Edward A. Daly was born July 8, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA and passed away peacefully in Redondo Beach, CA on August 11, 2009 at the robust age of 88. Mr. Daly was an Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII, and a combat bombardier on B-24's in the South Pacific, flying 51 missions. He was awarded several times including a WWII Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbons, and a Phillipine Liberation Ribbon. He was a graduate of Villanova University, a trustee of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, and Life Member of The Retired Officers Association. Mr. Daly enjoyed an early management career at Kraft Foods and the Standard Milling Company . After becoming handicapped, he moved his family to Miami FL and worked as a Supervisor for the United States Postal Service for two decades, being nominated twice for Handicapped Man of the Year. He traveled to the White House in 1971 and received an award from President Nixon for Outstanding Handicapped man of the Year. He was an avid traveler and golf enthusiast and was a member of Oceanside Country Club and Halifax Yacht Club in Ormond Beach, FL. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, his "Darlin Lily", Lillian Mullen Daly; sons Edward of Berkeley, CA and Thomas of Long Beach, CA; daughters Jane Daly Gamble (Duncan) of Redondo Beach, CA, Patti Kriegshauser (Alan) of Kirkwood, MO, and Kathy Pape (Lew) of Palos Verdes Estates, CA. He is also survived by six beautiful grandchildren, Mike McGowan (Jill), Grady Gamble, Matt and Ian Pape, and Katie and Kelly Kriegshauser, and one great grandson, Michael McGowan III. He is also survived by Marcia Daly, sister-in-law, Susie Daly, neice and all his beloved Mullen nieces and nephews in Philadelphia. A Funeral Mass for family and friends will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Monday August 17th at 9:30 AM. Donations may be made to Camp Del Corazon at www.campdelcorazon.org.

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  1. Mrs. Daly, Patti and dear family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Kathy Delaney, Don, Jack and Connor

  2. Ed was a special brother-in-law. I am grateful that he and my (deceased) husband, Joe, always were close. Ed would type multiple- page letters, detailing what was currently going on in the Ed and Lil household in Miami- all the latest accomplishments and ‘adventures’ in the ‘growing-up years’ of Eddie Jr., Janie, Tom, Patty or Kathy. The accumulation of those hunt-and-peck typed letters would do a family historian proud. Who writes or types letters anymore? I’ll miss Ed. Now the four Daly brothers are finally together.

  3. My Dear Lil and Family- I was very sorry to read the Obit of Ed. I remember the fun we had at the few games of golf we shared at Harbor Course. My Sympathy is with you on your loss of a much loved family member.

  4. It was a week ago, Ed Salettel(Ed’s idea) and myself, started wondering where Ed Jr(our childhood friend of 50 years passed) was and how he was doing. Through his Dad’s life, and passing, we learned where Ed Jr. was. We found him through his Father’s obit. I guess that makes a great statement to Edward A Daly’s being. He was always there for his family in life as now in death. I grow up being friends with Ed Jr and in a very special way, knowing Ed Sr and his entire family. As growing teens, the guidance of parents was very, very crucial and very special. Ed Jr’s family was put to the “test” on many occiasions raising their kids and their kid’s friends. Their direction and guidance is still remembered to this day. Mr and Mrs Daly, thanks for being there for us. This news brings a tear to my eye, and lump of sorrow in my stomach and a peresonal proud feeling in my heart, overpowering all else, to have known the person and man of Edward A. Daly. Mr Daly, Sir, I love you. Fred

  5. So sorry to hear this. I remember the good times our families had together. God bless all the daly’s. Love Lynn

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