted Logue in 1951 to leave school and enlist in the U.S. Navy, where he served for three years.
"He was very patriotic," said Logue's daughter, Kathleen Beltz. "He loved Fourth of July and John Phillips Souza."
After receiving an honorable discharge in 1953, Logue returned to school to finish his degree at San Francisco State University. He received a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in classical music appreciation.