Daniel L. Deasy passed away on Tues., October 18 in Westminster, CA following a brief illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Veronica (Ronnie), and six children: Mary, Carolinda, Dan, Kevin, AnnMarie and Susan. He had 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Dan was born in the Bronx, New York, on March 9, 1926. He joined the US Military in 1948. His life changed forever when he met his future wife, Ronnie. They married on Sept. 30, 1950, at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas. The Deasys’ growing family lived on military bases throughout the US and also in France.
Dan retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major before beginning his civilian career. He worked for the State of California Employment Development Department for 15 years where he helped veterans find jobs. He held a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree from Columbia.
He will always be remembered for his warmth, humor, and faith.
No obituary of Daniel Deasy would be complete without an excerpt from his favorite poem by author Robert Service:
The Cremation of Sam McGee
There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.