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Alan Daisey

AGE: 59 • Gumboro

Alan "Al" Daisey, age 59, of Gumboro died Saturday, December 12, 2015 at home. He was born in Overbrook, PA and was the son of Lois (Wolfgang) Daisey and the late Orville L. Daisey.

Al attended the Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship, in Piney Point, MD and was a Marine Engineer for over 30 years. He began his career on ocean going vessels but spent the majority of his time on tugboats and also on the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Before becoming ill, he was a Chief Marine Engineer on a tugboat for Vane Line Bunkering in Norfolk, VA.

Al was an avid collector of anything old, especially trucks, farm tractors, construction equipment, oil company and service station items, anything associated with Mack trucks, flags and much more. He loved the water, his bulldogs and Fenwick Island. He was a member of Project Liberty Ship John W. Brown, the First State Antique Tractor Club, American Truck Historical Society, Antique Truck Club of America and a former member of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his mother, Lois W. Daisey of Wallingford, PA; his wife, Vickie L. Daisey of Gumboro; a brother, James "Jim" Daisey and his wife Fran of Selma, NC and his best buddy, his English Bulldog Amos.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, December 16 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Rev. Greg Wilgus officiating. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will be in Redmen's Cemetery in Selbyville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his memory to Tunnell Cancer Center, Suite 101, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfu neralhome.net



Published in The News Journal on Dec. 15, 2015
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