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Harry McDaniel

Services were 9:30 a.m. April 27 at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach, Fla.  Interment followed  at the St. Joseph’s Columbarium.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 3300A South Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435-8661.
Born in St. Louis Nov. 17, 1927, and raised in Union City as part of a large, hard-working family, he graduated from high school in Union City before joining the U.S. Navy, where he advanced technical and engineering training as a chief boilermaker. Married to Carolyn, his wife of 26 years, they called Boynton and Delray Beach home for over 20 years.
A true Navy man, he traveled the world making friends everywhere he landed. While in the Navy, he was recognized and awarded throughout his career for both service and his ability to fix most anything needed or broken on any ship. Many are the stories Harry shared from his cherished time in the Navy. He retired from military service in 1978 and moved to Lake Placid, N.Y., where he worked for many years at the Uihlein Mercy Center in facilities operations. It was in Lake Placid that he met and married Carolyn before they later retired to Florida.
He greatly enjoyed eating out, especially a hearty breakfast, a good cup of coffee and any friends who might be able to join him. Harry loved boating and fly fishing. He had many interesting stories of his time on the water, trout fishing in the north and west, as well as bonefishing in the Bahamas.
A man of strong faith, Harry enjoyed serving in any capacity needed or asked of him. A communicant of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, he greatly loved the church, its good works and its wonderful family. Often present at the church and eager to lend an eye or hand when things needed to be built, fixed or installed, he brought the same enthusiasm on his several mission trips. He shared many fond stories of his Dominican missions and is smiling in all the pictures.
As with his faith, he had a wonderful love of family. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his children, Tim and Judy McDaniel of Brookline, N.H., George and Linda Langdon of Burlington, Vt., and Steve and Leslie Langdon of Saranac Lake, N.Y.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, all of whom he greatly loved.  
Harry was preceded in death by his first wife Carole (Hutchinson) McDaniel.
Thank you to all family and friends for their support and prayers during this time and a special thank you to the staff of Abbey Delray and Hospice of Palm Beach County for their wonderful care and comfort during Harry’s last days.
Harry McDaniel — Navy man, storyteller, family man, fixer of anything, servant of God — will be forever remembered.