Joseph P. Dayson, 85, a gun enthusiast and retired Allied Chemical Co. employee, died Wednesday (Oct. 1, 1997) in WCA Hospital, Jamestown.
Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he worked at Allied Chemical in the Town of Tonawanda for 30 years, retiring in 1972.
He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Buffalo Shooting Club, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club and New York State Conservation Association. He worked with public school systems in Western New York and area police in teaching gun safety to young people.
His wife, Laura Cordia Dayson, died in 1995.
Surviving are three daughters, JoAnn Suttner of the Town of Tonawanda, Rosanne Popiela of Lily Dale and Diane Macumber of Revere, Mass.; two brothers, Stanley Chludzinski of Washington, D.C., and Marcel Chludzinski of the Town of Tonawanda; five sisters, Josephine Kish of the Town of Tonawanda, Stephanie Thomas of Charleston, S.C., Wanda Dahlgren of Siesta Key, Fla., Helen Murray of Monaca, Pa., and Natalie Pinter of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 18 in First Spiritualist Temple of Lily Dale. Inurnment will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.