Sherwin W. Daniel, 48, Army veteran, salesman

July 19, 2005

Sherwin Warren Daniel, an Army veteran and longtime Severn resident, died of pulmonary edema Wednesday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, formerly North Arundel Hospital. He was 48.

Mr. Daniel was born and raised in Chicago. He studied music for several years at what is now Grambling State University in Louisiana before enlisting in the Army in 1976. He served in intelligence before being discharged with a medical disability in 1980.

In recent years, Mr. Daniel worked as a part-time salesman and volunteered at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore.

An accomplished musician, he played the cello, piano and violin.

He was a member of the Severn Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 528 Higgins Drive, Odenton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, the former Odessa McMahon; a daughter, Lisa M. Simmons of Boston; his father and stepmother, Alfred and Mary Daniels of Chicago; his mother and stepfather, Ruth and Charles Williams of Raleigh, N.C.; four brothers, Charles M. Williams of Raleigh, Reginald Williams of Boston, and Muhammed Sharees and Dwayne Hudson, both of Chicago; three sisters, Patricia Daniel and Janique Williams, both of Raleigh, and Joan Daniel of Chicago; and two grandchildren.

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