Obituaries: Carse McDaniel

  • by BAR staff
  • Tuesday November 23, 2021
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Carse McDaniel
Carse McDaniel

April 25, 1941 — November 12, 2021

Carse McDaniel was born April 25, 1941 in Shelby, North Carolina. He grew up in Ellenboro, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he earned a master's degree in library science. In 1972, he moved to San Francisco, where he was employed at the public library for 25 years. He was soon joined by his partner of 20 years, Matt Lowman, who died of AIDS in 1992. Upon retirement, he moved to Forestville in Sonoma County, and in 1999 met his longtime domestic partner, Rane Richardson. In 2006, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico; they enjoyed many years of traveling, concert going, gardening, a wonderful life together, and so much more. Carse loved swimming. In adulthood, he often swam a mile four or five times a week, continuing until he reached age 80. Music played an important role in his life — from opera to classical to rock 'n roll to country. What a wonderful life he experienced.

Carse passed away on November 12, 2021. There will be a memorial service at a later date in San Francisco.

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