Robert Jay Dailey

SALEM – Robert Jay Dailey, 88, of Salem, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

He was born on Sept.20, 1925 in St. Clair Township, Ohio, the son of the late Robert H. and Goldie (Hostetter) Dailey.

He served in the US Army during WW II, a member of the 82nd Airborne, serving in England, Normandy, and Central Europe. He worked at various places, the Farm Bureau and Landmark for 19 years as machinery manager and at Sam Brown Dodge for 15 years and then was self employed for 20 years as an automotive mechanic.

He is survived by his third wife, Mary Vincent Dailey, and preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Pike Dailey, and second wife, Dorothy Williams Dailey; and a daughter, Beverly Ruble.

He is also survived by his children, Gerald (Sue) Dailey of Salem, Robert Dailey Jr of Alliance, Rick (Celeste) Dailey of Carrollton, Randy (Tammy) Dailey of Louisville, Vickie (David) Rice of Louisville, Brad Dailey of Clark, Mich., and Bryan Dailey of Salem; a brother Earl (Sandy) Dailey of Columbiana; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall in Salem with the Elder Tom McConnell officiating. The burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Beloit.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers and food, please donate to Senior Independent Hospice or an organization of the donors choice.

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Arrangements were by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.