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Daniel Tucker Kamin
September 18, 1947 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Daniel Tucker Kamin passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on January 28, 2024. Danny is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betsy, and his son Wyatt. He grew up in Victoria, Texas and was the son of Morris and Carolyn Kamin. He was blessed to have a younger brother, Tuck Kamin, who passed away in November 2023. He is also survived by his brothers & sisters- in- law Michael Bonvillain, Stephanie Giles (Peter), Bryan Boudreaux (Leslie), Donna Montgomery (Jerry) and Cathleen Kamin. Danny also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, not to mention his pack of doodles - Skipper, Polly and Jesse.
Danny was an award-winning photographer, trial lawyer and actor. His photos were published in several magazines and were the subject of multiple exhibitions. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he was awarded the John Marshall Award for the Trial of Litigation by Attorney General William French Smith. Danny was a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and had roles in over fifty productions, including Lonesome Dove, Young Guns, and The Bodyguard.
Despite his many interests, Danny’s primary focus and passion were his family and friends. He would strike up a conversation with anyone - from foreign ministers to the man on the street. He was a great listener and brought innumerable cherished friends into the family. Even if you met Danny only briefly, you no doubt learned about his admiration and love for Betsy, and how proud he was of Wyatt.
A lover of the arts from a young age, Danny graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Speech and Fine Arts, then obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s University. Betsy and Wyatt traveled the world with Danny and have many fond memories of their adventures together in Japan, Azerbaijan, the Cayman Islands, and other places too numerous to mention.
The family wishes to extend a special note of gratitude to everyone who cared for him in the Methodist LTACH (Jones 8). Their care and unbelievable compassion for Danny and our family knew no bounds and we will never forget them.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at eleven o’clock in the morning with a reception following at the Bradshaw Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama St., Houston, Texas 77098.
Attendees are encouraged to wear bright clothing to the Celebration of Danny’s Incredible Life.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Roxanne Atkinson, Peter Giles, Stephanie Giles, Tammy Harbin, Sara Longley, Debbie Marcell, Marvin Marcell, Mary Beth Martin, Hon. Jim Sharp, Jacque Willardson, DK Willardson, Eileen K. Wilson, and Richard J. Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for anyone wishing to make one may be made to the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, 3110 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098 ( www.gssjc.org )