Ocracoke lost a friend and neighbor last week. Danny Gaskill, only 42 years old, died suddenly at home. Everyone agreed that Danny was a wonderful person. He loved to hunt and fish, and was happiest when he was out on the water or in a field on the mainland, often with family and friends.
The church was packed this afternoon as folks came to pay their respects. Afterwards at his home different people remembered Danny's good nature, his winning smile, his witty sense of humor, his love of history, and the especially close bonds he had with his wife, Cindy, and their two children, Katelynn and Crissy, and with his mother & father, Alda Van & Bill.
If you are a visitor to the island you may have known Danny as the face behind the seafood counter at Dolphin Cove on Highway 12.
We will all miss Danny.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's a history of Ocracoke's historic Howard Street.