OBITUARY

Mal Paul Garrett Daniel

January 27, 1937July 12, 2021

Mal Paul Garrett Daniel passed away on July 12, 2021 at the age of 84, at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Okay, Oklahoma on January 27, 1937.

At the age of nine, Mal moved with his family to San Diego where he lived the remainder of his life. He attended Dana Jr High and graduated from Point Loma High in 1955. Mal’s first job was at his dad’s service station on Pacific Highway and he went on to work at Convair and then worked as a machinist, which became his lifelong occupation. Mal opened a business (MJ Milling) in 1986 with his partner Gerry Kummer where he worked until his retirement in 2002. Mal went on to work part time in retirement for La Mesa RV.

Mal had many interests including riding motorcycles in McCain Valley with his sons and helping with their little league games, flying his Cessna 172 private plane, camping in his RV, traveling with friends and family and building and shooting rockets with his grandkids. He later enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He married his first wife Connie in 1959 and they had two sons Lyle (59) and Michael (58). After his divorce, Mal reconnected with an old girlfriend from his teen years, Saundra (Sandy) in 1987. They married in June of 1988 and were married 33 years at the time of his death.

Mal was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Alma Daniel, four of his siblings and his granddaughter Holly. He is survived by his wife Sandy, his sister Margie, his sons Lyle and Michael, his step-son Dan (Monette), step-daughters Kelly (John) and Christie (Todd) and his grandchildren Caitlin, Caityln, Kyle, Corey, Mallory, Shane, Dylan, Jesse, Cole and Tyler and his great-grandson Maddix.

A celebration of life is being planned at the Daniel home in Allied Gardens on August 14 from 2 - 5 PM. Details to follow on https://obituaries.tridentsociety.com/obituaries/san-diego-ca/mal-paul-daniel-10268497 where messages of condolence can be left.

Services

  • Celebration of Life - Open House

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

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Kelly Manring

July 28, 2021

The Celebration of Life will be an Open House on August 14 from 2:00 - 5:00 and food will be served. Please come by and share your favorite memories of Mal! Thanks from the family!

SANDY DANIEL

July 23, 2021

Remembering Mal as he was when I first met him! Missing you honey, Love Sandy

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MAL & BISCUIT

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MAL & BISCUIT

Biography

January 27, 1937 - July 12, 2021

San Diego, CA
Mal Paul Garrett Daniel passed away on July 12, 2021 at the age of 84, at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Okay, Oklahoma on January 27, 1937.

At the age of nine, Mal moved with his family to San Diego where he lived the remainder of his life. He attended Dana Jr High and graduated from Point Loma High in 1955. Mal’s first job was at his dad’s service station on Pacific Highway and he went on to work at Convair and then worked as a machinist, which became his lifelong occupation. Mal opened a business (MJ Milling) in 1986 with his partner Gerry Kummer where he worked until his retirement in 2002. Mal went on to work part time in retirement for La Mesa RV.

Mal had many interests including riding motorcycles in McCain Valley with his sons and helping with their little league games, flying his Cessna 172 private plane, camping in his RV, traveling with friends and family and building and shooting rockets with his grandkids. He later enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He married his first wife Connie in 1959 and they had two sons Lyle (59) and Michael (58). After his divorce, Mal reconnected with an old girlfriend from his teen years, Saundra (Sandy) in 1987. They married in June of 1988 and were married 33 years at the time of his death.

Mal was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Alma Daniel, four of his siblings and his granddaughter Holly. He is survived by his wife Sandy, his sister Margie, his sons Lyle and Michael, his step-son Dan (Monette), step-daughters Kelly (John) and Christie (Todd) and his grandchildren Caitlin, Caityln, Kyle, Corey, Mallory, Shane, Dylan, Jesse, Cole and Tyler and his great-grandson Maddix.

A celebration of life is being planned at the Daniel home in Allied Gardens on August 14. Details to follow on https://obituaries.tridentsociety.com/obituaries/san-diego-ca/mal-paul-daniel-10268497 where messages of condolence can be left.