Obituary: Daniel Joseph Liddy, 88
Daniel Joseph Liddy fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on March 14, 2015, at age 88.
He was born on May 6, 1926, to Bertram and Cecilia (nee Harsey) Liddy.
Predeceased by his first wife Patricia Delores (“Pade”) (nee Straub) Liddy. Dear brother of the late Robert J. (Rita) Liddy. Dear husband of Celeste (nee Kurtz) Liddy. Dear father of Kevin (Cassie) Liddy, formerly of Milford, Karyn (David) Warburton, Kimberly (the late Jack) Barry, Keith (Mary) Liddy and Kourtney Liddy. Dear grandfather of Ashley Liddy, Caroline Liddy, Nathaniel Liddy and Nataleigh Liddy. Dear great-grandfather of Madelyn Liddy. Dear step-father of Kay Martinez, Jeni Kurtz, Cindy Hamilton, Jay Kurtz, Trace Lowrie, Patti Callen, Amy Heller, Julia Terry and Paul Kurtz. Dear brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Mr. Liddy was a WWII Navy veteran who served in the Pacific Theatre in USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717). He rose to the rank of DK3 and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia Clasp, the China Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He continued his service to the nation with a 42 year career with the U. S. Postal Service. He recently was awarded his 60 year pin as a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and was a proud member of NALC Branch 343. After retiring, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the American Red Cross and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
Mr. Liddy was an avid Cardinals Baseball fan, renowned for his Sunday BBQs, listened to WIL whenever possible, attended Mass as often as he could and loved his family and friends dearly.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mother of Perpetual Help Assisted Living Facility for their three years of dedicated service to our father. In addition, the family would like to thank Vitas Hospice Service for their one year of dedicated support to our father.
Services: Body donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 6303 Nottingham Avenue, on Saturday, April 11, at 10:00 a.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a tax deductible donation to: Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, 36 Four Seasons, Box 272, Chesterfield, MO 63017, or: The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.