Douglas "Big Doug" Dailey

July 4, 1944April 8, 2013

Douglas A. Dailey Sr., “Big Doug”, age 68 of Penn Yan, NY born on the Fourth of July, 1944 passed away Monday, April 8th, 2013 due to a long illness. Doug was born in Penn Yan, NY the son of the late Harold B. and Viola M. (Hall) Dailey. Doug graduated from Penn Yan Academy and married Vicki Margeson on June 25th, 1994. He was an indepentant owner and operator, he had work for Malcurias Brother, Morton Salt, at the Dresden Naval Base, and the Yates County Highway Dept. He was the most happiest being his own boss and owning “Big Doug’s Meiner Weiner” and Auggies. Doug was involved with Camp Good Days and help build the concession stand at the ball park. He was a member of the Masons and the Penn Yan Elks Lodge and a past member of the Penn Yan VFW and the Himrod Gun Club. Doug always had time for a good joke or a story. Doug is survived by his wife of 18 years, Vicki (Margeson) Dailey; son, Douglas A. Dailey Jr and daughter in law, Susan L. Dailey; daughter, Denise A. Dailey; son, David A. (Alicia) Dailey and their mother, Linda S. Dailey; son Bernie Parmelee; daughter in law, Wendy Parmelee; his four legged children, Brandon, Sarah, Oreo, and Stella; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Auric) Beihl, Ashley, Morgan, Shiloh, and Lucus Dailey, Kristina Parmelee, and Kenneth Young II; brother, Dennis (Lynne) Dailey; father in law, Carl Margeson; uncle in law, Roy Mortonsen; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Harold and Viola, Doug was predeceased by his son, Kirby B. Dailey; grandchildren, Mason and Amelia Dailey; sisters, Hermia Swarthout McClure and Sheila Ayers; and his mother in law, Erva Margeson. Friends and family may call from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, April 13th at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. His service will follow at the funeral home at 1pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in “Big Doug’s” memory to the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Ginger and Jim Hauf

April 18, 2013

so sorry for your loss, sending hugs

Kellie H

April 18, 2013

Denise so sorry for your loss. Mom will keep him company. May you find comfort in God.

April 17, 2013

Sorry for your loss Vicky.

Joanne Kasson and Jodi Kasson Marshburn

Shirley Eaves,Clark, Orr

April 17, 2013

Rest in peace..we will all meet again.. condolences to the family..

Robert Kriegar

April 17, 2013

With fond remembrance

Robert Kriegar and Family

Elaine Clark - Kenney

April 17, 2013

RIP Uncle Doug, you will be missed very much by all that knew you

April 16, 2013

Greg J Griffin

Ralph Wilber

April 15, 2013

Vicki and Family - My condolences to you all. It won't be the same without his greeting you with a smile and "how are you doing" when you came to the counter. RIP Doug

Rustine Lavin

April 14, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the entire family and those close to him. He will be missed. The Lavin's

April 13, 2013

Family of Big Doug,
He will be missed by all that knew him.I hope "Big Doug's " lives in his memory for many years.
Jim Moon Penn Yan