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“I first met Wayne when I was sixteen in 1969 in Bergen County. He had completed the nearby Baylor Dragoon excavation and I was a budding...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin Durkin - Waco, TX - Friend

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a mentor and friend who shared so much information with me about our collections of antique...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Lauren Rethwisch - Toms River, NJ

“Wayne and I shared the same birthdate and I recall his warmth and kindness from our days at Carstens. He will never be forgotten. Wayne is a part of...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Wendie Blanchard - Newton, NJ

“My dad was Commander of the BAR 84-92 and Mr. Daniels was in charge of the Civilian Dept. I was about eleven years old and Mr. Daniels had a class on...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Billy Radford II - Houston, PA

“As past members of the 4H Trainmasters club, we had the opportunity to meet and work with Wayne. He was an amazing source of train history and...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Pat & Matt Ramachandran - NJ

“My friend Sue and her family I cannot express the true saddness that I feel for you. I've known you both as a loving couple for almost 20 years...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Corbett McGahuey - Orlando, FL

“Dear Susanne, My deepest love and condolences go out to you at this very sad time in your life. I've missed seeing you in these many last years but...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: isobel clowes - clinton, NJ

“On behalf of the Cunberland County Militia, BAR Unit 208, our condolences. We had the priviledge of hearing Wayne most recently at the BAR 50th...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: David W Troxell - Mohnton, PA

“On be Half of Daryian Wright & Family we would like to say sorry for your lost and look to the heavens for your help and many blessings upon you and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Family of Daryian J. Wright - NJ

“My late husband, Hal Carstens, and I had so many good memories of the time Wayne spent at Carstens Publications. In addition to working together, we...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Phyllis Carstens - Newton, NJ

“Suzanne, So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Love, Paul, Janet & Kelly ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: The Arendacs - Bloomingdale, NJ

“Suzanne, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Lorne and I are here to help. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Sara Anderson - Trenton, NJ

“Wayne was always great with children, and I was fortunate enough to experience this first-hand. I met him when I was very young, and one of my first...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Vikki Bell - Bordentown, NJ

“It has been a pleasure knowing Wayne. Thank you for being in our lives. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Stewart & Nancy Noe - Wallkill, NY

“I think of Wayne and see his face peeking in the barracks room window, pocket watch in hand - my telling of the Battle of Trenton always ran long. ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Cate Crown - Trenton, NJ

“My condolences to the Daniels' family. Wayne was and is a spirit that touched those of us he encountered. I remember working along side him on the...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Eric Gorky - Neshanic Station, NJ

“Wayne was my friend, my mentor, my inspiration and my joy. Working with him at the Old Barracks showed me what unbridled talent, enthusiasm and...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Butera - Yardville, NJ

“Dear Suzanne We were sadden to hear of Wayne's passing and wish to offer our sincerest condolence to you and his family. We will always remember...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Mike & Jane Tenore - St Augustine, FL

“My condolences to Sue and the family. My brother and I met Wayne about 10 years ago at the Trenton Barracks. His historical interpretation made a...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Geoffrey A Flick - Chicago, IL

Branchburg Wayne M. Daniels 76, died December 27, 2012. Wayne was born in Hackensack, NJ and formerly of Maywood before moving to Branchburg over 32 years ago. Wayne was a passionate historian, historical preservationist, writer and lecturer. He was employed as Senior Historical Interpreter for the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton for over 20 years. He is a long time member of the Branchburg Historical Commission. He was a founder of the Brigade of the American Revolution, a reenactment group which just celebrated its 50th anniversary. He will be remembered with love and joy and gratitude by his family and friends. He is predeceased by his son Anderson E. Daniels. Surviving are his wife of thirty years, Suzanne, daughter Glynis A. Daniels and her husband Mark Shieh and grandson Evan D. Shieh. Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Sunday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville, 908-725-3111. Memorial contributions can be made to Old Barracks Museum, 20 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608, The Branchburg Historial Society, Audubson Society, 225 Varick St. New York, NY 10014, W.W.W. & F Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna, ME 04535

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