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Robert L. Daly

September 27, 1953 — February 29, 2024

Davenport, Florida

Robert L. Daly, 70, of Davenport, Florida, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

A Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 415 W Chatham St., Metamora, on Friday, March 22, 2024  at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation two hours before the service at 9:00 a.m. A celebration of life will be held in Orlando, FL at a later date.

He was born on September 27, 1953, in Peoria, Illinois, son of John J. and Mary S. (Hibser) Daly. He married his high school sweetheart Denise Daly on July 7, 1973 in Metamora, Illinois. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Nicholas (Bridget) Daly of Davenport, FL, and Andrew Daly of Tampa, Florida. He has a surviving brother, Michael (Sally) Daly of Moline, Illinois; and one sister Mary Jo (William) Murphy of Bloomington, Illinois; two brothers-in-law Carl (Paula) Schaidle, and Rick (Donna) Schaidle.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel (Sherry) Daly of Peoria, Illinois; his parents; father-in-law; mother-in-law; and sister-in-law, Diane (Schaidle) Cramer.

Bob was a 1971 graduate of Spalding Institute, Peoria, Illinois. He held several restaurant positions in the Peoria area, followed by 23 years working for Interstate Brands / Butternut Bakery in Peoria, and BCTGM Local Union 1. He relocated to Orlando, Florida in 2011 for his dream retirement career with Walt Disney World where he worked for 12 years.

Bob was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Metamora, and Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Sorrows Council, Germantown Hills.

Bob's most important priority was his family and friends. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, and friend to all.

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