Daniel Tatum


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2021
MJ Murphy Funeral Home
616 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States


10:30 am
Monday, February 22, 2021
St. Paul's Church
216 Nassau St.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Daniel Clark Tatum

Daniel Clark Tatum, 27, of Arlington, VA died Sunday, February 14, 2021. Born July 8, 1993 in New York, NY, he was raised in Princeton, New Jersey and attended St. Paul’s School. Daniel was a graduate of Notre Dame High School ’11 and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Daniel loved golf and grew up caddying at the National Golf Links of America. He was an avid snowboarder and runner.  He had a passion for cars and would spend hours fixing up his old Volvo. He was often referred to as “Mr. Fix It” and would repair any appliance or electronic his roommates or grandparents needed. As he served as president of his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, he became an incredible leader and role model to his friends. He had an appetite for life and continued to live life to the fullest whether it be through traveling, drinking good bourbon, watching marvel comic movies, or spending time with family and friends. 

Daniel is survived by his loving parents Clark and Ann (Schnell) Tatum, his sister Elise Tatum, his grandparents John and Antonia Schnell, Sam and Marcella Tatum, his girlfriend Olivia Mathias, and several aunts, uncles and cousins including the Ellwood’s, the Helstrom’s, the Schnell’s, the Cunningham’s, and the Tatum’s. 

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home at 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  In order to provide for the safest environment possible and manage capacity limits, the Tatums would request, where possible, that family attend from 1:00 – 2:00; friends of the parents attend from 2:00 – 3:00; and friends of Daniel attend from 3:00 – 4:00.  Understanding that many people will be traveling and may not have the flexibility to modify their schedule, everyone is still welcome throughout the entire visitation schedule.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m on Monday February 22, 2021, at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ.  Although attendance in the church will be somewhat limited, the funeral mass will be live streamed to the Spiritual Center at the church and will be available on-line through the St. Paul Parish web-site




In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that Memorial Contributions be made to Notre Dame High School, Attn. M. Kelly, in memory of Daniel Tatum ’11, 601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Danny Tatum's ND '11 Memorial Scholarship Fund ( see link below) 



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