Jeffrey Graydon Daniels – Class of 1970

From the Washington Post

Saturday, January 25, 2003; Page B07

Jeffrey Graydon Daniels
Systems Analyst

Jeffrey Graydon Daniels, 50, a systems analyst who in the early 1990s helped to found Sugarloaf Systems Inc. and served as its president until he retired in 2002, died of cancer Jan. 23 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

He was born in Baltimore and raised in Rockville. He had lived in Dickerson since 1976.

Mr. Daniels was a 1970 graduate of Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville and was a graduate of Montgomery College.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, he was a computer programmer and systems analyst for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and General Electric Co. In the 1980s, he was a partner in Data Now Computer Services.

At Sugarloaf, his clients included the Defense Department and the Smithsonian Institution. In the early 1990s, he installed the scheduling calendar for President George H.W. Bush.

Mr. Daniels was active in community theater and choral groups and performed with the Maryland Lyric Opera, Beneath My Wings Productions of Frederick and the Frederick Choral Arts Society.

He built and flew model rockets with the National Association of Rocketry and was a volunteer with the Literacy Council of Montgomery County.

After his cancer was diagnosed in March 2002, he began a Web site, www.jeffsjournal.com, that chronicled his illness and explained his medical condition and treatments.

Survivors include his wife, Terrie Jayne Daniels, whom he married in 1975, and their son, Ryan, both of Dickerson.