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Lewis D. Daniels, World War II veteran, active in church

May 11, 1924 – May 9, 2015

Lewis D. Daniels, a World War II veteran who was active in his Buffalo church, died Saturday after an illness of a few months in his home in Buffalo. He was 90.

Lewis Douglas Daniels – known to some of his childhood friends as “Doug” – was born in Cleveland. He moved with his family to Prenter, W.Va., where he attended school. He moved to Buffalo in 1952.

During World War II, Mr. Daniels served in the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1946. He received a meritorious unit award while in the service, along with the American Theater ribbon and a World War II Victory ribbon.

Mr. Daniels was an employee of Republic Steel, where he worked as a crane operator before his retirement.

He was a deacon in his church, Second Temple Baptist Church in Buffalo, where he was a member for 33 years, Mr. Daniels served as a chairman of the board of deacons at the church. He was also a Sunday school teacher and a superintendent of the Sunday schools at the church.

Mr. Daniels was a gardener, and enjoyed travel to places in the United States.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, the former Mary McCaw of Buffalo; and a brother, John T. of New Jersey.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday in Second Temple Baptist Church, 812 E. Delavan Ave.

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