Donald A. Dailey, 47, of Canandaigua, formerly of Penn Yan, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Don’s family will gather to share memories at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. A service of remembrance will be held following with Rev. Sandi Perl at Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Brain Injury Association of New York State, 10 Colvin Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12206, the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527, or to the Canandaigua Churches in Action Food Pantry, 5188 Bristol Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424.

He was a 1987 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. Don was a free spirit who lived life on his own terms and in a fashion that he enjoyed. His love for animals would often lead him to visit the pets at Petco and other area pet shops. Reading the newspaper every day from the front page to the back page was his way of keeping up with the latest news.

Don is survived by his loving mother, Joanne Dailey; siblings, Sheralyn (Robert) Fox, Bert (Linda) Dailey, Marcia (Steve Breuer) Dailey, Jeffery (Karen) Dailey, and his twin, Ronald Dailey. He is also survived by sister-in- law, Jody Vail Dailey, many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and several friends from Canandaigua.

Don was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Paul ‘LP’ Dailey; brother, Paul Dailey; paternal grandparents, Bert and Lillian Dailey; and maternal grandparents, Harold ‘Bill’ and Clara Snyde.

Friends and family may share condolences and memories of Don at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com