FEBRUARY 14, 2000
M. DANIEL GILBOY
CANFIELD - Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Columba Cathedral for Atty. M. Daniel Gilboy, 51, of 73 N. Broad St., Mahoning County Court prosecutor here, who was pronounced dead Monday in Cleveland Clinic's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., branch hospital, to which he was flown by helicopter Thursday after suffering vascular disease that led to drowning while on a scuba diving vacation in the Bahamas.
Atty. Gilboy was born Nov. 26, 1948, in Youngstown, a son of Martin P. and Eileen R. Coristin Gilboy. A 1966 graduate of Youngstown Ursuline High School, he received a bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration from Youngstown State University in 1979 and his law degree from the University of Akron in 1983. He served with the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1966 to 1969.
He became a radio dispatcher for the Youngstown Police Department in 1971 and a Youngstown police officer in 1973 and was promoted to detective there in 1977, receiving five meritorious service medals from that department.
From 1980 to 1983, he was a bailiff for Judges Clyde W. Osborne, Henry Robinson and Peter C. Economus of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
He was admitted to the Ohio bar and began his private law practice in 1983, and was admitted to the Federal District Court in 1983. He served the city of Youngstown from 1985 to 1990 as second assistant law director and assistant city prosecutor and in 1989, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.
In 1992 and 1993, he was an adjunct professor of criminal justice at YSU, and from 1992 to 1997, he was personnel adviser for the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department. He was also an instructor in criminal justice at Jefferson Technical Institute in Steubenville, and a lecturer at the Mahoning County Sheriff's department Corrections Training School and Letsi Police Training Academy. He was also a guest lecturer for a domestic violence workshop at NEOUCOM (Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine) in Rootstown.
He ran unsuccessfully for Mahoning County Court judge in 1994 and 1998. He was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Mahoning County Court in Canfield from 1997 to the present.
He was a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association's grievance committee, and a member of the American, Ohio and Pennsylvania bar associations. He was also a member of American Trial Lawyers Association, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, National District Attorneys' Association and Mahoning-Trumbull Prosecutors' Association.
Mr. Gilboy was a board member of Help Hotline Inc., Residence Living Inc., Supported Living of Mahoning County Inc., and Mahoning County Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities.
He was awarded the citizen's award for the City of Youngstown in 1980 and was a former member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 28.
He leaves a son, Brian W. of. Tempe, Ariz.; a daughter; Maureen E. Gilboy of Youngstown; two brothers, Martin F. and M. Timothy, both of Canfield; and, two sisters, Marilyn Faunce of Washington, D.C., and Mary Eileen Diorio of Boardman.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at McVean & Hughes Funeral Home. Contributions will be made to Ducks Unllmited or Speclal Olympics.