Daniel William LaPlaca, age 40, of Union, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.\nBorn in Elizabeth, N.J. on June 30, 1980, he was the son of Daniel J. LaPlaca of Union, N.J. and the son of Laura Kornak and stepson of Stanley J. Kornak of Upper Black Eddy, Pa.\nHe was employed by Young Advertising Incorporated. Daniel was known for being an avid Eagles football fan. Along with his love of football, basketball and wrestling he was an animal lover and especially cats. Dan was known to his family and friends as a funny, caring and friendly man.\nHe is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Kornak. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.\nHe was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Daniel LaPlaca and Elvira LaPlaca. He was predeceased by his grandmother Ethel Vesper.\nMemorial contributions may be made to Tabby's Place, 1100 US-202, Ringoes, NJ 08551.