Danley, Edward Leranzo, Jr., 77, of Newport News, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Edward was born in Williamsburg, VA on December 5, 1937 to Edward L. Danley, Sr., of Williamsburg, VA, a watchmaker, and Edna Elizabeth Danley (formerly Edna Bethune). He was a graduate of James Blair High School, Williamsburg, VA 1956, the Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding, 1961, and Christopher Newport College, B.S., Business Administration, 1979. He worked as a Marine Piping Designer, contributing to design of several prominent aircraft carriers and carrier classes, including U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 60) and the Nimitz Class aircraft carriers.
He worked at Newport News Shipbuilding, 1956-1977, rising to Senior Designer; at Gibbs and Cox, Inc., 1979-1984, Inc. as Senior Designer; at John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., 1984-1994 as Senior Designer, and returned to Newport News Shipbuilding as Senior Designer, 1994-2002, retiring from there in 2002. He is preceded in death by his brother-in-law Boyd Slater. Edward is survived by his daughter, Lora Elizabeth Danley of New York; his son, Dr. Mark H. Danley of New Windsor, NY; sister, Brenda Danley Slater of Newport News, VA; niece, Holly Slater of Newport News, VA ; grand-niece Shanda Kishlicky (Francis Madriaga) and their children Jeramiah and Addison all of Newport News, VA; and grand-nephew James Kishlicky (Kassie Allen) of Newport News.
Edward was an avid visitor of Mariner’s Museum Park where he enjoyed many daily walks, enjoyed reading, especially of science-fiction literature, playing chess, building a small personal collection of abstract impressionist art from which he took pleasure, philately, backpacking, hiking and other similar outdoors activities. He sometimes visited and attended Unitarian Universalist churches. He enjoyed travel in the U.S. and internationally, spending several years of his retirement living in Vancouver, Washington and later visiting Italy, of which he spoke fondly. He was a lover of music, played alto saxophone, piano, and enjoyed classical music. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Williamsburg Memorial Park at 1pm.
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