Joseph P. Dailey
Joseph P. Dailey, 91, of Yuba City, died November 6, 2012 of natural causes with his children by his side. He was born March 13, 1921 in Cleveland, the youngest of six children. He was raised by his fraternal aunt, Celia Wing and her husband Clarence. Being raised during the Great Depression he believed that if he had a dollar in his pocket he was rich! He enlisted in the Navy and served as an Aviation Machinist Mate in North Africa during WW II.
Upon discharge from the Navy he moved with his aunt and uncle to Yuba City in 1947 where they went into business as Midway Garage and Cafe on Live Oak Highway; a business he would work in until his retirement in 1986.
He married Barbara Onstine in 1949 and they were totally devoted to each other in their 56 years of marriage.
Joe was very active in the community over his lifetime. He coached in Sutter Buttes Little League; served over 20 years on the Sutter County Fish and Game Commission and was a member of Marysville Council #1869 Knights of Columbus for 49 years, and also a 4th Degree Knight of Santa Maria Assembly #1959.
During his many years as a Knight he served as Grand Knight, Chapter President, District Deputy, and Faithful Navigator and was active in many state Knights of Columbus programs including serving as Ceremonials Conferring Officer. He was also a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
In his retirement, Joe served an active role in the Marysville Columbian Retirement Center in a volunteer administrative capacity and spent numerous summers working for the California Canning Peach Association as a field man. He also made sure to devote time to his grandchildren's extracurricular activities.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 2005 as well as three brothers, Frank, Walter and George Dailey and his two sisters, Irene Simcic and Dorothy Mohar.
He is survived by his daughter, Christy (Steve) Grazzini of San Ramon and son Patrick Dailey of Yuba City. He has four grandchildren which were the light of his life; Daniel and Matthew Grazzini and Jacqueline and Kathryn Dailey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 7th and C Street in Marysville on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2pm followed by inurnment at Sutter Cemetery.
Memorial donations are suggested to Sutter North Hospice or St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Directors (530) 742-2473.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Nov. 8, 2012