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John W. Daniels

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John W. Daniels

East Wenatchee, WA

John W. Daniels, 69, a 38 year Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away at his home in East Wenatchee on Thursday, August 8, 2013, following an extended illness. He was born on April 13, 1944, at Mariemont, OH to the late Raymond William and Clara Cecelia (Bingham) Daniels. He was raised and schooled in the Cincinnati, OH area and graduated from the Sycamore High School in 1962. He went to work at his father’s masonry construction company, known as “Bingham Stone Works” in Cincinnati. He helped building large construction projects that included churches and the Proctor & Gamble building. In May of 1963, he entered the U.S. Air Force and received training as a Aircraft Mechanic. He served as Aircraft Mechanic during the Vietnam Era until receiving his honorable discharge on May 8, 1967. Upon returning to Cincinnati, he went to work at Teledyne Industries, where he fabricated machinery. He remained with Teledyne Industries until accepting a job at ALCOA, Wenatchee Works and moving out west in 1975. He worked as a Maintenance Mechanic at ALCOA for 32 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the Boating Club of Wenatchee, where he was Past Commodore and had been in charge of the house and grounds. He enjoyed boating, waterskiing, snow skiing, cross country skiing and skydiving. He was well versed on science, history and nature and knew airplanes well.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lawrence of East Wenatchee; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelli Rae and Shin Nakato of Culver, OR; one son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Amber Daniels of Malaga; seven grandchildren, Nathan Daniels of Wenatchee, Trystan Daniels of Culver, OR, Megan Jay of Malaga, Mackenzie Daniels of Cashmere, Cole Nakato of Culver, OR, Ethan Harris of Malaga and Kohana Nakato of Culver, OR; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Charles “Bill” Daniels.

A Remembrance Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Boating Club of Wenatchee. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to the American Cancer Society or Club Pet, (pet care for vacationing owners). You are invited to visit his tribute online at Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.

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