Marcus Joseph Dailey, 84, Minot, formerly of New Rockford, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Joe was born June 10, 1928, at Warwick, the son of Marcus D. and Florence (Boyle) Dailey. He was raised and educated at New Rockford and enlisted in the Air Force on July 9, 1946. He honorably served his country until Dec. 31, 1946.
Joe was united in marriage to Susan Zink on May 16, 1949, at Carrington. They lived in Jamestown until 1962, when they moved to Minot. Throughout the years, Joe was employed by the Northern Pacific Railroad, Northwestern Bell and with SRT Communications in 1961 as the cable foreman. He retired in 1987.
Joe was a longtime member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Golden K Kiwanis and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #714. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing and loved to fish with his son in Alaska.
His loving family includes: wife of 63 years, Susan Dailey; children, Joe (Paulette) Dailey, Minot, Dan (Debbie) Dailey, Anchorage, Alaska, Jane (David) Hammond, Marietta, Pa., and Patricia (Steve) McGillivray, Bismarck; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Patrick; and sister, Rita Donegan.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Visitation: At the request of family, there will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign the memorial register today, Jan. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred to Bishop Ryan High School, St. Leo's Catholic Church, both Minot, or an organization of the donor's choice.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).