Richard C. Danielsen
Richard C. Danielsen
  • April 16, 1944 - May 15, 2017
  • Hopkins, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - Richard Clinton Danielsen, Sr., age 73, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was the son of the late George Walter and Marion Clinton Danielsen. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Malvern, Long Island.

Richard was in the plumbing business for 50 years starting with his father and grandfather in Brooklyn, New York. Richard joined the Navy in 1962 serving on the USS Bushnell in Key West, Fla., and was honorably discharged in Charleston, S.C.

He started his business in Charleston and moved to Bishopville where he became known as the “Drain Brain”. He moved to Columbia and started Danielsen Plumbing from 1985 to the present.

Richard leaves behind his wife of over 40 years, Linda Lyles Danielsen; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Clinton Danielsen, Jr. and Allison McWhirter Danielsen; two grandsons, Zachary and Clint Danielsen, all of Matthews, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria Danielsen Segretto and Martin Segretto of Charlotte, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Senior Resources, Inc., 2817 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205 or

The family would like to thank the many caregivers that came into their home and provided quality support for Richard and Linda.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Greenlawn Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.