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Daniel Soule West

September 2, 1953 — January 23, 2022

Daniel Soule West

Daniel Soule West was born in Victoria, Virginia, in September of 1953. Diagnosed with polio when four weeks old, much of his early life was spent at Children's Hospital in Boston having more than twenty surgeries. His parents and siblings loved him immeasurably, with Mother administering constant physical therapy and care at our island home in the Bay of Fundy. She lovingly stayed with him at the hospital for 6 weeks at a time. As Dan grew older, he walked with crutches, braces, cane, eventually finishing high school and college. He strove, always, to maintain his independence and lived a full and colorful life. His first and probably most-loved job after college was as a DJ at a country music station in South Florida. He also, at some point, served as a sheriff's deputy in the same small town, sometimes beating the sheriff at sharp shooting. He earned his FCC First Class Radiotelephone License, was married for a few years in the 80s, and returned north. He worked for about 3 years at a marina on Skaneateles Lake in upstate New York, flying often in the seaplane and helping with boats. The next adventure was at a Sheraton Hotel in New Hampshire as night manager and auditor, discovering some of the joys of cuisine from the French chef. Following that, he taught high school science and mathematics at the private Highcroft School for international students. He truly loved that work! After the school closed, he set up computer and bookkeeping systems for a large agriculture/farm business. One Christmas in Oklahoma, he helped teach his nephews how to use the new computer--what fun for all! All his nephews, both in OK and in Maine loved him and hold him in high regard. In 2004, one nephew dedicated a book," Applied Computational Logic in Bioinformatics" to his Uncle Dan. As his health declined, he moved to Oklahoma to live with family. Daniel was a baptized Christian man who cherished being part of Redeemer Reformed Church at 12 & Robinson in Oklahoma City.He went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2022.
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