The following is a letter from Rev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J., to the Georgetown Prep community on February 3, 2019.
Dear Georgetown Prep Community,
I am very sad to inform you that Mr. Gary Daum passed away last evening after a long illness.
I saw him this past week and have been in touch with his wife, Mary, over the past several days. In my conversation with Gary last week I was once again reminded of his enormous love for Prep--not just the institution or the place, but especially the people. He leaves an enormous legacy in the music, arts, and liturgical programs. He also leaves a hole in our hearts.
Please keep Mary and their daughter, Claire, and the whole family in your prayers.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J.
Wake in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes | Thursday, February 7, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes | Friday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.; reception to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Prep.