Francis Luke Daniel
1177 West 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH
DANIEL Francis Luke Daniel, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 23. Luke leaves his earthly life to be reunited for Christmas and for eternity with his beloved wife Mary Frances, and dear grandson Frank Dury. Luke was born in Tiffin Ohio May 20, 1920 the sixth of ten children of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Daniel. He attended St. Joseph's College and while there learned to fly. He left school to serve in WWII as a Naval Aviator, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. After the war, he enrolled at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After graduating from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, Luke was hired by Sears Roebuck and Co. to open their first store in Rio de Janero, Brazil. After a two-year adventure, Luke and Mary Frances moved to Chicago where he continued with Sears. In 1956, Luke bought the Jackson-Guldan violin manufacturing company in Columbus. He and Mary Frances settled in Upper Arlington where they lived for 47 years. During the 1960's Luke converted the company to produce acoustic guitars. He later worked for The Ohio State University in the College of Engineering and University Hospitals. In addition to his professional endeavors, Luke was a proponent of many Catholic causes and a champion for the rights of unborn children. He co-founded the Eucharistic Vigil Association and published the book used in the vigils local churches. He enjoyed his association as a member of the Serra Club and cherished the Serra trip that he and Mary Frances took to Rome. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church for over 40 years. An avid reader, armchair philosopher, and deep-thinker, he was always engaged in current events, conservative politics, and great books. His seven children and their families remain to mourn his passing and treasure his long, faithful, happy life; Marie (Stephen) Blubaugh, Naperville, IL; and children, Janet, Daniel, Curtis; Joan (Michael) Dury, Upper Arlington; and children, Ann (Paul) Fiorilli, Meg and Tom Dury, Annette Daniel, Upper Arlington; Margaret (Michael) Ferrin, W. Palm Beach, FL; and children, Jay, Jenna (Justin) Duncan; Christine (John) Kane, Upper Arlington; and children, LT Colin (Annalisa) Kane, USN, Nicole (Doug) Takas; and Luke's great-granddaughters, Sarah, Kylie, Taylor Takas, Joseph (Chris Hanson), Upper Arlington, Catherine (Bert) Vonderahe, Blacklick; and sons Henry, Charles, William. Luke is also survived by two brothers; two sisters; numerous in-laws; and extended family; and dear friends. Luke was the bright smile, the kind word in every day. He greeted all with genuine warmth and good cheer. His motto was "You come to go. Get it right in between." Luke got it right. May the angels carry him into the arms of God and may eternal rest be his. Family will receive friends on Tuesday December 28, 2010 from 10-11:45 a.m at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, with the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 12 noon, Msgr. Romano Ciotola Celebrant, and Msgr. Anthony Missimi, Con-Celebrant. Entombment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street. In Lieu of flowers contributions in Luke's name to Carmilite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm, the Villas of St. Therese,25 Noe Bixby Road, Columbus, OH 43213, Dr. Charles F. and Olga Daniel Fund, c/o Pontifical College Josephium, 7625 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43235 or Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, OH 43212. Arrangements entrusted to the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Condolences may be sent via;
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27, 2010.
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Netters and family, I did not have the privilege of meeting your Dad in person but I know he was loving and giving. His generosity reached all the way to the little orphans of Africa and I pesonally presented their care givers with a gift of support from the two of you. I thank God for his life on earth and know that he is watching over you from his heavenly home.
December 28, 2010
Dear Family, I guess I must have done something wrong as the first message did not record. I will always remember uncle Luke for his ever so big smile, the Daniel smile. I always enjoyed talking to him. His knowledge, his stories was interesting. He was truly a very nice man. He will be missed. Tony Recinella
December 28, 2010
Dear family
tony recinella
December 27, 2010
Dear Grandpa,
I will miss you greatly. Please give a huge hug to Grandma and Frank, tell them that we love them. I will always remember your quirky sense of humor and love of a good prank..remember the ad hoc shower arrangement for my dad off of the clothesline connected to the house on Wyandotte? I miss eating breakfast in the backroom with you and grandma during my trips to Ohio in the summer and I miss working in the garden with you and grandma.Please watch over our entire family from where you are, God Bless. Love, Janet
Janet Blubaugh
December 27, 2010
Hi Grandpa, we will miss you. You always had an interesting story or bit of wisdom to offer all of us grandkids. I miss your workshop and all of the items that you used to invent and working in the garden with you, when we would come from Chicago on our summer family visits. Say 'hi' and give grandma a hug from me. God Bless. Love Janet
Janet Blubaugh
December 27, 2010
Annette, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless your famiily.
Jim Scott
Jim Scott
December 27, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country.

Blue Star Mothers of America
Buckeye Military Moms, Ch 9
Worthington/Cols. OH
December 25, 2010
Netters and family.. my deepest sympathy to you all. I had the pleasure of knowing your father and mother and admired them both for their strong faith in God and love for their family. May you all come together in love to celebrate their lives and know that they were loved and respected by everyone that they touched here on earth. May they be your angels in heaven watching down on all of you. All my love Tammie
Tammie Thomas
December 25, 2010
To the Daniel and extended families:

To his children: he was a patient on our unit - and mine in particular - one night - I will never forget. He was 84 then, and on an upper floor of OSUMC, which I won't reveal here. Your mother was still in the place they were living at the time, but he had her photo at his bedside. He had a twinkle in his bluish eyes speaking of her, a calmness, wisdom about him, and many of us were drawn to him. I spent so much time in his room, simply talking with him, after my shift, that other nurses thought something was going horribly wrong with him since I was still there, but that wasn't the case at all. I just so enjoyed the light of his life and soul, conversation and peacefulness. It was intangible, but has stayed with me, and several other nurses that felt that, too. We've mentioned him at different times over the last several years, wondered how he was after Mary Frances had left this earth, and always acknowledged the impact this very special man had on those of us who cared for him during this relatively short stay on our unit.

I loved hearing the stories of his life with his lovely wife, her sewing abilities, the love of his life she was...and ALL their earthly journeys together. He told me of his career, triumphs, loving children and many more family members, and God's grace in bringing him what he'd had in this life. I spent at least another hour after my shift ended, just to sit at his bedside and listen more. He was simply magical.

Sui generis, your father. I haven't forgotten the impact of this man, a patient, oh so briefly, but whose presence is still with me close to 7 years later. Mary Frances is very happy to have him by her side once again, that is certain.

Much love and prayers to you at this time.
December 25, 2010
Thinking of you Joanie and your family during this time of sorrow. I will remember your father as a man of dignity and admiration. A well respected individual to all those who knew him. Love and Prayers, Cindie Szekely
December 24, 2010
Thinking of you Annette and your entire family during this difficult time. I know that your father will continue to live on through the many wonderful qualities that he passed on to each and everyone of family members. Love Gail Bennett (Tolles Family!)
December 24, 2010
I knew Francis through his daughter Annette--her shared memories are cherished. I send the Daniel family my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you and yours, Netters. All my love, Wendy
Wendy Nichols
December 23, 2010
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