Daniel E. Creed '59
Posted 10/26/2017 06:06AM
Daniel E. Creed
August 16, 1941 - October 13, 2017
Resident of San Jose
Daniel Edward Creed, 76, of San Jose, California, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 13, 2017 at home with the love of his life, wife Kathy of 52 years and his dog Sophie.
Dan was loving and proud of his two sons, Mark and Jerry and his favorite daughter in law Vivian, and extremely proud and loving of his two grandchildren, Spencer and Clarissa.
Dan was born on August 16, 1941 to Michael "Pa" and Josephine "Ma" Creed. He is survived by his sister Theresa Fitzpatrick, and her children, Dan, Ed, Joanne and Kathy, his sister Marian FitzPatrick and her children Terry, Sheila and Kevin, his brother Big Mike and his children Kelly and Bryan.
He was preceded in death by his sister Kay Walker, her husband Bob and her children Jim, Bobby, Mike and also by brother in laws Mike FitzPatrick and Bart Fitzpatrick. Dan is survived by Kay's son Steve, as well as his many loving spouses, nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives.
Both of Dan's parents were immigrants from Ireland, with an 8 and 3 grade education. Dan graduated from St. Monica's in 1955, St. Ignatius High School in 1959, University of San Francisco in 1963 with a classical history degree and Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University in 1967.
Dan worked as a ride operator at Playland at the beach, San Francisco Police Officer, Probation Officer, Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney and in 1981 became a Superior Court Judge. Upon retirement at age 65, he became a traveling judge and served all over Northern California for seven more years.
He was passionate about world travel and the geography of history. He was a lifelong fan of the 49ers, SJ Sharks, SF Giants and the Warriors. He loved his dogs, golf, and coaching basketball. He attended all of his children's games and swim meets. During his years as a judge he was famous for his St. Patrick Day parties. He was an active member of the Elks, Los Pescadores and SIRS.
Dan was a great story teller. Dinner conversations at Dan's table were always amazing. Dan was a true Irish gentleman, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is loved and will be missed. At his request there will be no services. A private Irish wake is being held for family and close friends. His ashes will be laid to rest back home in Ireland, at St. Finbarr's church.