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Walter C. Daniels

August 27, 1924 — August 11, 2022

Maplewood, New Jersey formerly of White Plains, NY

Walter C. Daniels was born on August 27, 1924 in the Bronx, New York to Walter P. and Beatrice M. Friebley Daniels. They moved to White Plans shortly after his birth. He attended White Plains schools. In 1943, he joined the army and served for two and a half years in the United States and Europe. In 1950, Walter graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He passed his licensing exam and worked in private practice until 1968 when he was hired by the Associated Dry Goods Corporation to become Corporate Architect. Several years later, he was appointed Corporate Vice President of Planning and Construction. He held that position until 1986 when he retired. He met Philomena M. Cerro while in college and they married in 1953. They lived in White Plains and raised four children. Upon retiring, they moved to Florida in 1987 and soon became active in the condominium. He was asked to join the Board and was instrumental in negotiating a settlement with the developer. He was President for many years. While in Florida, he and his wife traveled extensively worldwide. In 2003, he and Philomena decided to return to the Northeast to be close to their children and grandchildren. They selected Winchester Gardens in Maplewood, New Jersey. Both were active in resident affairs. Walter is predeceased by his wife Philomena. He is survived by sons W. Peter Daniels, Douglas A. (Linda) Daniels, twin daughters Theresa D. (Michael) Jansen and Beatrice D. (Michael) Zion, and eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Jesús) Pedraza, Brian, Stephen (Jackie), Douglas, Jr., and Christina Daniels, Elise Zion (Jordan Zdatny), Judith (William) Spelman, and Drew Jansen. Entombment at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York will be private. There will be a Memorial Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Elmsford, New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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