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John H. Daly
John H. Daly, 90, of Nazareth, PA passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, on October 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. John was born on February 4, 1923 in Lynn, MA, the youngest son of the late Daniel Francis and Annie Margaret (Hamill) Daly. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, John was happily married to Carolyn Keating Daly of Scarsdale, NY for more than 58 years until her passing in 2009. John and Carolyn had five children, 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. After graduating from high school, John completed the Toolmaker Apprentice Course at the General Electric plant in Lynn. At the outbreak of World War II John enlisted in the US Navy, serving combat duty aboard the USS Zellars (DD-777), a naval destroyer in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. During his service in the Pacific, the Zellars was attacked by three kamikaze pilots. Two of the planes were shot down by the ships crew, but the third crashed onto the destroyers bridge, killing a total of 42 men. Following the war John received a commission in the US Naval Reserve where he served as an Intelligence Officer for several years during the 1950s. John graduated with high honors from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1950 with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, and completed all required coursework for his masters degree in Industrial Engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. During college John met his future wife, Carolyn, who attended Trinity College, just a few blocks down the street from Catholic University. John was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Company for 35 years. His rise to senior management began in Phillipsburg, NJ and included posts in Canada, Europe, New York City, and Central America. In 1966 John was named Vice President and General Manager of Canadian Ingersoll-Rand Co, LTD in Quebec, Canada where his family lived for eight years. In 1970 John was appointed to the IR Corporate Manufacturing Staff in New York City and in 1971 John was appointed Worldwide Manager of Manufacturing for the Turbo Products Division in Phillipsburg, NJ. Upon retiring from IR in 1985 John worked as a consultant and as asenior manufacturing engineer for the US Mint in Washington, DC, retiring in 1991. Long active in community affairs, John was a Board member and past President of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Board of Trustees of the Easton Area Public Library, and Vice-Chairman and Board Director for the Easton Suburban Water Authority. He was a member and past president of the Youth Recreation Association in Easton, Pomfret Club and Rotary Club of Easton, and a director of the Easton Area YMCA. A devout Catholic, John was a member of St. Bernards Church in Easton and Holy Family Church in Nazareth, and an active member and past president of the Forks of the Delaware Serra Club. Recently John served as President of the Residents Association of Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth where he lived, and on the Board of the Memorial Library of Nazareth, PA. John and his wife traveled extensively in their retirement years and he was an avid reader who also loved music, the theater, opera, bridge, crossword puzzles, and all varieties of sports, including bowling and golf. His greatest love was spending time with his beloved wife, children, and grandchildren, all of whom will remember him for his integrity, strength of character, generosity, and kindness. Johns lasting influence will be forever evident in the lives of his family. Survivors: John is survived by three sons, John M. of Union City, NJ, David M. of Keyport, NJ, and James C. of Indianapolis, IN; two daughters, Mary D. Einkauf of Acton, MA and Ann P. Dixon of Topsfield, MA; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel of Portsmouth, NH. Services: Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013, beginning at 9:45 a.m., at the Finegan Funeral Home, 1837 Washington Blvd., Wilson Borough, PA, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 23 Forest Drive, Nazareth, PA. The interment will be at Holy Savior Cemetery in Bethlehem, PA. There will be calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m. Fineganfh.com. Contributions: Donations may be made to Serra International, 70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1210, Chicago, IL 60601.


Published in Morning Call on Oct. 25, 2013
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