DALY, JAMES WILLIAM, 82
James William Daly, M.D., M.P.H., died 6:55 p.m., June 10, 2013. He was 82 years old. He graduated from St. Mary's High School, Stockton, CA, and attended Santa Clara University before graduating in 1955 from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He joined the United States Air Force and served as a flight surgeon before completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wilford Hall Hospital, Lackland AFB. A medical pioneer, in 1964 Dr. Daly completed a fellowship in gynecological oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, becoming the first gynecological oncologist in the United States military. He resigned his commission in 1968 to take a position teaching medicine at the University of Florida, pioneering cancer treatment and gynecological surgery. He later chaired the departments of obstetrics and gynecology at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, before retiring in 1996. He waged an eighteen-year battle against Parkinson's, but ultimately succumbed. He strove always to do his best and cultivate the best in his subordinates and students, while compassionately understanding human weakness and failings. His dry wit was legendary. And his wonder of the beauty and sanctity of life had no bounds. We will miss him.
He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, Geraldine Jane Callaghan Daly; three children: Daniel Francis, Timothy Patrick, Rebecca Ann Daly Anzevino; and grandchildren: Christine Marie Anzevino Fischer, Jessica Jane Anzevino Holland, James Patrick Daly, Andrew Douglas Warner, and Jacob Warner Daly.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 14, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd Street, with Fr. John Phillips as celebrant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the church. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2:30 p.m., with military honors.
Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to The
, 2119 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 13 to June 14, 2013