Martin J. Daley|
Born: March 10, 1939
Died: July 14, 2014
Martin J. Daley was born in Hartford, CT. where he developed a skill at playing trumpet in grade and high school. From there, he enrolled at Notre Dame where he received a B.S and M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. While at Notre Dame he extended his musical interest and expertise by playing trumpet and baritone horn in the Concert and Marching Bands.
Marty and Kathleen McComb from South Bend married, had their first daughter, Shannon, and moved to Angola, IN where he taught Engineering at Tri-State University (Triune).Subsequently, they moved back to CT. where a second daughter, Erin, was born. He worked in various engineering positions until deciding to study and work in Data Processing. He worked for Aetna Life & Casualty for 15 years, then for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of IL and Heller Financial as a systems analyst.
He spent his life dedicated to music whether playing, listening to his extensive record collection or singing with his fine, bass voice, even playing the part of an old man in the opera GianniSchichi. He was an active participant in the Hartford Chorale, the Apollo Chorus and the Tower Chorale where he sang many of the major choral works. He also sang in choirs in CT and at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago and, at St. John of the Cross for over 10 years.
Marty was also known to be a better than average bridge player with an excellent sense of humor and a joie de vivre. He loved cars, especially his 1969 Jaguar XKE and his recent obsession, a 2013 Mustang and he loved vacationing at Cape Cod with his family each summer. Friendly to everyone, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His is survived by his wife, Kathleen McComb Daley, his daughter, Shannon Daley Martinez and her spouse, Rafael Martinez of Bayonne, NJ and his daughter, Erin Philleo and her spouse, Peter Philleo of Wisconsin and Florida. He also has three grandchildren: Rafael, Isabelle and Genevieve Martinez of Bayonne, NJ.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, July 19, 2014, at St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs.
Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-257-2123
Published in MySuburbanLife.com on July 18, 2014