James Halstead Dailey

March 14, 1950January 31, 2013

James Halstead Dailey passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on January 31, 2013. He was 62. He is survived by his family: his sister-in-law, Christine Dailey; his niece, Susan Suh (Nathan) and their sons, Tyler and Colin and his nephew, James (Prima) Dailey. Jim was born on March 14, 1950 to Robert and Ann Dailey in Ann Arbor, who, along with his brother, Bob, predeceased him. He attended Pioneer High School. He was an avid sports fan who cheered for the Tigers, the Lions and the University of Michigan football and basketball teams. He was a gentle soul who enjoyed his family and friends, especially playing cards with dear friends, Lonnie and Wilbur. There will be a visitation for family and friends at Muehlig Funeral Chapel on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 4-8 pm.


  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2013

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Larry Dishman

February 11, 2013

This weekend I was saddened to hear about Jim's passing. I had the honor and the pleasure of coaching Jim's Ann Arbor Recreation Department baseball team back in the early 1960's. The team's name was Bendix,and Jim was the team's ace pitcher. Although he was athletically gifted, he always displayed humility and class, even as a young teen. In recent years I would run into Jim at Knight's Steakhouse where he was a regular. He enjoyed playing cards there as I recall. He would always address me as "Coach" still after all these years and tell me about the fabulous scrapbook he had kept of Bendix's "banner" season. He always talked about getting together with me to show it to me, but we never got around to it. If I am not mistaken, Jim was the grandson of Elmer D. Mitchell, the first varsity basketball coach for the University of Michigan and also the father of intramural athletics. Jim will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

Paul Kyprie

February 5, 2013

Jim was one of my best friends throughout my life. Lots of Jr. High hi-jinx and in High School weekly poker games, often at his house. We stayed in touch after graduation and often got together with members of the old "gang". I remember watching the first supper bowl in the hospital with Jim following his surgery for a brain tumor in 1967. Frazer Smith was with me and I know it meant a lot to Jim.
Rest in Peace my friend.

Mike Carey

February 4, 2013

Jim goes back to Burns Parks days. I
remember playing hockey with him at the
old tennis court/ice rink. Rest in peace.

Mike Carey

Mary O'Neil Hamilton

February 4, 2013

Jim and I shared a freindship that I will miss, he made me laugh a lot over the years. We made a lot of stories together and it was a honor to know such a kind, generous, and sincere person. You will be missed by many.

Kirk Spangler

February 4, 2013

Jim was the pitcher on my little league team and I was the catcher. I always admired how he handled life over the years, especially after his accident. He will be missed. God Bless!!!

Deniz Balta

February 3, 2013

Jim and I played on many of the same hockey and baseball teams during elementary and junior high. Jim played goalie and in high school we coached youth hockey together for a couple of seasons. He was always such a good person and a great friend.

Kathie Weinmann

February 3, 2013

Jim was a great guy. I first met him in 9th grade @ Ann Arbor High School and kept in touch over the years in various ways. He was one of the nicest ~ and funniest ~ men I knew. He will be missed by many people. Be at Peace, Jim. My deepest condolences to his family, it has been a hard year with great loss. Prayers are with you.

Anne Stehle

February 3, 2013

Jim was such a dear soul. My son, Matthew Loy, was his Godchild. I will miss his smiling face. He was always so happy to see you when you ran into him. Rest in peace, Uncle Jimmy.