Daniel Edward South passed away on Friday November 27, 2020 at home in Branford, Florida. He was born January 24, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts to Edward and Joyce South, joining brother Timothy. The family soon moved to New Jersey, where Daniel graduated from East Brunswick High School in 1980. In 1985, Daniel graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and joined the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain in 1988. After leaving the Air Force in 1991, Daniel began a long career as an environmental scientist.
Daniel moved into a 1920s farmhouse in Branford with his wife, Brenda, and spent four years carefully renovating it to its former glory, including installing a new roof, restoring original floors, replacing every window, and creating trails through the property’s oak forest. He had a curious mind and loved to read about history and science. Daniel was also a talented writer and took an active leadership role within the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. He enjoyed many family trips to Europe and Asia, often immersing himself in the history and language of each destination for weeks leading up to a trip.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father Edward A. South and is survived by his wife Brenda, son David, daughter Laura, mother Joyce, and brother Timothy. Daniel will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, and hardworking nature. His calm presence steadied and improved the lives of those around him and will be missed indescribably.