Daniel C. O'Leary, III, of Shelly, Middlebrooks & O'Leary, Inc., passed away on December 13. He was a respected and loving father, husband, mentor and friend, as well as a successful business and community leader in Jacksonville.
He was a lifetime resident of Jacksonville and went to college at Gordon College and the University of Florida. After college he served as a commissioned officer in the US Army, then followed his father into the insurance business with Shelly, Middlebrooks and O'Leary. Dan stayed with the company all his working life, becoming Chairman in 1985 and serving in that capacity until his passing.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011, in St. Matthews Catholic Church, 1773 Blanding Boulevard. There will be a reception at the church following the service. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, at the Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. The family suggests donations in Dan's memory to the Paul Harris foundation of the Riverside Rotary Club.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Frances Perret O'Leary, his daughter Erin O'Leary, his son Conor O'Leary, daughter in-law Shannon Sheridan O'Leary, granddaughter Eliza O'Leary, his mother, Mrs. Daniel C. O'Leary, Jr. (Bobbie), his sister Robin O'Leary and his two brothers, Timothy and Patrick O'Leary.