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Daniel Edmund Caldwell


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Daniel Edmund Caldwell Obituary
Daniel Edmund Caldwell Family and friends were saddened when Daniel Edmund "Dan" Caldwell passed away on March 15th as a result of Alzheimer's complications. The memory of his passion for teaching and working with his drama students at Tamalpais High School over a 40 year career will not be forgotten. In 2006 the new performing arts building at Tam was named "The Daniel E. Caldwell Performing Arts Center" in recognition of his developing and maintaining one of the most outstanding high school drama departments in Northern California. A 4th generation native Marinite, Dan was born in 1935 to Bernice and George Caldwell. He attended Tam High School for three years before transferring with the entire basketball team to Drake, the first year it opened. He graduated from Drake with the class of '52. He earned both a B.A. and M.F.A. from San Francisco State. Dan was a respected member of the theater community, working as both an actor and director throughout the Bay Area. He served as President of the San Francisco branch of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in the 1970's. He then continued to serve his fellow actors for ten more years, as 6th National Vice President of SAG. In 1995 he was honored by the city of Mill Valley with one of the first Mill Valley Creative Achievement ("Milly") Awards. He leaves behind his wife Karlene and their son Will; daughter Monica, sons Dan and Tony, grandsons Kaden and Trey; brother and sister-in-law George and Joan Caldwell; nieces Sheri and Debbie. Niece Alice proceeded him in death. Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 17th beginning at 2:00pm at the Daniel E. Caldwell Performing Arts Center on the campus of Tamalpais High School, 700 Miller Ave. Charitable contributions to Tamalpais High School's Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) also located at 700 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Mar. 18 to Mar. 22, 2015
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