Dr. John Anthony (Jack) Dante


Jan. 12, 2019 — Dr. John Anthony (Jack) Dante, 85, formerly of Florence, died Jan. 5, 2019, in McMinnville.

Dr. John A. Dante was born in 1933 in San Francisco to parents John Antone Dante and Rea Onita (Street) Dante.

He was raised in Florence, where he graduated high school in 1952. He attended University of Oregon and graduated with a DMD degree from the U of O Dental School in 1959. 

He established his dental office in McMinnville, Ore., where he practiced for 23 years and was a member of the Lions Club. He later opened an office in Florence, where he practiced dentistry for another 10 years.

Following retirement, he and his wife returned to McMinnville where they have lived the past 11 years.

He was a devoted husband to his wife of 63 years, Jeannine (Worthylake) Dante. He was also a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was dearly loved by all. 

He was a man of faith. 

Hunting, fishing and camping with family were among his favorite past times.

Surviving him are his wife; two sons: Jon Dante of Dayton, Ore., and Alan Dante of McMinnville; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held with family members at the historic, pioneer Fir Grove Cemetery in Ada, Ore., south of Florence.

To leave condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.

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