Daniel E. Stephens, 52, of Corning, NY passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2022 at the Guthrie Corning Hospital.\n\nDan was born on June 25, 1969 in Neubruecke, Rheinland-Pfatzm, Germany to Forrest E. and Mida P.(Taft) Stephens.\n\nHe loved with his whole heart and soul. Dan may have been blunt, but his words were honest and full of love and care. He was passionate and was looking forward to making our house a home. Dan had a love for animals, and through his compassion he rescued several dogs in the past several years. He was excited for the path he was on and proud of how far he has come. Dan would have moved mountains for those he loved and was quick to be there when he was needed. His love and passion will be missed by those who truly knew the love he gave. He was one of a kind and rare to find.\n\nDan is survived by his best friend and companion, Sherri Janas of Corning; daughter, Savannah; Sherri's daughters, Carrie and Cassidy, who he cared for as his own; sister, Carey May Stephens of Campbell, NY; brother, Forrest (Lisa) Stephens of Corning; lifelong friend, Christine Gerow; along with numerous friends and family.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Camden.\n\nDan's Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family.\n\nMemorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Make a Difference Rescue of WNY at https://www.madrescueofwny.com/donate.\n\nDan's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.