OLEAN - William E. Dailey, formerly of 643 Delaware Ave., passed away Sunday (Feb. 23, 2014) at the Absolut at Salamanca Nursing Home.
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Born July 13, 1931, in Olean, Mr. Dailey was a son of Fred Elmer and Sarah Ann Barber Dailey. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy from April 23, 1951, to April 21, 1955.
Mr. Dailey was an Olean crossing guard for several years. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and volunteered for youth groups through his church.
Mr. Dailey enjoyed sports, especially the Buffalo Bills and high school sports. He also enjoyed camping. Mr. Dailey liked attending naval reunions throughout the country.
Mr. Dailey is survived by two sisters, Leta (Richard) Heap of Olean and Sarah Dailey of Olean; two cousins, Nancy (Duane) Loop of Olean and Thomas B. Barber; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Dailey was predeceased by a sister, Doris Heap; three half brothers, Bob Benjamin, Frank B. Benjamin, and Frederick Benjamin; and three half-sisters, Ruth McCure, Phoebe Sherlock and Carrie Simmons.
Funeral and committal services took place Thursday (Feb. 27, 2014) at noon in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. The Rev. Suzanne M. Block, pastor of the Christ United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial took place in the Mt. View Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 633 Linwood Ave., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Feb. 27 to Mar. 31, 2014