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Joseph P. Daly

Joseph P. Daly passed away on December 22, 2021. Born during the Great Depression, Joe was one of five siblings and lived through World War II and proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Picking.

Joe left the service and married his wife Carol, bought a house, got a job and worked hard as a machinist and plant manager to support his family, including two adopted sons who were never once treated as anything but his blood. He didn't drink, gamble or carouse. He brought his paycheck home and turned it over to house to feed and clothe those he loved. He attended every sporting event in which his sons ever played.

When Joe's wife passed away at too young an age, his family wasn't sure he'd live 18 days without her, but Joe was a fighter and a survivor, and they were able to enjoy another 18 years with him.

Joe had a deep, booming voice which could be intimidating when it needed to be, and sometimes when it didn't. He was tough but loving, especially with his nine grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was frugal but generous, uneducated but extremely wise.

Joe lived through Vietnam, Watergate, 9/11, and some of a pandemic. He was very pleased to see the Phillies win multiple World Series. He also vowed to live until the Eagles won a Super Bowl, which seemed like a safe bet on immortality at the time.

But he succumbed to multiple health issues including leukemia and kidney failure at the age of 86.

He is survived by his sons Joseph Daly and Michael Daly, his sister Kathleen "Kay" Schoenewald, his sister-in-law Ellen McDowell, brother in law Melvin McDowell, his daughters-in-law Beata Daly and Dorothy Thompson Daly, nine grandchildren and 2.9 (very soon to be three) great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Francis, James and William. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and devoted long time friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Wednesday December 29th from 9 AM to 10 AM in St. Bernard's Church 7341 Cottage Street. His funeral mass will begin at 10 AM and his burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in Joe's memory to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, or go out to eat at a diner (Joe's preferred dining destination) and overtip your server.

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