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FRANCIS R. "FRAN" DALEY age 87, of Duquesne, on January 14, 2018. He was a son of the late Daniel and Mary (McElhinney) Daley. Fran was retired from the County Board of Assessment Appeals. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish where he was a former usher and a member of their pastoral council and a former member of the finance committee. He was a former mayor of Duquesne, past president of the Duquesne Redevelopment Authority, past chairman of the Duquesne Planning Commission, former Governor of the Duquesne Moose, former vice president of the D.B.A.C., former City Controller and School Board member. He was a board member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club, was past president of the Allegheny County League of Municipalities, chairman of Duquesne Democratic Party and Allegheny County Democratic Committee. He was honored as the Duquesne Man of the Year in the early 90's. He organized several charity golf tournaments, was an avid golfer, worked into his early 80's helping people with property assessments. He enjoyed traveling and watching his grandsons play baseball and basketball and was also a member of the Teutonia Mannerchor Club and the Croatian Club, both in Duquesne. He was a champion of people who were underprivileged and underserved. Beloved husband for 52 years to the late Nancy R. (Swanson) Daley who died May 18, 2017; father of Attorney Robert (Danielle) Daley of Munhall, Kristen (Dr. Jay Goldberg) Daley of Petaluma, CA; grandfather of Max Daley and twins, Jack and Michael Daley and Sadie Goldberg and Scarlett Goldberg; brother of the late Jean Martin, Mary Minnick, Rose Mooney, Daniel Daley, William Daley and James Daley; brother-in-law of Claire (Roger) Holcombe of Red Hill, PA; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club, 29 N. Third St., Duquesne, PA 15110.
Originally published January 16, 2018.
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