Daniel E. Schooley


Daniel E. Schooley of Frankford, Del., formerly of Michigan and Claymont, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Schooley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and was raised in Claymont, son of the late Charles Schooley and Margaret (Woods) Schooley. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware, with a degree in chemical engineering; a graduate of Nebraska University, with a degree in business education; and a graduate of Oregon, with a doctorate in statistics.

Schooley worked with the Michigan Board of Education for 25 years, helping to establish the first charter school in the state with Gov. John Engler. Schooley retired in 1997 and counted it an honor to serve the State of Michigan, helping with the educational needs of underprivileged children.

He was an avid reader who loved taking yearly trips to Las Vegas, bowling and collecting stamps. Schooley was also a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del., and enjoyed attending their Bible studies. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Wendy S. (Benjamin) Schooley; two sons, Michael Schooley and his wife, Tara, of Atlanta, Ga., and Rick Schooley and his fiancée, Fiona McLeod; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Kelia, Kaelyn, Alexis, Millie, Sophie, Azalea and Rosalie; and his cousin, Mary Damotto of West Chester, Pa.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.