Samuel Davis McDaniel, Jr. ’50 passed away peacefully with his family by his side Oct. 22, 2009, in Richmond, Va., at the age of 81. McDaniel was a lifelong resident of Atlanta, Ga., and a Buckhead native. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Davis and Dororthy Bryant McDaniel, and his brother, William Bryant McDaniel. He is survived by his daughters, Catherine Hart, Marquerite Tyre (Keith), Susan Holland (Matthew), and Jennifer McDaniel; and grandchildren, Jake Hart, Cary Hart, Hannah Hart, Kate Tyre, Ansley Tyre, and Matthew Holland, Jr. McDaniel was a retired lieutenant commander from the Navy and spent 20 years in the Naval Reserve. Following the Navy, McDaniel went into the investment banking and brokerage industry. His two loves after his family were music and nature, which led him to be a member of the original Huff and Puffs singing group and a trail maintenance volunteer for the Appalachian Trail Club.