August 10, 1948 – August 10, 2018
DALEY, James Raymond, was called to his heavenly home on August 10, 2018, his 70th birthday. James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kay; daughter Angela (Robert) Marunowski; son Shawn (Mary) Daley; daughter Melissa (Will) Gallo; his grandchildren Cameron Egdorf, Connor James Daley, Benjamin Egdorf, Kaylee Marunowski, Megan Marunowski, Sarah Marunowski, and Jared Marunowski; brother Russ (Heather) Daley; sister Rosemary (Gene) Eike; several nieces; many close friends; and his devoted companion, CoCo.
Born to Jack and Mildred Daley in Grinnell, Iowa, James chose on his 19th birthday to commit himself to his country's service, joining the United States Air Force. This tour was the first of many, taking him to Vietnam and other posts all over the world. He retired to civilian life in 1988 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was part of a tight-knit community of AMMO veterans, and was able to reconnect with many former colleagues on social media. James enjoyed taking care of his home and could always be found working on a project or tinkering with something. There was very little that he could not fix. He never met a stranger and could always strike up a conversation with someone new. James had many friends for this reason alone. His love for his country was only surpassed by his love of his family and he will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to the American Cancer Society in honor of James R. Daley.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 15 from 10-10:30am with a Celebration of James' life beginning at 10:30 at Forest Park East Funeral Home located at 21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, Texas. Friends and family are invited for a reception afterwards from 11-12:30pm in the Reflections Room at Forest Park East. Afterwards, James will be laid to rest at Houston National Cemetery.
- Shawn Daley, Pallbearer
- Connor Daley, Pallbearer
- Cameron Egdorf, Pallbearer
- Benjamin Egdorf, Pallbearer
- Robert Marunowski, Pallbearer
- William Gallo, Pallbearer
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- Reception Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- Committal Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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August 13, 2018
To the family of James Daley,
I am sorry to hear of the passing of James. He was a wonderful and kind man. His smile would light up a room. I told his wife Kay that I always loved James laugh. It always made me smile. I love being his friend and his nurse. May God and James together watch over his family. Sending lots of hugs and prayers.