James D. Daley, 81, of Warrenville, Ill., formerly of Buffalo, died Thursday (Dec. 16, 1999) in Community Health Care Center in Naperville, Ill.
A native of Buffalo, Daley retired in 1973 from Mobil Oil after 42 years of service in Buffalo and Paulsboro, N.J., and Turkey. He began his career as a Depression-era laborer and rose to oil refinery management positions. He had been a supervisor primarily in wax and lube oil refining.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Joanne Creahan; a son, James; four daughters, Jacqueline Krupp, Martha Daley, Kathleen Wriglesworth and Molly Glover, and a sister, Jane Saab, all of the Chicago area; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Irene Church in Warrenville, Ill., after prayers at 9:15 a.m. in Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, Ill.
Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Wheaton.