James E. McDaniel

James E. McDaniel

James Edward McDaniel, age 83 of Claymont, DE passed away October 7, 2013 at his residence.

James attended Claymont High School and later earned his business degree from the University of Delaware. As a teen he worked on the Wilson Line out of Wilmington and then traveled the seas as a Merchant Marine. He served his country as a Seabee in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1952 - 1956. He retired from DuPont in 1992 where he worked as a refrigeration mechanic at the experimental station. James enjoyed traveling, reading, pets, carpentry, DIY projects, and especially enjoyed having family and friends to dinner.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Carol A. McDaniel; his parents, Oather A. and Vera S. McDaniel; his brother, Lester G. McDaniel; and daughter, Carol A. Elliott.

James is survived by his sons, James A. (Julie) McDaniel of Wilmington, DE; Troy E. McDaniel (Darrin Moore) of Wilmington, DE; his brother, Oather A. McDaniel of Claymont, DE; his grandsons, Jeffrey Elliott (Marie Dellinger), James McDaniel, Joshua McDaniel, and Jesse McDaniel; and his cat, Smokey.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11am at Lawn Croft Cemetery, 1000 W. Ridge Road, Linwood, PA 19061.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013