Daniel C. Field

Daniel C. Field
Dan Field passed away suddenly and peacefully on March 14, 2018, at the age of 80 at his home in Cambria, where he had lived for 31 years. He was born in 1937 in Riverside, Illinois where he spent his early childhood years before moving to Ruxton, Maryland and then to Hinsdale, Illinois where he graduated from Hinsdale Central High in 1955. After moving with the family to Stamford,
Connecticut, he attended Yale University and spent his early career as a disk jockey in rural Connecticut and then in network news in New York City. From there, Dan transitioned to the more creative advertising industry and, like many of the era, became delightfully affected by what is referred to as “the sixties.” He moved to California in 1972 where his wonderful warm-heart flowered into the free spirit that he was to be for the rest of his life. He worked as a freelance associate director in the advertising film industry for many years, before retiring to
focus on family and service to the less fortunate. One of Dan’s lifelong pleasures was music and he was accomplished with the clarinet, saxophone, flute and guitar. He performed at senior centers and nursing homes along with his beloved wife, Sara Blair. He was involved with music ministry at churches, prisons and the California Youth Authority. He totally enjoyed family jam sessions with his children. His colorful style and extraordinary sense of humor were a delight to all.

Dan is survived by his wife, Sara Blair-Field of Cambria, CA; his children: Chris Field of East Windsor, NJ, Greg Field of Palmdale, CA, Connally Field of Crystal Bay, NV, Sarah Rasteiu- Morrow of Yuba City, CA, and Rachel Field of Seattle, WA; his stepchildren: Christine Hogan of Reno, NV, Tracy Field of Lake Tahoe, Ivy Menard Pasternak, Orr Blair Menard and Blair Menard, all of Cambria, CA; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his siblings: Jaque Reed of Montecito, CA, Jean Brewer of Abiquiu, NM; Bob Field (Sandra) of Santa Ynez, CA and Holly Field (Tom) of Ft. Collins, CO. He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Field. A Life Celebration for family and friends will be held at 11:00 am, Sunday, March 25th, at Hearst San Simeon Beach State Park.

Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Mar. 22, 2018