University of Delaware

Edith C. Daly, who had careers in editing, theater and television and was also an advocate for social justice

Edith C. Daly, who had careers in editing, theater and television and was also an advocate for social justice

Edith C. Daly, who had careers in public relations, theater and television and was also an advocate for social justice and peace, died Sept. 1 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital after being stricken with a heart attack at her home at Green House Residences at Stadium Place.

She was 97.

The daughter of James Counahan, a builder, and Mildred Counahan, a Montessori School teacher, Edith May Counahan was born in Pittsburgh and spent her early years there before moving with her family to Newark, Del.

She was 17 when she graduated from Newark High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1941 in English and theater from the University of Delaware.

“One of her first...

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