Daniel O'Day was born in New York in 1906. In Rye his family lived on Sunset Lane. Daniel served as an officer in the US Army Air Force during World War II.
Dan died Apr. 30, 1999. He prepared for college at Taft. At Princeton he was a freshman wrestler, manager of football, and on the board of athletic control. He was a member of Ivy Club, and his roommates were Duke Gray, Jim Carey, Inky Boyd, and Bill Healey.
He was an ardent tennis and squash player well into his 80s.
Dan's business career was in the field of municipal bonds, and he retired as senior v.p. of the Northern Trust Co. His mother, a close friend and ally of Eleanor Roosevelt, served four terms as a representative-at-large for New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dan was an active member of Christ's Church in Rye, N.Y., and was involved in many civic activities there. He was a valiant AG agent for the class.
During WWII, he was a major in the Air Force and earned a Bronze Star and 13 Battle Stars. In 1937 he married Ida Sadler of Atlanta.
He is survived by a son, Daniel Jr. '63. The class extends its sincere sympathy to Dan's family.
The Class of 1929