Obituary for Daniel John Maghery
Daniel J. Maghery, 61, of Irwin (Penn Twp.) passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 21 2017. He was born in Great Barrington. Massachusetts on October 11, 1956, the beloved son of the late Carole Pearce Maghery and Richard Leo Maghery. Throughout his life, Dan was an exceptional athlete, knowledgeable sports enthusiast, and loyal friend. Dan graduated from Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts where he excelled on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He then played a season of baseball with the Chatham Athletics in the highly-competitive Cape Cod Baseball League, competiting with many players who went on to play in the major leagues. He received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dan worked for U.S Air for 25 years before retiring to open his own marketing firm, Tyger Promotions, in 2005. Dan is survived by his loving wife of twenty five years, Leisa Naughton Maghery, his daughter, Kaitlyn Alexee Maghery of Irwin, PA, and his son Tyler Daniel Maghery of Manor, PA. He would also want us to mention his 'third' child, Bailey Maghery, the 105-pound golden retriever who never left his side. Dan leaves his in-laws, Jack and Janet Naughton of North Huntingdon. In addition he leaves his sister Carole Maghery King, of Chatham, MA and her children, Cecily King of Portland, OR, Haley King and Chloe King of Burlington, VT, and Caleb King of New York City. Friends will be received at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue, on Friday from 2-4&6-8PM. Parting Prayers will be on Saturday at 9:20 AM in the Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers Dan requested that contributions be made in his name to: The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Fund, 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds, PA 17569, (717) 484-4799. Please write "Dan Maghery" on the check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy or to obtain direction please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.