Houston Chronicle




Daniel William Daly, III passed away on January 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Dan was born in Bradford, Pennsylvan­ia on September 9, 1942, he was the eldest son of the late Daniel William Daly Jr. and Rita Johnston Daly. Dan had a lifelong Catholic education. He graduated in 1960 from Gilmour Academy in Ohio and received his BS in 1964 from College of the Holy Cross, a Jesuit liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachuse­tts and the oldest Catholic college in New England. He subsequent­ly attended law school at The University of Oklahoma and received his Doctor of Jurisprude­nce in 1967. After law school, Dan worked for the Internal Revenue Service as an Estate Tax Attorney and then as an Advanced Underwrite­r for American General Insurance Company. In 1972 Dan joined Chamberlai­n, Hrdlicka, White, Johnson & Williams, becoming a Partner and Co-head of the Estate Section. In 1988, he launched the Houston branch of Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C. as the Managing Attorney. Dan joined Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., as a partner in 1991. Since 2006, he has practiced law with his longtime friend, Ned Hartline, at Oaks, Hartline, & Daly L.L.P.

Dan would light up a room with his larger than life personalit­y and positive attitude. He loved to entertain with friends and travel the world with the love of his life, Paula, especially to Paris. He lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. Dan loved spending time with his family and was an exceptiona­l storytelle­r who loved to brag about his grandchild­ren. He also loved history and football, especially the Longhorns, and could often be found relaxing at home with a football game on tv and a good book in his hands. Dan was a kind and generous man who will be missed by many.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Paula Muecke Daly, his three children and their spouses - Elizabeth Daly Valdes and her husband Oscar, William Daly and his wife Elizabeth, and Sara Daly Edgecomb and her husband Clark, all of Houston, Texas; his step children Paige Perrin and her husband Matthew Kenny, David Perrin, Andrew Perrin and his wife Kristen; his three siblings, Marcia McAndrew and her husband Jim, David Daly and his wife Shirley, Tom Daly and his wife Abbe; and nine grandchild­ren Avery Valdes, Erin Valdes, Sean Daly, Ryan Daly, Wyatt Edgecomb, Luke Edgecomb, Marshal Edgecomb, Eloise Perrin and Clare Kenny.

Friends are invited to a visitation at Bradshaw Carter, 1734 W. Alabama St., from five until eight o’clock in the evening, with a Rosary starting at half past six o’clock in the evening, on Wednesday, January 20th. A funeral mass will be held at half past ten o’clock in the morning, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer, on Thursday, January 21st. The family will have a private burial at Glenwood Cemetery following Mass.

Memorial contributi­ons, if desired, can be made in memory to The American Heart Associatio­n, St. Anne Catholic Church or St. Thomas Catholic High School.

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