Daniel died July 26, 2006, accomplishing much in a short but very distinguished career as a life scientist.
He was born in Morristown, N.J., and graduated from Morristown High School. At Princeton he majored in ecology and evolutionary biology and was a member of Terrace Club. He later earned a master’s in environmental studies from Brown University.
Daniel was a microbiologist and worked at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. He was the winner of more than 25 national and international science competitions and was named a Westinghouse/Intel Scholar for his research in plasma physics. He was inducted into the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors and his research device is an exhibit at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Friends remember “Danny” as caring and considerate, always with the ability to make others laugh.
Survivors include his parents, Shelley and Len Weitz; his sister, Jennifer; and his partner, Adam Fried. The class offers its deepest sympathy to the family.