Obituary for DANIELS

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday July 19, 2008

Fillmore Watt Daniels, age 85, was born in Gallion, LA, on October 16, 1922. He passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on July 17, 2008. A long-time resident of Albuquerque, he spent 27 years in the Army, serving in the Pacific in WWII and during Korea and Vietnam. A gifted singer and performer, he entertained the troops for many years. Fillmore graduated from the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and recorded radio commercials for the Armed Forces in the 1940's. When singing, he was often accompanied by Andre Previn. After retiring from the Army, he went on to a second career with the US Postal Service. He was an avid Lady Lobo Fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Ann Daniels; son, Michael and wife Gloria; daughter, Mary Beth and husband J.R. Duncan, daughter Nancy, daughter, Jean and partner Kathy Moore, daughter, Laurie and husband Michael Finnegan; son, James and wife Susan, and daughter Barbara Vittitoe. He is survived by five grandchildren: Elora Daniels, Matthew Daniels, Patrick Daniels-Duncan, Mia Daniels, and Colin Finnegan. He is also survived by his sister, Gloria Carstens and husband Allan; brother, Ross Jameson and wife Pat; sister-in-law Gerry Cimino; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, daughter Kathleen and son Patrick. Fillmore will be Buried with Patrick at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe with full military honors. A private, family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com

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