Daniel Lafferty

Daniel A. Lafferty, a certified public accountant and world traveler, died Aug. 13 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson from complications of a stroke he suffered in April.

The longtime Wiltondale resident was 72.

The son of a postal worker and a homemaker, Mr. Lafferty was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans, where he attended St. Mary of the Assumption parochial school.

After graduating from the old Calvert Hall College High School on Cathedral Street in 1957, he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1961 from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He began his accounting career in Baltimore for Pricewaterhouse and later the Easco Corp. From 1986 to 1994, he worked for Arcata Graphics.

After retiring, he worked part time for a decade in the finance department at Loyola High School, until retiring in 2004.

Mr. Lafferty was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and had served as treasurer of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland.

"He had celebrated recently 30 years of sobriety," said his wife of 44 years, the former Agnes Buhman.

He had been a volunteer at the Franciscan Center and was a greeter at St. Joseph Medical Center, assisting patients and their families.

In addition to being an avid world traveler, Mr. Lafferty enjoyed photography and gardening.

He was a communicant of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Rodgers Forge, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Lafferty is survived by a son, Mark Lafferty of Baltimore; two daughters, Lydia Curran of Timonium and Kathleen Lee of Chantilly, Va.; a sister, Peggy Amaral of Narragansett, R.I.; and a granddaughter.