Obituary of George Daniel
Please share a memory of George to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Dr. George H. Daniel of Bound Brook, New Jersey passed away at the age of 90. A devoted husband of 63 years and loving father, he dedicated his professional life to promoting learning as a way for others to improve their lives. Coming from humble beginnings in Hartford Kentucky, he was able through the help of a varsity basketball scholarship to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. He then furthered his education at Murray College where he obtained his Master's degree and the got his Doctorate in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also served in the military from 1953 to 1955 at Fort Knox, KY and Fort Hood, TX. Dr. Daniel was Superintendent of School in Bound Brook for 29 years from 1964 through 1993. He was an advocate for life-long learning resulting in Bound Brook having one of the largest adult schools in New Jersey at the time. Large numbers of recent immigrants received English instruction and completed either a GED or regular high school graduation. More than two thirds of the students at Bound Brook went on to attend two- and four-year colleges with representation at many top-rated colleges. He was a leader in statewide educational issues and served as President of the New Jersey School Administrators Association from 1977 - 1978. He also worked for the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury as the Team Leader of the Local Budget Review from 1997 - 2002. George has always been involved in the local Bound Brook community. He was a 50-year member of the Bound Brook Rotary Club and was active in the United Way and the Twin Boro Scholarship Fund. As a volunteer Master-Gardener, he wrote and edited many articles. At home, George was always continuing his own learning, researching articles, reading voluminous non-fiction books, and watching PBS shows on history and science. He was quick to laugh at small everyday things and always willing to lend a helping hand. George is survived by his loving wife, Sue; his brother Gerald Daniel; his daughter, Susan and her step-son Jeral Gonzalez; his son, James; daughter in law, Cris Alvarado and two nephews Bill Wilson and Bob Wilson. Gathering with the family will be 11:00 - to 1:00 PM on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Hagan-Chamberlain Funeral Home, 225 Mountain Avenue, Bound Brook. Funeral Services will be private. We kindly ask that face masks be worn while visiting, to be mindful of physical distancing guidelines, and for visitors to minimize time spent indoors to allow everyone a chance to pay their respects. We thank you for your understanding and for taking these precautions during this difficult time.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, October 12, 2020
Hagan - Chamberlain Funeral Home
225 Mountain Avenue
Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States