Preakness Day - May 2012
Dr. Ellen Garb McDaniel
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 21, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 3, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Highland, Maryland, United States
Ellen's end of life directive for us was very simple: No Sniveling. Ellen asked us to thank you for your friendship and support over the years. Although she's physically left us, we will carry our love for her forever.

Dear Friends,

Ellen, my beloved wife and partner of 47 years, devoted mother of Lorrie and Michael, grandmother of Satchel, Marley and Cooper, sister of Robert, Susan and Connie, died peacefully this evening in the company of family and beloved dogs.

She courageously fought multiple varieties of cancer for over 30 years with her trademark determination, humor, and grace. She significantly beat the 2% five year survival odds that she was given by the University of Nebraska at the time she underwent an experimental bone marrow transplant nearly 20 years ago.

Her end of life directive for us was very simple:  No Sniveling.  She did not want a Funeral, but rather a Celebration of Life ceremony which will be held in approximately a month.  Those of you who knew Ellen well wouldn't be surprised that that she planned most everything.

Ellen asked me to thank you for your friendship and support over the years.  Although she's physically left us, we will carry our love for her forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Baltimore Lab School, 2220 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD: c/o of the Dr. Ellen McDaniel Scholarship Fund.

Love,
John

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Michael McDaniel on 21st December 2015

"I honor my mother's birthday by contributing to the Baltimore Lab School (and accidentally the Washing Lab School).  An organization my mother loved and supported.  I also renewed my commitment to the bone marrow registry, "Be The Match". Happy Birthday, Mom!"

This tribute was added by John McDaniel on 21st December 2015

"Today is Ellen's Birthday. It is a bittersweet time. While she is so very missed which is very sad, her memory does make me smile! She was the most remarkable women who I loved dearly !"

This tribute was added by Gila Ruskin on 4th January 2013

"Dr. McDaniel was my psychiatrist for many years.  Years afterwards, when she and I were both diagnosed with cancer at the same time, I came to visit her at home.  I appreciated her willingness to accept that act of comfort and friendship.  May her memory be a blessing. With gratitude and respect, Rabbi Gila Ruskin"

This tribute was added by Marianna Osterman on 3rd January 2013

"Mom E, Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! For being a mom to me starting in my H.S. years and beyond. You have always been so supportive and loving and kind. I will cherish your laughter as I always remember you laughing! Thank you for making me feel a part of your family! Love Always, Marianna"


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This memorial is administered by:

John McDaniel
Leslie Dixon
Lorrie Clendenin
Michael McDaniel

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