Edmund K. Daley
Edmund K. Daley
  • October 23, 1929 - October 24, 2017
  • Arlington, Virginia

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Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret)


Edmund K. Daley, Jr., of Arlington, VA passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 at the age of 88, surrounded by his family. He was born in Washington, DC to the late Brigadier General Edmund K. and Elizabeth S. Daley. He graduated from Highland Falls High School, NY, attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduated from Georgetown University in 1954 where he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Mick served his nation honorably for 28 years in Infantry and Airborne Divisions in Europe, Korea, Vietnam and the United States. He is a Distinguished Member of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Staff assignments include Allied Forces Northern Europe in Oslo, Norway and as an Assistant Army Attach in Laos. Mick's last assignment was Director, Directorate of Foreign Liaison, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army. Following retirement from the U.S. Army he was the Senior Army instructor of the new Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Forestville High School, Forestville, MD.

He received a MA in History from the University of Detroit, a MA in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and was awarded his PhD in Education from George Mason University. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal, and the Korea and Vietnam Service Medals. He was awarded the Combat and Expert Infantry Badges, the Senior Parachutist Wings and Laotian Parachute Wings.

Mick is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Patricia, sons Colonel (Ret) Edmund K. Daley, III (Marianne) and Colonel (Ret) Daniel G. Daley, daughters Rosemary P. Wilcox (Perry) and Mary Anne Baker (Charlie), 15 grandchildren, Chris Watford, Sean Daley, Jessica and JP Wilcox, MSG (USA) Christopher and Erin Shaiko, Koehler, 2LT (USAF) Addison and Clare Baker, Lauren, Brian, Michael, Matthew, Jacob Daley and Cara Mazella. He also has 11 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Beatrice Ishler (Glenn) of Mobile, AL, cousins Anne Wattman of Wilmington, DE, Mike Daley of Carlisle, PA, and Nancy Gordon (Barry) of Sanibel Island, FL.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Murphy's Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church, 5300 N 10th St, Arlington, VA 22205. A burial service will occur at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at St Ann Catholic Church or Capital Caring, 2900 Telestar Ct, Falls Church, VA 22042.