Terrell, Daniel E. -
Essex - On April 3, Daniel E. Terrell, 87, passed away. Born July 5, 1927, in Baltimore City, Dan spent his life in the Middleborough and Essex areas of Baltimore County.
Daniel proudly served his country in the US Army, where he received the World War II Victory Medal. He later went into the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1950.
After his service to his country he went to work for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in February 1951. Dan worked in transportation as a truck driver, then upgraded to a truck mechanic on the steel side of the plant. Later Dan transferred to the wire mill. He also worked part-time for Presto Automotive as a mechanic and for M+M bus company as a bus driver.
Dan was a member of the Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 148 and a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 34. He enjoyed spending time out on the water and teaching his children how to crab and fish. Dan had a love for cars and loved being with his friends and co-workers from Beth Steel.
He married Audrey (nee Beacham) on October 31, 1949. They were married for 35 years. Dan later married Fern Earl.
Dan was preceded in death by his wife Fern, parents Ernest and Vera Terrell, his brother Francis “Jack” Schmitt, sister Ethel Hetherington and grandchildren Danny, Hope and Christina Meckley. He is the father of Mary Meckley and Diana Greensfelder and her husband Carl; grandfather of James and Michelle Lambert and Tammy Peters and great-grandfather of Gavin Mckay, Jillian and Benjamin Lambert, Michael Tucker and Justin and Lisa Meckley.
Daniel donated his body to the Anatomy Board of Maryland in hopes that one day he would be able to help someone again.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8808 Harford Road in Parkville, at 4 p.m.