Redman Darwell “Dan” Daniel, 71, of Hemet, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by the love and presence of family on Sunday, April 2, 2006.

He was born Sept. 12, 1934 in Oklahoma.

Mr. Daniel spent 20 years in the Navy, retiring as a chief petty officer. He then received an associate’s degree in optics at Crafton Hills College and worked as an optician for six years.

He worked in sales for several years, then was self-employed and completed his working life as a letter carrier in Hemet, retiring in 2000.

Mr. Daniel was centennial president of the Rotary Club of Hemet. He attended Bible Fellowship Church and Hemet Church of the Nazarene.

Although the Celebration of Life Service was held April 8, the family continues to celebrate Mr. Daniel’s life daily. The family thanks everyone for their prayers during his six-year battle with cancer. “May the Lord Jesus bless you,” Jackie Daniel and family wish to convey.

Along with his wife, Jacquelyn, he is survived by four sons, Paul (Jennifer) Daniel of Hemet, Andy Daniel of Florida, John (Terry) Daniel of Santee and Jeff (Vicki) Daniel of Crestline; a daughter, Susan (Rob) Gray of Idyllwild; two stepsons, Dan (Kamma) Covington of Texas and Paul (Bethany) Covington of West Hollywood; a brother, Don (Pat) Daniel of San Jacinto; and 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six nieces and six nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be made to the City of Hope Cancer Research Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.