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George Dawson McDaniel, Jr.

Obituary for George Dawson McDaniel, Jr.

July 19, 1942 - September 24, 2017
New Hope, Pennsylvania | Age 75

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George Dawson McDaniel, Jr., 75, passed away at Doylestown Hospital after a long illness the morning of Sunday, September 24th, while in the companionship of his family. Born in White Plains, NY, on July 19, 1942, Mr. McDaniel grew up in Bronxville, NY, and was the son of the late George and Adela McDaniel. He graduated from Bronxville High School in 1960, and went on to obtain his B.A. in History in 1964 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the local Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. The then obtained his MBA from New York's Columbia University. Mr. McDaniel served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and was stationed on the USS Barney during the VietnamWar. He was released from active duty in 1969, and honorably discharged in 1978.

After his marriage to his wife Eileen Joan Glaccum in 1969, which lasted until her death in 2006, they lived for many years in Simsbury, CT, and then in Bridgewater, NJ, before moving to New Hope, PA, in 2000. Mr. McDaniel is survived by his daughter Heather Harrington of New Hope, PA, his son Adam McDaniel of Sierra Madre, CA, his grandchildren Hannah and Theodore Jerome of New Hope, PA, and his brother Bill of Chesapeake, VA. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Theresa McDaniel, in 1989, and his sister, Nancy Barden, in 2010.

Mr. McDaniel was a prominent figure in New Jersey's Banking industry, serving as a Senior VP at MidLantic Bank, Heritage Bank, andPNCBank, among others. Often described as a "lovable curmudgeon" -- a term he himself knowingly (and often) chuckled at -- George McDaniel was an avid researcher of American history, and held a particular passion for antiques and fine art. During his twilight years within New Hope, he became a discerning connoisseur of fine dining, and loved cooking fanciful meals for visiting friends and family whenever possible. He is also especially remembered for his love and care of family and others in need, including generations of pet cats who would be forgiven (albeit begrudgingly) for clawing his beloved antique furniture.

Mr. McDaniel will be cremated and his ashes interred at a private family ceremony on Sunday, October 8th. A memorial and life celebration is expected to be held in New Hope, PA, in the near future. Queries regarding these services may be directed to the Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, 4886 Old York Rd., Buckingham PA, at 215-794-7696. In lieu of flowers, contributions in George's memory may be made to either the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska PA 18931; or to Doylestown he Health Foundation, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in George's memory may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska PA 18931
  • Bucks County SPCA
    P.O. Box 277
    Lahaska, PA 18931
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in George's memory may be made to Doylestown Health Foundation, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
  • Doylestown Health Foundation
    595 W. State Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

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Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, Ltd.

4886 Old York Road
Quarry Rd
Buckingham, PA 18912
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