Daniel J. Reilly III, 99, of Blue Island, passed from this life on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion nee Mick, who passed away December 10, 2006. Daniel is the loving father of the late Michael Reilly, Maureen Reilly, late Rosanne Reilly, late Martha (Dennis) Morales, James (Mary Ann) Reilly, Laura (Robert) Schneider, Robert (Valerie) Reilly, Brian (Eileen) Reilly, and Patrick (Michelle) Reilly. He is the devoted grandfather of thirty-four, the proud great grandfather of forty-seven and great great grandfather of one. Daniel is dear brother of the late Lawrence Reilly, late Betty Anne Reilly, late Mary Jane Reilly, and William Reilly.
Daniel was born May 21, 1920 in Buffalo, New York to the late Francesca nee Haack and Daniel James Reilly Jr. He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran, serving overseas and obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Daniel has been a resident of Blue Island since 1947. He was former employee of US Steel. Daniel was a former substitute teacher for the Archdiocese and Marist High School, and also taught at Chicago Vocational School for US Steel Apprentices. He was active in Scouting for eighty-six years and worked as a Naturalist at Camp Lowden Boy Scout Camp for sixteen years. Daniel was a Native American Story Teller. He shared his knowledge each and every year with children and adults in the local schools, churches and Scout Troops, to which they would look forward to with great anticipation.
Visitation for Daniel will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Chapel prayers will begin Friday at 9:00 am at the Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island, then to St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island for mass at 10:00 am. Cremation will be private.