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Richard H. Daniels, 57, who had retired after working for Buffalo Psychiatric Center for 25 years, died last Sunday (Sept. 21, 1997) in his home.

After graduating from Emerson Vocational High School, he started working at what was then Buffalo State Hospital and was selected by the state to receive nursing training on Staten Island.

After graduation, he returned to work at Buffalo State Hospital as a practical nurse and then as a mental hygiene therapy aide until his retirement in 1995.

Daniels served in the U.S. Army as a medic, with a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1965.

During the 1970s and 1980s, he volunteered with the American Red Cross as a cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor.

Daniels enjoyed singing and sang tenor or lead parts in Barbershop Quartets.

In the 1960s and 1970s, he was an active member of the Buffalo and East Aurora Chapters of the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.

He was a popular and sought-after master of ceremonies for chapter shows in the North East and served as district officer for the group's official charity.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Greco Funeral Home, 2909 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Hamburg.[ulrch]

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