--- Issued February 1, 2018

Former HACE Executive Director Dan Roessner, 69, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.


Dan worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Erie for 18 years,  first as Deputy Director, and then as Executive Director, retiring on May 1, 2017.

Prior to that, Dan was Executive Director of the Oil City Housing Authority for 25 years. He was very well respected there and was a leader in the world of providing affordable housing to those in need.

Dan was a friend to all of us and loved his time at the Housing Authority. Everyone who encountered Dan has a personal story to tell including many of our residents, both younger and older.

He loved participating in our youth fishing and golf program; he loved to banter with HACE senior residents and playing Thursday night bingo; he was generous to residents and employees in ways that he would never talk about nor want recognition for.

If there was a Housing Authority event scheduled, Dan was the first to volunteer for it and make sure that everyone had a great time.

He was our friend.  We shall miss him greatly.