Daniel J. Algeo—7/3/2014

Danny AlgeoDaniel J. Algeo, age 49, of Lansdale died July 3, 2014 at Abington Hospital in Abington.

Born in Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester, he was the son of James M. and Mary Margaret “Mickey” Filliben Algeo of Lansdale.

He graduated from St. Stanislaus Elementary School and Lansdale Catholic High School, class of 1983,  both located in Lansdale and was a member of the class of 1990 from Gwynedd Mercy College. He also took graduate courses at Gratz College.

Danny was the head football coach from 2004 until present at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, Delaware County where he also taught Business Law and Sports Marketing.

Prior to his head coaching position at Cardinal O’Hara, he previously served as assistant coach at Lansdale Catholic from 1983 to 1996, head coach at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia from 1996 to 2000, head coach at Phoenixville High School from 2000 to 2001, assistant coach at Roman Catholic from 2001 to 2002, assistant coach at Widener University from 2002 to 2003 and as assistant coach at Cardinal O’Hara from 2003 to 2004.

Danny’s priorities during his coaching career were Faith, Family and Football.

In the off-season, he also coached in the US Army All Star Game, the Big 33 Game, the PSFCA East/West All Star Game, the Montgomery County All Star Game and the Chesapeake Bowl All Star Game.

Danny was an active member of the Pennsylvania Football Scholastic Coaches Assn., the Kairos Retreats at Cardinal O’Hara and the Men of Malvern.

In addition to his parents, Danny is survived by his former wife, Courtney Mary Fitzsimmons Algeo; his daughter, Rebecca Ann Algeo; his siblings, Maggie deMarteleire (Michael) of Skippack, James Algeo, Jr. (Mary) of Royersford, Mary Beth Dewey (Scott) of Poolesville, MD, Bridget Algeo of White Haven, Veronica Algeo (Erica) of Souderton, Mary Frances Traywick (Jonathan) of Limerick, Mary Eileen Besachio (Justin) of Glenside, and John Patrick (Christine) of Lititz; 18 nieces and nephews and 1 grand niece and 1 grand nephew.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 9th at 11AM at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA. 19446 where the family will receive friends Tuesday evening, July 8 from 6 to 9PM and Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:45AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Rebecca’s College Trust Fund, c/o TD Bank, Township Line Rd. and Swede St., Blue Bell, PA. 19422 would be preferred.

17 thoughts on “Daniel J. Algeo—7/3/2014

  1. Dear Jim, Mickey, Maggie, Jimmy, Mary Beth, Bridget,Ronnie, Mary Francis,Mary Eileen, and John,
    I just saw on the news about Dan’s passing. My sympathy and condolences are with all of you. I hope that you all are healing from this terrible loss.
    Dan was all about Football and sports, from high school on. I know your faith will bring you through, and I am remembering my former student as a happy person who would do anything for anyone.
    I know that he really is in the arms of The Lord. God Bless you all.
    Sincerely, Linda (Wiederhold) McAleer 9/11/14

  2. Dear Algeo Family,

    I am so, so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. After seeing all the amazing articles and comments from friends, students and football players, he will surely be missed and definitely never forgotten.

    With sincerest sympathy,

    Kelly Ames Schwartz

  3. To Mr. and Mrs. Algeo, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. It’s quite apparent from the tributes he has received that he leaves behind a tremendous legacy inspired and influenced by the way you’ve led your own lives. My family and I will keep Danny, Rebecca, you and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike O’Brien (LC class of ’79) and family

  4. I worked with Dan as a sports reporter when he served as head football coach at Phoenixville. Unfortunately, it was for just the one year. But he obviously went on to bigger and better things. I also know many members of the Algeo family, sons and daughters and their children, as coaches and athletes. They are all class people whom I have had the privilege to know and work with for many years in local sports journalism.

    My condolences to all,
    Barry Sankey
    Sports Editor
    Phoenix Reporter & Item, part of 21st-Century Media chain of newspapers

  5. Our prayers are with you all! We are deeply sorry for this great loss! He was a wonderful teacher’ coach and person! He will be sadly missed! The Simonelli Family!! Gaetano , Gabriella, Marino and Lucianne

  6. Dear Algeo Family- Although my sons never had Coach Algeo as a coach,one of my sons had him for class,and both my sons thought he was a really good guy. Everyone thought the world of him,and what wonderful things were said about him! I am sure that you are very proud. How he treated his students,players and everyone he met teaches us all a lesson about life. He will be missed. We pray for your comfort and peace in knowing how loved he was. The Purpura Family

  7. To The Family,

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. Coach Algeo taught me a lot about the game of football.

    Thank You Coach Algeo,
    Ian Clyburn 07′

  8. We Love you Danny. You will forever be with us in our hearts and our prayers. Gonna miss seeing your smiling face. Love you cuz. Rest with God and be at Peace.

  9. Coach Algeo, what will O’Hara Football be without you. You will be missed even by parents like me who only spoke to you on few occasions yet were touched by your dedication and love for your players. Rest.

  10. Dear Algeo Family…we know you don’t need to hear it from us but Danny was one good man and a loyal friend. Your family was always admired by ours and it’s obvious how Faith, Family and Football permeated Danny’s life. Now he gets to bring that to heaven – where the best team ever assembled will now have Danny to show them how’s it done! Danny made our class of 83′ special as he did with everything he involved himself with. We will miss him dearly and will always be in out hearts, thoughts and prayers. We can only hope to be considered “good men” as Danny was. May God Bless your family always. Joe Wanner.

  11. Mr. and Mrs. Algeo,

    My sincere condolences on the loss of Dan. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Michelle DeFinis Freeman

  12. Coach Algeo

    I just want to thank you for being a great man!! It was an honor to get too know you and what you did for my son Da’Shaun Ballenger, a freshman football player who was in your program—even as we came to the conclusion as a family to transfer him closer to home. I can honestly say that was one of the hardest decisions my family made. Cardinal O’Hara is a wonderful school academically and family atmosphere. They will sorely miss a great man!! God bless you, Coach and your Family!! You and your family will always be in my family prayers and heart.

    God Bless

    Coach Ballenger

  13. Our thoughts, prayers and blessings to Dan’s family and to all at O’Hara. Dan will be missed by so many and taken way to soon. Coach Dan was a great friend and supporter of the Bert Bell Football League and we will all miss him so.

    Judy Hahn
    BBMFC Commissioner

  14. Hey Dan, Heaven has a heck of a football coach on board now!! Remembering the great times at Gwynedd’s Day Camp always makes me smile!! Keep them laughing!!

  15. Mr Algeo was such an amazing person. I laughed hysterically tonight telling stories of him. Heaven gained an amazing angel thats for sure. Rest in Peace Alg!!!

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