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Charles McDaniels

August 6, 1944 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 72)
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Charles died peacefully in his sleep at home on July 27. Born in Cincinnati August 6, 1944 to Carrie and Hurley McDaniels, he graduated Withrow High in 1964, joined USNavy in Vietnam Era, served on USS Coral Sea. Attended College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, majoring in Economics. He married Carol Russell on August 6, 1977 at St. Albans' Episcopal. From an early age, Charles was always working, repairing wagons, owned vending machines, delivered papers in Cincinnati. He started the Snug bar in Eureka in the 1970's, operated TP Tarps, remodeled 15 houses in Loleta, Manila and Arcata, worked at HSU for 18 years, made Charlie's Chips with Bien Padre, and most recently owned US Recyclers as a licensed electronic recycler. In the '70's he ran for Eureka City council, and served on Manila Community Water District board for many years. Charles had a strong and enduring faith, started at Christ Church Episcopal in Cincinnati. He always remembered the love and acceptance he felt and made many life long friendships.


He was a good friend to many and will be greatly missed. He leaves many loved friends and family, please know you were all very important in his life. Wife of 40 years, Carol Russell, sisters Marilyn Lee and India Silvers, brother Larry Lee, and many wonderful nieces and nephews who he loved and respected very much. He had 4 older brothers, 3 also had polycystic kidney disease which caused early kidney failure. He had a 21 year successful kidney transplant, and often thanked his wife, and excellent medical team Dr. Richard Wolf, Dr. Allen Mathew and caring staff at Redwood Renal in Eureka. Please consider being an organ donor. His wife Carol wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation all the kind assistance and condolences during bereavement. If you care to make a donation, Charles loved KHSU, Food for People, and a summer youth camp, Camp Living Waters of St. Albans' Episcopal, 1675 Chester Ave., Arcata CA 95521. Funeral services are at St. Albans' Church in Arcata, on Sept. 2, at 2pm, a reception at the Parish Hall will follow.

Cremation care has been entrusted to Humboldt Cremation & Funeral Service.

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