Norman "Jim" James Daley, 72, of Painted Post, passed away February 27, 2021 at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Jim was born September 7, 1948 in Coudersport, PA the son of Norman S. and Joyce M. (Howard) Daley of Buffalo NY, both are deceased.
He is survived by his children, Lesia Potter (Randy Knickerbocker) and Tony (Shannon) Daley; Sisters, Shirley (Arthur) Willard and Norma Fleming; Grandchildren Brittany, Shay, Jonathon and Kyra; 4 Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and their spouses.
His daughter Lesia was the love of his life and he enjoyed spending time with her and all of his grandchildren.
Those who have passed before him are his parents, ex-wife, Virginia A. Dewitt, half brother and sister and brother-in-laws.
Jim lived his early years in Buffalo, New York until he went to live with his grandmother and little sister in Genesee, Pennsylvania. While he lived in Buffalo he was a paperboy and rode his bike to deliver the Buffalo News. When he moved to Genesee, Pennsylvania as a teen, he liked hanging out with the many friends he had there working on cars, motorcycles, going to car shows and the Woodhull races. Since Jim was a ladies man, he hung out weekends at Bailey’s Barn Dances and enjoyed square dancing.
Jim enjoyed the early years vacationing at Wasaga Beach. He loved the sand, beach and the amusement park where he would ride the ferris wheel with his sister's. He would rock the seat to scare his little sister Shirley.
Every summer and some Christmas's he spent in Canada because Jim's dad was Canadian. Jim had many hobbies since a boy. He loved the train set he got one Christmas from his mom and dad. He worked on bikes, electric race cars and put together airplanes that could fly. When he became a man, he liked hunting, fishing and working on bigger projects like his Harley Davidson motorcycles and Corvette cars. He loved to ride his Harley with the wind in his face. Jim flipped a house or two then decided to live in the third one. He’d fix lawnmowers to sell.
He also loved his fur girls Molly and Mya and his beloved dogs Ollie and Missy who passed. He would like to Thank Nancy and Fred Hallock for caring for Molly and Mya and all the help to Lesia.
Jim worked for the A&P in Horseheads and retired from Corning Glass Works.
The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Syd McCroy Officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to: Palliative Care Program University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 687, Rochester, NY 14642 or the University Of Rochester Cardiac Unit.
As all are welcomed, we will be adhering to New York State regulations for social distancing and attendance regulations.
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