My Dad, Michael P. Daly, 88, passed away on April 7, 2022, and joined my Mother, Margaret E. Daly, in Heaven. Our family wanted to honor his life in a very special way. So, we launched a scholarship in Dad’s memory —after previously naming a scholarship in memory of my Mom.
Like Mom, Dad was my hero and lived a wonderful life of hard work, service to his country, and, most importantly, care for his family. Dad was a devout Catholic who was raised in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, where he rooted for his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers and met Jackie Robinson — “The Boys of Summer” — before proudly serving in the US Navy during the Korean War. Dad came home to marry Mom, work as a New York City Firefighter as the “Iron Eagle” in Bedford Stuyvesant, and enjoy softball, golf, Giants football, Irish music, camping trips, horseshoes at “Kiddy Beach,” and, of course, Schaefer beer.
Dad raised me and my four siblings before retiring with Mom to a wonderful life in Sea Colony, Florida for nearly 30 years. He became beloved “Pop” to his 9 grandchildren — all of whom he adored — and spent his final years back home in Brooklyn with our family.
What a blessing it is to memorialize Dad through the creation of a scholarship that will enable others to become heroes and learn the importance of serving others through a STAC education. Please consider donating to the Michael P. Daly scholarship so that his memory lives on through our deserving students.