More detail on this person: Obituary: Daniel J. DeLany Daniel J. DeLany MESA, AZ Daniel Joseph DeLany, 73, died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep April 12, 2008. He was born February 8, 1935, in Syracuse, N.Y.,to Frederick Thomas and Monica (Skehan) DeLany. Daniel attended the Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1957. He received an MS in engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and retired from the Army in 1980 as a colonel. Daniel was a vice president at Hughes Helicopters in Culver City, Calif., and McDonnell-Douglas Helicopters in Mesa. He retired (for good) from BMY in York, in 1995. He spent his retirement doing what he enjoyed most - building, restoring, and flying airplanes from Falcon Field with his friends and fellow aviators. Daniel is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maureen Ann (Ashe) DeLany; daughters, Catherine Ann Farrell, York, and Carolyn Michele DeLany-Reif, Portland, Ore.; and sons, Daniel Joseph DeLany, Jr., Portland, Ore., and Patrick Michael DeLany, Salt Lake City, Utah; 11 grandchildren, Sean, Emma, Liam, and Patrick Farrell, Toby, Sara, and Holly Reif, Margaret and Quinn DeLany, and Bridget and Griffin DeLany. He is also survived by his brothers, Frederick DeLany and George DeLany; and sisters, Margaret DeLany, Marianne Heesters, and Monica Fitzimmons. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Road, Mesa, Ariz. Burial arrangements are being handled by Science Care at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daniel Joseph DeLany Memorial Fund at any Bank of America branch.
Burial information: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR
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