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Darrell William Daniels

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Daniels Darrell William Daniels, born September 14, 1918 in Jamestown, Ohio, oldest son of Dana Marshall Daniels and Sarah Marie Preusch, died on August 23, 2014, age 95, at Darby Glenn Nursing Home. He was a remarkable man: smart, dedicated, loved his family and fishing, an awesome baker, handyman, and carpenter. He defied and eluded death many times and endured much to remain on earth with his cherished wife and sweetheart, Mildred. He proudly served 4 years in the U.S. Army, 111th Quartermaster Company during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. Recently he was honored to be part of a U.S. World War II Veterans' Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. He was a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America for 24 years and was selected to attend the Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base where he proudly took his family. He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Springfield, Ohio, a church that he and his wife had invested much of their time and were founding members of. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Day (Harris) Daniels; his four children, Deanna Levy (Neal) Newman, David Arthur (Helen) Daniels, James Marshall (Margaret) Daniels, and Jean (Joe) Howard; as well as his grandchildren, Dana Levy (Matthew) Sazinsky, Matthew Levy, Christopher Levy, Sarah Howard, Jeremiah (Erin) Kaplan, Rachel (Steve) Williard, Ron (Erin Johnson) Merritt, and great grandchildren, Davyn and Samara Sazinsky, Quinn and Declan Kaplan; as well as by his dear sister-in-law, Mary French (Richard) Daniels; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews and their families and many friends. Darrell was predeceased by his beloved siblings Robert (Connie) Daniels, Verla (Floyd) Estep, Richard Daniels and brother and sister-in-law Wilbur (Dorothy Harris) Pierson. The family would like to thank Darby Glenn and especially Dad's special caregivers who provided such loving and compassionate care for the past several years and were there for him during difficult times, Marcel, Jackie, Amy, Alysa, Melissa, Isatou, Christy, and Patty. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2043 Memorial Drive, Springfield Ohio. Service will be immediately following at 1 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Nicholson officiating and internment will follow at South Solon Cemetery, Madison County. Services entrusted to RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London, Ohio. http://www.rldfuneralhome.com/. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 30, 2014
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