Rev. Daniel J. Earley
Rev. Daniel J. Earley, O.S.F.S. died in the late afternoon hours of September 8, 2005. Father Earley was 91 years old. He was born on December 9, 1913. He professed his First Vows as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales on August 29, 1942. He was ordained a priest May 22, 1948.
Daniel Joseph Earley was born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Daniel T. and Delia McKenna Earley, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Jim Earley. In addition to his confreres in the DeSales Oblates Father Earley is survived by his brother, Joseph and his wife, Kathy, his sister, Mary Ellen Earley and his sister-in-law, Helen Earley, wife of the deceased Jim Earley.
Father Earley served in many positions in the Oblates over the years including teaching at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, the old Salesian High School in Detroit, Bishop Duffy High School in Niagara Falls New York and St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo. For over 20 years he served in various capacities at Camp DeSales in Brooklyn Michigan.
Father Earley served as the Assistant Provincial of the newly formed Toledo-Detroit province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and as Pastor of St. Pius X Parish Toledo from 1971-1977. In 1977, he returned to St. Francis de Sales High School in the Public Relations Department and as Chaplain to the Mothers Club well into his late 80's.
Father Earley was also an accomplished artist whose works can be found in many Oblate community houses and many other homes in the Toledo area.
Services for Father Earley will be held at St. Pius X Church, 2950 Ilger Avenue, Toledo Ohio. The Wake will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005, with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. The Wake will continue on Tuesday afternoon, September 13, at 4:00 p.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 6:30 p.m.
Burial will be Wednesday morning in the Oblate plot in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Oblates suggest contributions be made to any of the relief organizations working to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Those who wish may send a donation in honor of Fr. Dan Earley OSFS to Catholic Charities-Diocese of Toledo,"Katrina Relief Fund", Post Office Box 985, Toledo,Ohio, 43697.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo.
Published by The Blade from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2005.
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JoE, myself and our family are deeply saddened to hear of Father Earley's passing. We know that he is now at peace and with our heavenly father. He was a very kind man and helped our family through some very trying times.He will be missed. He was our wonderful pastor at St. Pius X church.We will keep him in our prayers. Sincerly,
Michele and Joe Bristoll and Family
Michele and Joseph Bristoll
September 12, 2005
It's a very sad time for those of us on Earth, but the party in Heaven just got a great shot in the arm with Father Dan's arrival! We'll never forget his quick wit... his wonderful artistic talent... his devotion to his parishoners, and to his faith. We were blessed to know him, and are blessed to remember him.
Kate Butkowsky
September 12, 2005
The Stiff Family would like to extend their condolences to all those individuals who Fr. Dan Earley touched through his ministry. We were blessed to count Fr. Earley as one of our friends and take comfort in knowing he now resides in Heaven alongside his friends and family. He will be remembered for his constantly warm and friendly disposition, maintained even during the ravages of old age, and the beauty of his artwork. Rest in Peace Father.
The Stiff Family
September 11, 2005
Fr. Earley was a family friend, my high school teacher, and concelebrated our wedding in 1969. We will mis his Irish humor, artistic talents, and his friendship.He is already with God and his fellow Oblates.
joe and donna wasserman
September 11, 2005
I will remmeber Fr. Dan for years to me as a great priest, a real gentleman, and a mentor. I was glad we were able to celebrate his golden anniversary with him and the parish he helped out so well. He is truly a great priest and I will remembrer him in prayer and masses.
Al Miller
September 11, 2005
I wish to express my feelings in honor of Father Dan Earley.
He was one of the nicest men that I have ever known. Great pastor for our church.
My family was at St. Pius X in the 1970's.
I went to grade school at St.. Pius X from 1972-1974. I have very fond memories of Father Earley. God rest his soul.
Peace, Jack Witherell
John (Jack) Witherell
September 11, 2005
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