Daniels, Robert Bruce

February 22, 2005

On Sunday, January 23, 2005, ROBERT BRUCE DANIELS, 80, of Charlottesville, Virginia, in a local hospital after a courageous and inspirational battle with several concurrent illnesses. In 1989, he retired from Gilman School of Baltimore, where he taught English for 28 years and coached the tennis team. When he retired from coaching, his team had won more conference championships than any athletic team in the history of the school, which was founded in 1897. A technically acclaimed player, he was used as the model for stroke illustrations for the book Tennis: How to Play It and Teach It by Ed Faulkner, a book known as one of the best in the game. While living in Baltimore, Mr. Daniels spent summers as a tennis pro at the Baltimore Country Club, LHirondelle Club, Roland Run Club, Mercantile Club and Homeland Racquet Club. Mr. Daniels earned his B.A. in English in 1948 from Amherst College, where he was captain of the tennis team and also played soccer, basketball and baseball. A real interest in poetry writing developed while Mr. Daniels was a teacher. He published several of his poems and two chat books. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Sara Mc Cauley Daniels of Charlottesville; three sons, Robert Bruce Daniels Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., Kevin Mc Cauley Daniels and his wife, Jeanne, of Seattle, Wash., and Leigh Daniels, his wife, Kathy, and a granddaughter, Hayley of Marysville, Ohio; and a sister Elizabeth Daniels Goodchild of Wareham, Mass. A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, February 26th at Christ Episcopal Church, 100 W. Jefferson St., Charlottesville, Va. where Mr. Daniels was a member. The family requests that contributions to Christ Church local mission be considered.

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