Philip G. Daniel, a 60 year resident of Hawthorne, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 20, 1920, Philip's family relocated to California when he was 1 year old. Philip grew up in the Glendale area and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1939. Philip served in the Army Air Force in Europe during World War II and fought in several key campaigns.Philip married Helen Moynahan on November 17, 1946 and they moved to their new home in Hawthorne in 1950. Philip was an Engineer for North American (Rockwell Int'l) for 40 years and retired in 1980. When his sons were young, Philip was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and was very involved in manyspecial projects for St. Joseph's Church. Philip was a master carpenter and had many hobbies over the years, including bowling, camping & fishing, vegetable gardening, hosting BBQ's for family & friends, home improvement projects and bike riding. He enjoyed attending plays and concerts and traveling to the many beautiful National Parks in this country. In addition to his "day job", Philip had his own plumbing and electrical business on the side for several years and enjoyed dabbling in real estate deals. Philip is survived by his Wife, Helen; Sons, Robert John and James;Daughter, Gretchen Hinojosa; Grandchildren, Crissy Danusastro, Jonathan Hinojosa, Samantha Daniel, Kyle Daniel, Amanda Hinojosa, Veronica Daniel and Chelsea Daniel. He was preceded in death by his sisters Caroline Brann and Eleanor Antletz and his son Patrick. A gathering of immediate family will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, May 21, 2010. The Service will be held at the Holy Redeemer Chapel (Small Chapel) at Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. Phyllis, Thank you so very much for having been my friend for all those years. You taught me so muc for just being you. You were always cheerful,wearing bright smile. Instead of saying “HI”, you said “Hi, Kiddo, how are you doing?”. When faced with a challenge, You met it with head on with great courage, always looking for the bright side and never complained. You have been in my prayers and you will always in my prayers. I love you. you are greatly missed!!

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