Daniel Conti passed away on December 20, 2022, at home in Montgomery Village, Maryland, from a sudden and unexpected heart attack, leaving his friends with huge holes in their hearts.
Dan was born on April 12, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dominick and Margaret Conti. The family moved to New Mexico, where Dan graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque. At the University of New Mexico, Dan studied economics, education and accounting. After working as an economist with the State of New Mexico, he accepted an economist position with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Washington, DC, in 1988. He quickly developed expertise in industry classification, as well as in labor force and compensation statistics, and was a highly regarded trainer in all of these areas. In his spare time, he loved to pet sit, go to the movies, read, visit numerous museums, and keep up with his many friends. He retired in 2015.
Dan had a wide circle of friends from coast to coast with whom he regularly phoned, emailed, and exchanged cards. He never forgot a birthday or holiday and cherished celebrating special occasions with friends. He awed them with his knowledge and appreciation of American history, politics, television and film history, and good food and wine. He had a great sense of humor, a great imagination, a great love of animals. He remembered everything he’d read or seen. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone.
Inurnment took place in Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho, NM. He was predeceased by his parents, his younger brother, John, and his beloved aunt, Marie Feliciano.
Donations in Dan’s memory may be made to an animal shelter, a history museum, or another charity of your choice.