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Thomas Dailey, 72, joined his wife Theresa on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
The son of Robert F. Dailey and Bernadine M. (Conway) Micle, Thomas was born on September 3, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Thomas was a veteran of the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after serving in Vietnam.
He was a dedicated employee of J & L Railroad and LTV Steel and retired from Cuyahoga Valley Railway as a train master after many years of service.
Theresa Bewley and Thomas Dailey were united in marriage on March 19, 1973; during their forty-four year journey of love they created many cherished memories.
The Dailey family moved from Cleveland thirty-five years ago to establish their home in Jefferson.
Thomas was a lifelong member of the In Country Vietnam Veterans and VFW Post #3334 of Jefferson where he spent much time with his dear friend Charlie McQueen.
Thomas was a person who enjoyed being home surrounded by his grandchildren and his dog, Bentley. Thomas loved nature and all of its beauty. He and his children were always trying to save every injured or stray animal.
Thomas will be remembered for his work ethic, his love of home and family.
Thomas is survived by his children, Sean (Tracy) Dailey, Shannon Dailey; Edward (Barb) Kantor, John (Christie) Kantor, Thomas (Karen) Kantor; twenty-four loving grandchildren; seventeen precious great-grandchildren; his mother, Bernadine Micle; siblings, Tim (Mary) Dailey, Pat Dailey, Bruce Dailey, Brian (Cely) Dailey and Val (Jim) Dailey-Madigan and family friend, Sue Short and her family who are more like family than friends; many loving nieces and nephews.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa, on November 12, 2017; son, Michael Kantor; his father, Robert F. Dailey.
A private memorial service at Theresa and Tom's home will take place at a later date.
If desired, donations in Thomas's name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.
DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, is privileged to serve the Dailey family.
Published on March 6, 2018
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