|Daniel J. Shields Jr.|
|October 19, 1955 - January 28, 2018|
Public EventsViewing - Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Funeral Mass - Thursday, February 1, 2018, 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia Church, Philadelphia
Graveside Service - Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:45 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon
ContactsFuneral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
|Clergy - St. Cecilia Church - 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-725-1240 - Map|
|Place - St. Josephs Villa - 110 West Wissahickon Ave, Flourtown, PA 19031 - 215-836-4179 - Map|
|Cemetery - Holy Cross Cemetery - 626 Baily Road, Yeadon, PA 19050 - 610-626-2206 - Map|
|Family Florist - Sally’s Flowers - 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-722-4500 - Map|
|Donation - Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter - 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 - 215-561-2919 - Map|
|Donation - Eternal Word Television Network - 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210 - 205-795-5777 - Map|
|Donation - FOP Survivors Fund - 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 - 215-629-3600 - Map|
Daniel J. Shields Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home. He was 62 years old. Daniel was born October 19, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Daniel Shields Sr. and the late Agnes Shields (nee - McLaughlin). He is the beloved father of Iva Marie Shields; grandfather of Jack, Ryan, Reghan, and Marcus, and Ryan and Natalie; brother of Regina Decky and her husband Stephen; uncle of Brian Decky; longtime companion of Kelly Hallinan and her daughters Elizabeth and Kelly; he is also survived by a loving extended family and friends.
Dan was raised and educated in the Olney section of the city, graduating from St. Ambrose Parish School and later Cardinal Dougherty High School. He retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 22 years of service to his city, and in his retirement, continued to give back through his involvement as an ongoing member of both the Pennsylvania and national Fraternal Organizations of Police helping new retirees transition out of active duty. Though he did not serve in the military, Dan was instilled with a strong pride of his father’s service and continued as a legacy member of his local V.F.W. Post #2819 - Michael J. Crescenz Post and the American Legion Post #0832. Dan was a longtime and faithful Mummer, having a lifelong love of playing the banjo, and could be found most recently strutting with the Aqua String Band. He was a devoted Catholic and was active with the Men of Malvern retreat. In his free time, he had proudly obtained his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. His Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. His graveside service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Road, Yeadon, PA 19050.
Religious services will be conducted by St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.alz.org/desjsepa or the Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210 www.ewtn.com or the FOP Survivors Fund, 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 https://fop5.org/page/2/.
Family flowers arranged by Sally’s Flowers 215-722-4500.