John A. Daly Sr., age 71, beloved husband of Susan J. Daly (nee Klosinski); loving father of Lisa Daly, John Daly Jr, Shannon (John) Husted-Dadlez, Kevin Daly and Katelyn Daly; caring grandfather of Corey and Carissa; dearest great grandfather of six; cherished son of the late Samuel and Anne Daly; dear brother of Mary Louise (the late Richard) Pisone, the late Patrick (Terry) Daly, and Michael Daly; fond brother-in-law to the late Elaine (the late Peter) Bianco, Carol (Jim) Malecky, Diane (Ed) Webb, and Anita Klosinski; proud uncle to many nieces and nephews.
In 1983, John was elected Alderman in the City of Oak Forest, serving the 4th Ward until 1989, when he became City Administrator. John became Administrator for the Village of Orland Hills in 1994. A past Chairman of the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and member of the Southwest Conference of Mayors, John also chaired the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association’s Management & Finance Committee from 1996 until he retired from the Village in 2015. John was first elected to the South Suburban College Board of Trustees in 1991 and became Vice-Chair in 1994. He was re-elected five times and served there until the time of his passing.
John loved the game of golf, recording two holes-in-one. He also enjoyed coaching and supporting his children in all of their activities. As a friend, mentor, and public servant, John influenced the lives of countless people. His warmth, humor, and positivity will be missed by all.
“You only go around once.”
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday November 29, 2021 at Ravisloe Country Club, 18231 Park Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 from 5-8 P.M. with a service of remembrance at 5:30 P.M in person and Livestreamed
. In lieu of flowers, donations to the John A. Daly Memorial Scholarship Fund
through the South Suburban College Foundation would be appreciated.
CDC and State of Illinois COVID guidelines strictly enforced. Masks required.