Obituary of John R. Daniels
(ALBION) John R. Daniels, age 82, died in his home August 18, 2020 following a brief illness and surrounded by his family. He was born January 2, 1938 in Albion to John S. and Frances (Nayman) Daniels and was a life-long resident of this area. John was a 1951 graduate of St. Mary’s School and married the love of his life, Alice Conley on February 7, 1959. He was a United States Veteran of the Army National Guard, and was a former employee of Eastman Kodak. John was a life member of the Albion Fire Department having participated as an Albion Firefly on the Competition Tournament Team, and served as Assistant Chief and Chief of the Department. He also gave back to his community by serving as a Trustee on the Albion Village Board and as an Arson Investigator for the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. John was a member of the St. Mary’s Athletic Club and the St. Mary’s Archer’s Club and was an avid deer hunter, enjoyed fishing, trapping, and going to the Blues festival in Alexandria Bay for years. Mr. Daniels was predeceased by his wife Alice. He is survived by his children: John (Emily) Daniels of AL, Teresa (Chris Miller) Daniels of FL, Richard Daniels of Albion, his brother: Robert (Peggy) Daniels of Albion, his grandchildren: Christina (Steve Watts) Daniels, Katherine (Jared) Fleming, Ann (Quil) Gaffney, Thomas (Jennifer Ryder) Manning, his great grandchildren: Allister, Archibald, Ellis, Ashay, Tianna, Haley, Alexis, Corbin, Coby, Aquil, Hailey, Joshua, Kadinz, Alyxes, Kale as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. John’s service and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY, 10016.