Cardillo was a compassionate young man with a true
love of life and its possibilities. Dan was a
Junior Olympic skier, an avid fisherman, a serious
student, a gifted artist, and an exceptionally kind
human being. He lived life fully and attacked
all of his challenges with a passion that has become
Dan had an effortlessly positive outlook
on life. He awoke every morning
ready to love, laugh, and learn.
He was never content to simply strive
for his own personal goals, but also
encouraged others to achieve their
personal best. Dan's enthusiasm,
grace, and kindness continue to inspire
those who were lucky enough to have met
him, and those who have come to know his
At the Junior Olympics, Whiteface Mountain, January 1998.
"The thing I
love most about skiing is that there is always room to improve. I love
the views at the top of the hill, the speed, the turns, the heights, the
friends I've met and the challenges of racing." --Daniel
Taking a break between runs with his
parents, Ken and Paulette, December 1997.
(third from right) with teammates and
coach, Tom Barbeau (left), at the Junior Olympics, Whiteface, January
Goofing with teammates during training
tin Austria, Spring 1998.
(left) at the Barbeau house, his home
away from home during the racing season, December 1998.
Gunstock Mountain, January 1999.
right) with teammates at Gunstock Mountain, January 1998.
With his family,
Headed out of
Casco Bay on his uncle's tuna fishing boat, Summer 1998.
With his father
and brothers, December 1998.
(second from right) celebrating his 11th birthday
with his friends, May 31, 1995.
Returning with the day's catch: a 480
pound tuna, Summer 1998.