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Robert J. Daley, Sr.June 18, 1939 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 78)
Robert J. Daley, Sr., age 78, of Smyrna, Delaware, passed away at home on Friday, January 5, 2018.
Mr. Daley was born on June 18, 1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of the late William and Margaret Daley.
Mr. Daley proudly served his country with honor in the United States Navy.
He was the Director of Purchasing for two major Pharmaceutical Companies, with a Bachelors Degree in Business from Rutgers University. Upon his retirement, he became a member of the Lions Club International of North Carolina and of Smyrna-Clayton, Delaware. He also volunteered at the Seaford and Dover, Delaware Mission for Men and he taught Sunday school and Bible studies for 25 years.
Robert was an Officer and Chief for 18 years at the Fords Volunteer Fire Company in Fords, New Jersey.
He was an avid salt-water fisherman, and family man who enjoyed his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Daley.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, Janet; his two sons, Robert J. Daley, Jr., and his fiancée, Margaret Lewis and Michael P. Daley, Sr.; two brothers, Jack and Jim Daley; and three grandchildren, Cassandra and Jessica Daley, and Michael P. Daley, Jr.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 South Main Street in Smyrna. Memorial services will begin at 11:30 am. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, Delaware 19977 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.