Gordon A. Daniels Sr., 84, the owner of Negatype Corp., a Washington
printing company that specialized in business cards, lithographs and
pamphlets, died July 16 at Washington Hospital Center after a stroke. He had
been a resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring.
Mr. Daniels joined Negatype in 1952 as a platemaker. By the mid-1970s, he
owned the firm. He turned over management to his son in 1986 and ran
another printing company, Good Impressions, until his retirement in 1991.
Gordon Andrew Daniels was born in Alexandria and attended George
Washington High School until joining the Navy during World War II. After the
war, he graduated from the old Central High School in Washington.
In 1969, Mr. Daniels bought a 110-acre cattle farm in Middleburg, which he
sold in 1980. He was a member of the Masons.
His marriage to Dorothy Edwards Daniels ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Linda Kells Daniels of Silver Spring;
two children from his first marriage, Gordon A. Daniels Jr. of Clifton and
LeeAnn Jackson of Gaithersburg; and five grandchildren.
-- Timothy R. Smith