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Michael William Daniels

November 27, 1991 –
 August 1, 2023


Michael William Daniels

November 27, 1991 – August 1, 2023

Sadly, Michael William Daniels passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at the age of 31.

Michael was the beloved Son to Kathleen Evans (Kenneth Evans) and Clifford Daniels (Trisha Daniels), brother to Alex Daniels (Arielle Daniels), Hannah Daniels, Ethan Daniels, Kameryn Groeger (Jeff Groeger) and Kara Levy (Larry Levy).  Michael was the fun loving Uncle to Rory Daniels, Garrett and Max Groeger and Reece Levy. Michael is also survived by his Grand-mother Mildred (Bunny) Green of Philadelphia and Grandparents Barbara and Larry Ciecalone of Colorado.

Michael was such a bright soul who was the life of the party and would do anything to help others.  He loved flying and obtained his Private Pilot’s License at the age of 21 while attending Embry Riddle University in Prescott, AZ where he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science.

Michael traveled extensively around the world while working for American Airlines where he fell in love with the City of London.  Michael’s wish was to have his ashes spread in London and in Huntington Beach, CA where he spent so many summer days with his childhood besties from Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA where Michael was born and raised.

Michael moved to Texas in 2018 to be with his brother Alex and enlisted with the Texas Air National Guard in Fort Worth in 2019.  At the time of his passing, Michael was a Senior Airman working in Command Post.  He loved his 136th Squadron Family especially his Sergeants who helped train him and made him a better person all around.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Michael’s Celebration of Life Ceremony on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00am at Aria Funeral Home (Plano), 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s name may be made to World Central Kitchen (

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252




    Elizabeth Bell
    7 Sep 2023

    R.I.P. Michael 🙏🙏👍

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