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Daniel Archibald Carmichael Jr.

1918 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Daniel Archibald Carmichael Jr. Obituary
Carmichael Daniel Archibald Carmichael Jr., age 95, of Bexley, died peacefully July 31, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Dan was born in Washington, DC on October 24, 1918 to Tracy (Dunning) and Daniel Archibald Carmichael. Along with his parents, Dan is preceded in death by his wife Patricia. He is survived by children, Tracy (Michael) Rand of Sharon, CT, Dan III (Sally) Carmichael, of Cedarville, MI and Sally Merrick of Dublin; grandsons, Andrew Merrick, John (Lindsay) Merrick, David (Erin) Merrick and Cody (Teresa) Carmichael; and former son-in-law, Dennis Merrick. Graduate of Columbus Academy and Princeton University with honors. Architect for Dan Carmichael and Associates. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Dan enlisted in the Naval Air Corps, where he achieved 13 aerial combat victories. After WWII, he was active in the Naval Reserves serving 2 tours as the commanding officer of a jet fighter squadron and also flying as a Navy acceptance test pilot. Retired at the rank of Captain and was the recipient of the Lone Sailor Award for distinguished service during and after his Navy career. He achieved numerous auto racing championships including the 1995 SCCA Formula Atlantic National Championship for which he received the President's Cup; the State Amateur Golfing Championship; State Senior Golfing championship (twice); and the City Senior Handball championship. Past President of the Athletic Club of Columbus, Columbus Rotary Club, Columbus Council of the Navy League, and Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Member of American Fighter Aces Association, Ohio Military Hall of Fame, Ohio Golf Hall of Fame, City of Columbus Hall of Fame, Columbus Academy Athletic Hall of Fame, and Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 7 at the SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 East State St. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 8, 2014 at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 with Rev. Ann Palmerton officiating. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby, Columbus, OH 43026, in his memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 3, 2014
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