Bruce G. Dailey, Sr., 68, of Hastings, passed away on Saturday surrounded by loving family.
Born in Syracuse, Bruce was the eldest of five siblings. He was a graduate of ESM High School before enlisting in the US Army. He retired from Verizon, as a Lineman, after 36 years of service. To keep "busy" after retirement, Bruce worked as a Bus Driver for the Central Square School District for six years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, and dancing with his wife in the kitchen. During family gatherings, Bruce enjoyed telling stories, jokes, and quoting lines from his favorite movies. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed.
Bruce is predeceased by his father Frank Dailey. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Sherry Dailey (Brewer); children Lisa (Richard) Stein, Bruce (Carrie) Dailey, Jr., David Dailey, Jennifer (Seth) Terrill, and Erica Huntley; mother Jeannie (Jim) Oliver; siblings Diane (Robert) Styring, Joyce (Mark) Reaume, Gary (Colleen) Dailey, and Daniel (Tom Lamotte) Dailey; sister in law Linda Modrall; eight much loved grandchildren Cruchelle, Jessica, Parker, Rebecca, Noah, Paige, Sarah, and Veronica; several nieces and nephews; and beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Gracie, who deeply misses her "Pa."
Calling Hours will be held on Friday, 4 to 7 pm, at Traub Funeral Home, Inc., 684 N. Main St., Central Square with a Funeral Service to follow at 7 pm. Burial will be held on Saturday, at 11 am., at Hastings Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Helping Hounds, 6606 Kinne Road, DeWitt, NY 13214.