Daniels Wyman McLean. Born April 5, 1925, Berkeley, CA. Died February 27, 2014, Renton, WA. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Lawrence McLean and his mother, Florence Daniels McLean. Daniels is survived by his loving wife and 32 year companion, Patti Highland; sons, Daniels Jr., Jason, and Samuel, daughter, Joan Paal-Fridley; brother, Herbert Evans; and grandchildren, Olivia McLean, Alexandra McLean, Olive McLean, Jasper McLean, Nicholas McLean, Amy McLean, Meghan Fridley, and Vanessa Fridley. As a WWII veteran, he proudly served as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot flying combat missions in the Pacific theater. Honorably discharged. Subsequent career as an airline pilot, he flew worldwide missions, which were highlighted by the repatriation of Yemenite Jews to Tel Aviv, Israel as part of Alaska Airlines Operation Magic Carpet in 1949. He was the navigator of Alaska's first flight to cross the North Pole in 1951. 1964, Honors graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Law. His law career included District Magistrate, Kodiak, AK, Juvenile Court Judge, Anchorage, AK, Deputy Commissioner of Health, Education, & Welfare, Juneau, AK, Family Court Referee, Hennepin County, MN. He was a very kind man and an avid lover of the outdoor world including wildlife preservation. Memorial service and luncheon to be held Tuesday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave., Renton, WA. Private interment will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Luke's Episcopal Church would be welcome.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2014