Rev. William “Bill” H. Daniels
Rev. William “Bill” H. Daniels, age 90, of 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA, passed away at Homestead Village on Friday, January 1, 2010.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John M. and Martha Smith Daniels. He and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Daniels, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 9, 2009.
Rev. Daniels was a graduate of Ursinus College, class of 1943, and received his Bachelor’s Degree; Lancaster Theological Seminary, class of 1945, and received his Master’s Degree in Theology; then another Master’s Degree in Theology from Yale University Divinity School (class of 1952).
He retired in 1986 after serving as a parish minister for 4 years in Benalla, Victoria, Australia. His previous callings were as a missionary along with his wife, E. Jane, in China from 1947 to 1951; Caroline Mission United Church of Christ (UCC) in St. Louis, MO from 1952 to 1963; Greater Louisville Metropolitan Mission of UCC in Louisville, KY from 1963 to 1968; Detroit Metropolitan Assoc. of UCC in Detroit, MI from 1968 to 1982.
Rev. Daniels was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lancaster.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Paul W Daniels, and grandson, James W. Daniels, both of Springfield, VA.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Mrs. E. Jane Daniels at 1800 Village Circle, Apt. 76, Lancaster, PA, 17603-2376.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend “Bill’s” Life Celebration Memorial Service at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 816 Buchanan Ave., Lancaster, PA, on January 16, 2010, Saturday, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Bonnie Hollinger officiating. The family will receive friends at the church starting at 1:00 until time of service.
If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to:
United Church Board for World Ministries
475 Riverside Dr., 16th Fl.
New York, NY 10115
Wider Church Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave. E.
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
or online at http://www.ucc.org/wcm/wcm-annual-appeal.html
Lancaster Theological Seminary
W. James and College Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603