Dan Kluchinski, 54 of Rocky Hill, NJ passed away on October 16 with his husband at his side after an incredible fight with cancer.
Dan is survived by his husband of 29 years – W. J. "Brad" Bradhering, his parents – Joseph and Florence Kluchinski, his brothers (and sister-in-laws) Dave (Dawn) and Don (Carol) Kluchinski and six nieces and nephews – Joe, Dana, Catherine, Allie, Rachel and Jack.
Dan graduated from Rutgers and Purdue Universities. He spent his career at Rutgers as a professor, Associate Director of Cooperative Extension and Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dan was an outstanding scientist, educator, administrator and mentor, and touched and influenced the lives of so many. He had a thirst for knowledge and derived great joy and satisfaction fromhelping others.
Dan was an avid gardener, photographer, loved the beach and ocean, and traveling with friends. He always put others before himself and was a devoted uncle, friend, mentor and colleague. His positive attitude, kindness, boundless energy and caring nature will be missed by all those who know and love him.
Although his fight with cancer included many challenges, Dan always kept his wonderful smile and sense of humor. His strength, optimism, and passion for life and learning were and will continue to be an inspiration.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be made to the Dan Kluchinski Memorial Scholarship Fund; c/o Matt Weismantel; Senior Director - Office of the Chancellor; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; 96 Davidson Road; Piscataway, NJ 08854-8062. Please make checks out to Rutgers Foundation with "Dan Kluchinski Memorial Scholarship" in the memo.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers - they meant so much to Dan.