Lieut Orrin Woodward Potter DANIELS

Male 1920 - 2002  (81 years)


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  • Name Orrin Woodward Potter DANIELS  [2
    • San Diego Union-Tribune,
      January 11, 2002

      Lieutenant Orrin Woodward Potter Daniels, distinguished World War II pilot, passed peacefully away last Sunday January 6, 2002 in Laguna Beach. He was 81. Lieutenant Daniels was raised and educated in his native town of Altadena, Calif. before attending Harvard as a history novice and was fluent in French. His education was cut short by World War II and his honorable need to serve his country as a Naval Air Transport Pilot. After the war and at the end of his military service, Lieutenant Daniels returned to Pasadena as an officer in banking management at 1st. National Bank. His specialty led to a banking position in Paris, France where he met and wed wife, Vogue model, Joan Evelyn Class in 1951, who preceded him in death in 1985. The details of his position made him a world traveler in his early retirement in 1972, when he became a philanthropist and champion for private causes until his death. In retirement he resided in Boston and Marblehead, Mass. and returned to Corona Del Mar in 1998. He is survived by his brother Donald Potter Daniels and his five children: son, mortgage banker Devin Potter Daniels of Laguna Niguel; daughter Nicole Daniels of Pasadena; John, Gabrielle and Dorian Schlueter and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel of the Gardens Friday, January 11, 1:45 p.m. with interment services following at the Daniels family plot.

      Burial:
      Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
      Altadena
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA
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    Title Lieut 
    Born 22 Apr 1920  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Living with parents in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1940  Living with parents in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 6 Jan 2002  Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68430  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2014 

    Father Donald Potter DANIELS,   b. 8 May 1892, Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1975, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Geneview WINANS,   b. 6 May 1896, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1966, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1918  [2
    Family ID F27558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan Evelyn Schlueter CLASS,   b. Abt 1926,   d. 1985  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1952  [6
    Children 
    +1. Nicole DANIELS
    +2. Devin Potter DANIELS
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F29531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Frederick FEE,   b. abt. 1931 
    Married 5 Jun 1973  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F29530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S4823] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Daniels Family Tree by genevievewdaniels .

    3. [S01579] 1930 Census Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.

    4. [S5687] 1940 Census Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.

    5. [S01818] Ancestry.com: Social Security Death Index.

    6. [S01741] Ancestry.com: California Marriages 1960-1985.