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Lawrence Charles Daniels
July 15, 1939 - February 28, 2020

On the afternoon of February 28, 2020, Larry Daniels took his last hike with his loving wife, Paula under a beautiful blue sky and the perfect southern California sunshine. Larry was born on July 15, 1939, to the late Catherine McCabe McCaffrey and Paul Webster Daniels in Wyan-dotte, Michigan. Larry was born with the Irish gift of small talk and could regale anyone with a story, irreverent joke, current event, football or hockey score, or a quote. Born the youngest child of five during the depression resulted in a lifetime of war stories, a deep respect for the US Marine Corps, and hair-raising stories of shooting his 22 rifle in the basement of his childhood home. After serving in the USMC Reserves, Larry got a job offer he couldn't refuse to work as a stock broker with Merrill Lynch. Soon after, Larry moved out west to California in search of sunshine and started his career at IBM before switching to commercial real estate with Grub and Ellis. He continued working in commercial real estate with Cushman & Wakefield and RE/MAX, always loving the social aspect of his job and the friendships he established.

Larry once said what matters most in life is "health, happiness and love." He certainly lived this way and sought to be active as an avid marathon runner, often embarking on long training runs with his cronies - setting off from Hermosa Beach to Joe Jost's bar in Long Beach, down to Blackies in Newport Beach and back! He was a sailor, fly fisherman, rugby player and spent 40 years as a high school and junior college foot-ball referee. Larry was always up to speed on the latest abdominal wor-kouts and up to his final days, visited the gym five days per week. He found happiness as a volunteer for many years at American Martyrs School and Parish and the Palos Verdes Volunteer Police. He once wrote that the happiest days of his life were "the day he married his wife of 48 years, Paula Daniels, and the birth of his children." He and Paula made their home in Hermosa Beach for over 40 years and spent their days walking the strand and enjoying the beach. He never met a glass of red wine he didn't like and even graciously accepted a bottle of Charles Shaw that his soon-to-be son in law once brought over. He laughed and said, "ah '2 buck Chuck!'" Always a simple and kind man, his family will now cherish his notebooks filled with jazz musicians names, stocks to follow and quotes to live by. Left with his treasured wine to drink and inspiring quotes are his wife Paula, daughter Courtney Boitano, son-in-law Dominic Boitano and their two children, Brooke and Finley, son Kyle and his family. No flowers, please. What would make Larry the happiest is for you to go have a drink with a friend and enjoy the sunshine as he did. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 am at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach. To honor him and his commitment to Catholic education and the USMC, donations can be made in his name to St. Mary's Catholic School in Los Gatos, CA and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 7, 2020.
Celebration of Life
09:30 AM
American Martyrs Catholic Church
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March 22, 2020
It is hard to imagine the world without the ever-present, ever-affable, ever-kind Larry Daniels. I am perhaps one of only a very few persons lucky enough to have worked with Larry at both G&E AND C&W. When I bought my first home, he promptly gave me a book as a gift, on how to fix basic household items. I used that book dozens of times, each time thinking if Larry. We would always see him running the hills of the beach, and recently bumped into him at Trader Joes when he told me that he and Paula had moved to PV. I was saddened to learn if his sudden passing, as it rocked me to think of how life is so fragile, even for the fittest if fit, and kindest of kind. May his memory be eternal. Love And prayers to Paula and the kids.
Ronnie Wade
March 14, 2020
I will always remember Larry well from my time working at the Center for Health and Fitness front desk. Larry always had a smile and a joke; he was a great guy who will be missed. Rest in peace sir.
Andy Felz
March 11, 2020
Paula, I remember the Many happy memories I have working with Larry for many years. He always had a good story that would make you smile.I enjoyed the times socializing with him after work.Remember going to his favorite restaurant,the Bottle Inn, with you, larry and my wife. Good times.God bless him and you and your family

He will be missed.
John Fitzpatrick
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