Born in Mt. Vernon New York to Carmine and Ida (Eletto) Petrillo. Soon after Dan was born, the young family moved to Peekskill, NY where they settled in Continental Village.
Dan graduated from Lakeland High school in 1970 and immediately joined the Air Force, in which he had a 25 year career and retired as Major. During his service, Dan lived in many locations across the U.S., S. Korea and Japan. After retiring, Dan and his son Sean settled in Tucson AZ to be near his family. He started a second career as a Sales Director at Chapman Honda whose employees soon became his second family.
Dan is survived by his son Sean, brother Jim (Laura) Petrillo, Sister-in-law Theresa Petrillo, Niece Renee (Jaime) Abril, Nephew Robbie (Jessie) Petrillo, Grand Nieces, Aunts and many cousins. Dan is predeceased by his parents and brother Pat Petrillo.