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Obituary of Captain Charles N. Daniels

The Funeral Arrangements for "Captain" Charles N. Daniels are as follows: Viewing: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Funeral: 10:00 AM Friday, October 23, 2020 Cotton Funeral Service 130 Main Street Orange, New Jersey 07050 973-675-6400 ******************************************************************************************* Obituary of Charles Napoleon Daniels August 3, 1936, to October 16, 2020 Charles Napoleon Daniels, of East Stroudsburg, PA, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown PA. He was 84. Charles was born at Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, NJ on August 3, 1936. He was the son of Napoleon Charles and Beatrice Pettway Daniels. Charles was known to his friends and relatives as “Nappy” as well as Charlie and graduated in June 1955 from Lincoln High School in Jersey City, NJ. Nappy was a standout high school football player, who broke his collarbone in 11th grade, ending his athletic career. He enlisted in the US Navy after high school and earned an honorable discharge in 1959. Nappy attended Adelphi University where he received both BA and MA degrees in Criminal Justice. He joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department in 1961 and quickly rose through the ranks. Known affectionately by his colleagues as “Boom Boom Daniels,” Charlie was one of the first black officers in the Department, was promoted to Sergeant in 1974, Lieutenant in 1979, and Captain in 1984. Charlie also served as Captain at Newark Airport. He retired from Port Authority in 1985 and formed Daniels Security Systems – a private firm providing security for institutions in the tri-State region, including East Orange General Hospital and the World Trade Center. Charlie appeared in the documentary film “Man on the Wire.” This film was about a Frenchman who walked the wire between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. He was the arresting officer. Charlie was a professor of Criminal Justice at Essex County College, and was the first president of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement) North Jersey; and received numerous awards and recognitions from the Port Authority and community organizations. Charlie was a true “law and order” man, who revered the men in blue and was an exemplar of law enforcement integrity. For all those who loved him, Nappy was truly the “top cop” who mentored and developed other law enforcement officers. Charlie leaves behind his sons – Michael Daniels, Charles Daniels from Perth Amboy, NJ, Charles Daniels from Staten Island, NY – and his daughters – Robin Thomas and Audrey Latham from Norfolk, VA and Lissa Daniels from Bayonne, NJ, his sisters Beverly Cotton of Edison, NJ and Patricia Daniels of Boonton, NJ, brother Asa Daniels and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and his dear friend Eugene Drayton. His first wife, Thelma, passed away at a young age. Charlie was also pre-deceased by his beloved second wife, Joy Daniels. Besides his wives, children, and relatives, Charlie loved the game of chess and training his German Shepard attack dogs.
Friday
23
October

Viewing

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday, October 23, 2020
Cotton Funeral Service
130 Main Street
Orange, New Jersey, United States
973-675-6400
Friday
23
October

Funeral

10:00 am
Friday, October 23, 2020
Cotton Funeral Service 1
130 Main Street
Orange, New Jersey, United States
973-675-6400